Black Family Trio to perform at Bates

The Black Family Trio, a piano, violin and cello ensemble, will perform at noon on Oct. 21, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The concert, part of the Noontime Concert Series at Bates, will feature works by Handel, Dvorak and Squire as well as traditional fiddling music. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Composed of pianist Bonnie Black, her 11-year-old daughter, Mari, on violin and her 9-year-old son, Glenn, on cello, the Black Family Trio frequently performs throughout New England in schools, churches, hospitals and music festivals. They also appear as the Electric Shoes Band, playing traditional fiddle music for contradances and folk performances.

Mari and Glenn Black have made concerto appearances with the Arcady Music Festival and have won prizes at the Pine Tree State Competition, the Cambridge Young Artists Competition and the Kotschmar Memorial Scholarship Competition. In September, the trio appeared at the National Traditional Fiddle Championships in Barre, Vt., where Mari and Glenn were featured on CBS television as the 1997 Junior Fiddling Champions.

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