News Feature

Originally published in Compass, July 31, 2014
Trio Cleonice to perform in Castine

Trio Cleonice, the Graduate Piano Trio in Residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, will present the first of two concerts Tuesday, August 12, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine, located on the Village Green. The second concert will be presented on Wednesday, September 3. Both concerts will take place at 7 p.m. and are open to all. The music by Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Davidovsky, will represent some of the greatest pieces in the chamber music literature for piano trio, according to a news release.

Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwendolyn Krosnick, and pianist Emeley Phelps, each accomplished as soloists on their respective instruments, formed the Trio Cleonice at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in the summer of 2008. In their short time together the group has established itself as one of the most creative, communicative, and exciting young ensembles in the United States.

During the past year, the group has performed in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Jacksonville, Florida. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season will include the trio’s Kennedy Center debut, return appearances at Jordan Hall in Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Old South Meeting House, and other Boston venues.

For further information about the concerts, contact Albert Stwertka: 469-2455, or