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May 18 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome Trio Casals to the historic landmark 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center to present MOTO BELLO. The next chapter in the moving series that brought 2015’s MOTO CONTINUO and MOTO PERPETUO in 2013, living up to its name, MOTO BELLO, or “beautiful motion,” is a collection celebrating the synergy of Trio Casals and the works of ten contemporary composers including Diane Jones, Beth Mehocic, David N. Stewart, Sidney Bailin, L. Peter Deutsch, Giovanni Piacentini, Adrienne Albert, Clive Muncaster, Joanne Carey, and Bruce Babcock.
MOTO BELLO is a journey through individual experience, international scenes, and philosophical pondering. Each piece is an exploration of movement and of the beauty in all forms of motion—dissonant and jagged, soft and freely flowing, or standing tentatively between the two. In some instances, the pieces are romantic and sweeping, as in Ondine, Nightfall, Palette No. 1, the beginning moments of Solo la Sombra. In others, the energetic experience is driven and leaping, as in Woman A/Part, Somewhere Between D and C#, Habanera, Lines, Hockets, and Riffs, and Imagined/Remembered. MOTO BELLO is a diverse tapestry of emotional, energetic, and imaginative listening experiences.
Trio Casals demonstrates not only the imaginativeness of the composers, but also the group’s technical prowess as they communicate the unique meaning and motion behind each composition. On MOTO BELLO, the ensemble exists as the dynamic storyteller of each composer’s artistic statement, weaving each tale of beauty in motion with their own inspired story.
Trio Casals consists of Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello; Sylvia Ahramjian, Violin; and Anna Kislitsyna, Piano. While the trio is new to the 1867 Sanctuary, only Sylvia Ahramjian is performing for the first time in this space. Ovidiu Marinescu has performed several times at the 1867 Sanctuary, once with Anna Kislitsnya.
Since making a highly-acclaimed debut at the 1996 edition of the Pablo Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Trio Casals has delighted audiences with spectacular virtuosity, engaging enthusiasm and exquisite musical elegance. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall, a week-long collaboration with the Nashville Ballet and composer Michael Kurek, appearances in the Triple Concerto by Beethoven with the Helena and Southeastern PA Symphonies, and concerts in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Trio Casals has performed in the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Holywell Room in Oxford, England, and at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and has toured China and Romania.
Trio Casals has created original programs that juxtapose the great classical tradition of Beethoven and Brahms with new works written by American composers, such as Paul Schoenfield, Michael Kurek, George Rochberg, and Hilary Tann. Their album Moto Continuo features distinguished composers such as Brian Noyes, Osias Wilensky-Schorr, Diane Jones, and Nicholas Ascioti, who have written trios for the group. Recorded for PARMA Recordings, Moto Continuo was presented in concert at Carnegie Hall and other concert venues. Moto Bello, the follow up album for Parma Recordings, was performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York in May 2018. Already planned is a new album: Moto IV, with a Carnegie Hall engagement for Spring 2019. In addition to its performing schedule, Trio Casals is committed to music education, offering regular master classes at schools and colleges. As resident artists for Music for All Seasons, its members have played in shelters for victims of domestic abuse, nursing homes, and hospitals. All three members have distinguished careers as soloists
This concert is also scheduled to be performed on May 19 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Meet the composers:
music is solid in construction, imaginative in concept, and skillful in orchestration. It appeals to audience and musicians alike.” -Dr. David Daniels, Music Director Emeritus, Warren Symphony Orchestra
claim to fame came about a year after the death in 1965 of Sir Winston Churchill. The following year, he established the Churchill Memorial Concerts at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon, and conducted the first six concerts, which continue to include celebrated speakers. At about the same time, Clive became interested in Music Therapy. He then founded the Music Therapy Charity, an organization which still exists in England. A Southern BBCTV documentary was shown illustrating his pioneering activities.
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
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