“Femmes Notables” with Trio Nova Mundi February 26

Trio Nova Mundi, classical trio who will preform their program "Femmes Notables", selections from women composers

Trio Nova Mundi, classical trio who will preform their program "Femmes Notables", selections from women composersCelebrate Women’s History Month with Trio Nova Mundi February 26th at 7:30 pm, as part of the UUCS Concerts in the Sanctuary series.  They will perform works by notable women composers, including Mel Bonis, Elisenda Fabregas, Gwyneth Walker, and Fanny Mendelssohn.

Trio Nova Mundi includes Maureen Conlon Gutierrez (violin), Elisa Kohanski (cello), and Becky Billock (piano). This dynamic all-women ensemble, spans the Americas in musical training and heritage. This heritage inspires a mission of sharing their music globally, a focus on innovative programming featuring new or lesser-known works alongside the classics, and a desire for outreach and community engagement.

 Proceeds go to benefit Trio Nova Mundi as well as the UUCS Music Fund. Tickets are $12 ($8 student) or pay what you can.

Here is a short description of the program.

Mel Bonis – Soir-Matin

In the expressive language of the French Impressionists, Soir-Matin vividly describes a glorious evening, followed by an early morning awakening. 

Elisenda Fabregas—Voces de mi Tierra

This exotic flamenco-style piece carries us to Granada, Spain where a gypsy and a peasant share a romantic evening at the Alhambra and then dance away into the night. 

Gwyneth Walker—New World Dances

Get into the groove with these down-home, barn-stomping, rafter-raising dances.  We’ll throw in a Soft Shoe, and a Slow Dance, along with a few upbeat numbers to get your toe tapping.

Fanny Mendelssohn—Trio in d minor, Op. 11

Not to be outdone by her brother, Felix’s, works for piano trio, Fanny does not disappoint with this masterpiece.  Her four movement tour de force is adorned with all the hallmarks of the romantic period:  sweeping melodies, dulcet lyricism, and torrents of virtuosity. 

For more information, contact contact Aimee Larsen-Amend at 503.364.0932 or email: music@uusalem.org.