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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Allegheny Trio Performs 'Some Things Borrowed' September 13

Allegheny TrioSALISBURY, MD---The Allegheny Trio performs the concert “Some Things Borrowed” 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall.

The performance features music by J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn that incorporates elements borrowed from other works. Selections include Mendelssohn’s “Piano Trio No. 2” in C minor and “Scherzo” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Trio Sonata,” BWV 1038 and “Viola da Gamba Sonata,” BWV 1029 by Bach will also be performed. Flutist Denis Karp joins the trio.

Comprised of cellist Jeffrey Schoyen, violinist Sachiho Murasugi and pianist Ernest Baretta, the trio is named for the Allegheny River, which flows through the Pittsburgh area where the musicians originally played together. They reunited as a trio upon moving to the Eastern Shore.

Conductor and music director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the Salisbury Youth Orchestra, Schoyen teaches cello and bass at SU.  He has given concerts throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Ecuador, and received a Frank Huntington Beebe Grant to study in London with William Pleeth. He is also a Tanglewood Gustav Golden Award recipient. Schoyen honed his cello skills at the New England Conservatory of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, before earning his D.M.A. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Murasugi has performed extensively as a professional orchestral and chamber musician. She has been concertmaster of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico, and a member of the West Virginia Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and Springfield Symphony. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Grant in chamber music and has performed in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Museo del Prado, and the Music Center at Strathmore. She is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and holds a D.M.A. from Ohio State University. Currently she is currently concertmaster for the SSO.

A successful soloist and chamber musician, Barretta has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. A member of the piano faculty at Juilliard School of Music, he recently appeared at the Seoul Music Festival and Academy in South Korea. A collaborative artist, he has played with such internationally recognized musicians as baritone Christopher Robertson and trumpeter Terry Everson. He studied at Oberlin Conservatory and earned a D.M.A. from Peabody Conservatory.

Karp has performed throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., for the past 20 years as a soloist and a member of the Lenore Trio and Gallery Winds. A graduate of Towson University, he has performed with James Galway and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, played recorder and flute as a featured musician with the U.S. Air Force Band and frequently records at Omega Recording Studios as a member of the Washington Winds.

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