Sunday, September 30 at 4:00pm Gettysburg native Diana Flesner (Cello), Jay DeWire (Piano) and Heather Haughn (Violin) bring more than an outstanding concert to the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel. The West Shore Piano Trio accompanies its concerts with brief verbal commentary, providing biographical details about the composer, framing the work in context of its time, and highlighting thematic and compositional elements for the works they perform. They use accessible, jargon-free language and are committed to the idea that education and entertainment enhance each other.
Flesner, DeWire and Haughn have brought passionate performances to audiences across the mid-Atlantic through their playing and commentary and interaction with audiences.
Based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, members of the West Shore Piano Trio were educated at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Rice University Shepherd School of Music, the University of Illinois and the University of Maryland. They have studied with or been coached by such esteemed musicians as Lynn Blakeslee, Isaac Stern, Kathleen Winkler, Roland and Almita Vamos, Zvi Zeitlin, Larissa Dedova, Brian Ganz, Bonnie Hampton, Brandon Vamos and members of many international quartets.
Since their first performance on the west shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the Trio’s commitment to education includes master classes, question-and-answer sessions and collaborations. They maintain an active and developing relationship with Duke Ellington School for the Arts and Goucher College, where the group has given multiple concerts and also a lecture performance on Shostakovich’s piano trio, in which they discussed the different levels of meaning in the piece and the effects that politics and personal connections had on its musical language. Other recent projects include a collaboration with DancEthos dance company.
Visit the West Shore Trio website: http://westshoretrio.com/ to learn more about the group.
The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 717-334-5508. For information about the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .