Intent on bringing quality chamber music to the Simcoe region and beyond, the Amity Trio is known for its sure ensemble playing and warm, open interpretations. The group’s members are Michael Adamson (violin), Alyssa Wright (cello) and Marilyn Reesor (piano). Each is an accomplished instrumentalist and sought-after soloist in their own right, but their chemistry within the trio - and affinity for the music created - generate performances of delightful musicality, passion and grace.
From the early classical works of Haydn and Mozart through such romantic and 20th Century composers as Schubert and Dvorák to contemporary works by Arensky and Piazzolla, the Amity Trio selects some of the favourite music written for the piano trio, and enjoys seeking out some of the lesser-known gems. Whether having fun with a salon piece or tackling the angst of Shostakovich, the trio’s performances are always in service of the music.
Since its inception in 2001, the Amity Trio has concertized extensively throughout the Simcoe region, Greater Toronto Area and south and central Ontario. Recent highlights include performances at Stouffville's Lebovic Centre for the Arts, Barrie's Colours of Music Festival, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society and the New Tecumseth Festival, plus repeat performances for Toronto's Musical Moment Concerts, Creemore's St. Luke's Gift of Music, Barrie's Midday Music with Shigeru and Alliston's Gibson Centre for the Arts.
The trio is introducing its new configuration this September at the Colours of Music Festival and Creemore Festival of the Arts, featuring an all-new programme, “Neglected Gems” (music by Catoire and Saint-Saëns).
The Amity Trio recently recorded the music of Haydn, Schubert, Schumann and Piazzolla, and will be releasing this CD in the coming months.
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