Philip Carlsen's Far Psalteries Piano Trio first performance, March 3rd

Sun - March 3, 2024, 3:00 pm

 

Philip Carlsen's Far Psalteries Piano Trio first performance, March 3rd

Philip Carlsen's Far Psalteries for Piano Trio will receive its first performance Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00pm in the Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine in Farmington. Philip Carlsen, cello, Mary Hunter, violin and James Parakilas, piano. Music by Joaquín Turina, Philip Carlsen, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

By popular demand, Arts Farmington is bringing the Buttonwood Trio back to the stage in Farmington on Sunday, March 3rd, at 3:00pm. The performance will be in the Nordica Auditorium,  Merrill Hall, at the University of Maine in Farmington. The trio  consists of Philip Carlsen, cello, Mary Hunter, violin, and James Parakilas, piano. They will be performing Joaquín Turina’s Piano Trio  No. 2 from 1933, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 from 1944, and the world premiere of the piano trio version of Carlsen’s “Far Psalteries.” Adult tickets are $20, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Nobody turned away.

Philip Carlsen taught at the University of Maine at Farmington from 1982 to 2015, conducting the UMF Community Orchestra and offering courses in theory, composition, history of jazz, non-Western music and music in film. His compositions have been performed at the Kennedy Center, New York’s Town Hall and Museum of Modern Art, at national conferences of the Society of Composers, and throughout Maine. Now a resident of South Portland, Phil plays with the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and on baroque cello with the professional early music group St. Mary Schola.