Join us in the library’s Fireplace Room on Thursday, September 14th from 5:30-6:30pm for a free performance by the CAN-AM Trio.
The CAN-AM Trio was created in 2019 by oboists Geralyn Giovannetti of Utah and Sarah Hamilton from The State University of New York at Fredonia, and Anna Mattix, the English hornist with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Both Geralyn and Sarah are Canadian citizens and Anna is American, hence the name. As good friends and colleagues they share a long musical association and friendship and perform together to promote the rich musical tradition of trios written for Two Oboes and English horn. This type of chamber music ensemble has been in existence since the 1800’s when Beethoven famously wrote two notable works for this combination. Since then, composers have delighted in the rich orchestral sound of this trio. CAN-AM Trio performances include both historical and contemporary works, especially those written more recently by Canadian, American, and British composers. In 2021, the CAN-AM Trio was awarded a grant by the Canada Council for the Arts to commission, record and tour. The trio has presented recitals in both Canada and the US and premiered new works by composers, Elizabeth Raum, Shreya Ya, Ron Royer, and Rob Deemer. They will complete their first CD recording in the fall of 2023.