Allegheny Trio Performs 'Out of This World' February 7
SALISBURY, MD---The Allegheny Trio explores the mysterious and unearthly during the concert “Out of This World” 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall.
Guest mezzo soprano Christina Carr joins the trio for the performance. Featured selections include Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in D Major” (“Ghost”), op. 70; selections from Schumann’s “Fantasy Pieces,” op. 88; and Schubert’s Erlkönig. The concert also includes a “Student Spotlight,” featuring a string chamber music performance by SU students.
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.
Hailed by The New York Times as a “show stealer,” Carr has performed with operatic companies throughout the United States in roles including Amneris (Aida) and Isolde (Tristan and Isolde). Additional roles have included Venus (Tannhäuser), Kundry (Parsifal), and Fricka and Schwertleite (Die Walküre). A first-prize winner in the New York Vocal Artists competition, a MacAllister Award finalist and a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, she has soloed at Alice Tully Hall. She also created the role of Jane Gordon in the world premiere of Mollicone’s Gabriel’s Daughter.