Sunday February 6, 2005:
The Verde Piano Trio will be performing Trio No. XVII by Haydn, Trio Op. 120 by Fauré, and Trio in G by Debussy. Concert time is Sunday, February 6, 2005, 3 pm at Sedona Creative Life Center. The Verde Piano Trio musicians are pianist Patricia LaLiberte, violinist Marion Maby, and cellist Geraldine Gains. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults and free for students under 18.
About the performers:
Patricia LaLiberte, professor emeritus, earned a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Minnesota. She taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, for twenty-eight years as professor of piano and music history. She performed solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and played concerto with the Chicago NBC Symphony and the Chicago Community Symphony. She has performed in concert with Eduard Melkus, Sergiu Schwartz, Paul Fried, Gerald Fischbach, David Walter, Anne Leek and Samuel Baron. Recently she has performed at Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University at Fort Collins, and in Sedona, Cottonwood and Prescott.
Marion Maby recently retired from twenty-four years of directorship of the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, MA. She was founding violinist, in 1989, of the School's faculty piano trio, the Linden Trio, which performed in the Northeast, Germany and Austria, and recorded on the Centaur label. Previously she had played with the Bristol Chamber Soloists as a faculty member of Roger Williams University (RI). She has a master's degree in violin from New England Conservatory and B.A. in music from Brown University. Currently she is a member of the Flagstaff Symphony and concertmaster of the Verde Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Geraldine Gains played the cello for forty-three seasons with the Marin Symphony in California. She has also played with the Pasadena Symphony and was invited to play with the Takamatsu, Japan, Symphony Orchestra Festival concert. She has a degree in music from the University of Redlands, California, and taught music in the California schools. She played with many chamber groups in the San Francisco Bay area. Since coming to Arizona she has performed with the Verde Piano Quartet, Verde Trio and the Desert Willow String Quartet as well as in several solo performances. She is principal cello of the Verde Valley Chamber Orchestra.
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