I performed in a chamber music program for the Musica Viva series at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. The concert featured a trio of Flute, Oboe and piano with Linda Bento-Rei on Flute, Andrea Bonsignore on Oboe, and myself on piano. We played a range of pieces including Telemann, Cimarosa, and Damas, including a fun Cuban-inspired piece by Andy Scott.
From the Tampa Bay Newswire:
Sunset Classics, “Trio D’Amore Concert” 1/8/17
Sarasota Musica Viva presents “TRIO D’AMORE Concert” in the second SUNSET CLASSICS CONCERT Series with special guest artist and Boston based oboist, Andrea Bonsignore, pianist Don Bryn and flutist Linda Bento-Rei on Sunday, January 8th at 5:00 PM at Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205. Tickets 941-748-5875 or MANATEEPERFORMINGARTSCENTER.COM.
“Trio D’Amore” is an exotic mix of flute, oboe (and English Horn) accompanied by piano. This luscious combination of musical sounds and styles will leave you thoroughly entertained and joyfully satisfied! Sunset Classics concerts are informal chamber music concerts presented in the grand lobby of the Manatee Performing Arts Center. The concert will last about one hour and each piece will be introduced with illuminating footnotes and interesting quips. All ages and all levels of classical music appreciation are welcome to attend. This series is dedicated to bridging the gap between curiosity and aficionado in this sometimes seemingly inaccessible genre of music.
Sarasota Musica Viva is a fully non-profit organization which is dedicated to presenting constantly evolving chamber music repertoire, performed by virtuosic musicians who play with incredible passion and precision. Our mission is to expand, enrich and engage our audiences by presenting new and rarely performed masterpieces that otherwise might not be heard. Our 2016-2017 season will present challenging new music along with some fresh arrangements of traditional chamber music works. Please visit www.sarasotamusicaviva.org or call Artistic Director, Linda Bento-Rei at 941-XXX-XXXX for more information.