Mozart to modern in special edition of St. Mike’s series

Chemainus Classical Concerts welcomes Trio Abelia for a special Friday evening show

David Palmer (piano) Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe) and Denise Root Pierce (horn) have toured extensively around the globe.

David Palmer (piano) Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe) and Denise Root Pierce (horn) have toured extensively around the globe.

They’ve been heard in concert halls throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

And they’ve received national exposure over the airwaves on CBC.

But on Friday, Trio Abelia will be bringing their classical sounds to the intimate, heritage confines of St. Michael’s and All Angels church in Chemainus.

They are the reason for a special Friday evening edition of the Chemainus Classical Concert series entitled Mozart to the 21st Century.

“We are very fortunate in being able to present the Trio Abelia for this concert,” promoter Maisie Barnett said in a press release. “Trio Abelia will play a beautiful program of works ranging from Mozart to the 21st Century. Come and enjoy the talents of these three distinguished musicians.”

And “distinguished” is an apt description of the Windsor Ont.-based trio comprised of David Palmer (piano) Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe) and Denise Root Pierce (horn).

Giovannetti is professor of oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the faculty quintet, Orpheus Winds. As a member of the award winning Canadian quintet, Essex Winds, she has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound, Roy Thomson Hall, and the Glenn Gould Auditorium and as Resident Artists at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Victoria native Palmer has collaborated with numerous singers and chamber musicians, notably the Windsor Arts Trio. He is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Music at the University of Windsor, Ontario and Music Director at All Saints’ Church, Windsor.

Root Pierce has performed with the Tucson Symphony, Albany Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Monterrey Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. She earned the Artist Diploma from Yale University, the Master of Music degree from Michigan State University and is currently a member of Essex Winds, Galliard Brass, and Eastern Winds.


Your ticket

What: St. Michael’s Presents Trio Abelia

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17

Where: St. Michael’s Church, Mill Street Chemainus

Tickets: $10. Call 250-748-8383 for information

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