DUC Chamber Music Series: Calyx Piano Trio

Catherine French, violin, Nina Ferrigno, piano, Jennifer Lucht,cello

Romance, Op. 23 for violin and piano by Amy Beach 
Selections from Five Pieces, Op. 15 for cello and piano by Amy Beach 
Trio for violin, cello, and piano by Germaine Tailleferre 
Around for piano trio by Hannah Lash 
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 by Clara Schumann 

Formed in 2001, the Calyx Piano Trio takes its name from the botanical term meaning the sepals of a flower, often in multiples of three, that encase a flower bud.  This organic and protective imagery and its creative application to chamber music inspires the performers of the critically acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio.  Catherine French, violin, Jennifer Lucht, cello, and Nina Ferrigno, piano, the group’s bright and accomplished musicians, have earned Calyx the reputation of defying stereotypes with a repertoire that combines classical masterworks with original pieces by living composers.