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Three renowned musicians will team up for a concert of clarinet, piano and cello on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Colby College. The performance, for which admission is charged, will be in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Building.
The Zemlinski Trio consists of Eric Thomas on clarinet, Phillip Silver on piano and Noreen Silver on cello. They will present a clarinet sonata by Leonard Bernstein, a cello sonata by Dmitri Shostakovich and a clarinet trio by Johannes Brahms.
Thomas, who was called “a superb musician” by The New York Times, directs the Colby College Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He has appeared as a guest artist with several groups including the internationally acclaimed Apple Hill Chamber Players (N.H.), the Sylvan Winds of New York City, the Boston Pops Traveling Ensemble, the Bravo! Festival at Vail, the Wellesley Composers Conference and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival.
Noreen Silver, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, was a member of Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and appeared with Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Since 2005, she has been principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. She studied at London’s Royal College of Music and at Boston’s New England Conservatory. She and her husband, Philip Silver, have performed as the Silver Duo and both now teach at the University of Maine.
Phillip Silver, has earned international acclaim as a soloist and was called “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank,” by the Boston Globe. He was a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, and the Rachmaninov Trio in the U.K., Silver studied at the New England Conservatory and earned a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Washington. He has been featured on national radio in the United States, Britain, Israel, Europe and Scandinavia and has recorded several CDs.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. Students free with I.D.