CAN-AM Trio Performs at SUU Thorley Recital Hall
Published: March 25, 2022 |
Author: Ashley H. Palmer |
The Southern Utah University Music Department is bringing guest artists from the CAN-AM Trio to the stage at Thorley Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. They will perform music for oboe and English horn written or arranged by Liz Sharma, Jean Oelrich, Mary Chandler, Elizabeth Aitken, Vivienne Olive, Helga Warner-Buhlmann and Viet Cuong. This concert is free and open to the public.
The CAN-AM Trio was formed in 2019 by oboist Geralyn Giovannetti from Brigham Young University, oboist Sarah Hamilton from State University of New York at Fredonia and Anna Mattix, English horn player from the Buffalo Philharmonic. Geralyn and Sarah are Canadian citizens and Anna is American, hence her name. As good friends and colleagues, they share a long musical association and friendship and perform together to promote the rich musical tradition of trios written for two oboes and English horn. This type of chamber music ensemble has been around since the 1800s when Beethoven wrote two notable works for this combination. Since then, composers have been delighted with the rich orchestral sound of this trio.
Geralyn Giovannetti is professor of oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the full faculty, Orpheus Wind Quintet. In 2020, Dr. Giovannetti was chosen to receive BYU’s highest teaching honor, the Karl G. Maeser “Excellence in Teaching” award. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan and is also a graduate of Western University in her native Canada. As a member of the award-winning Canadian wind quintet, Essex Winds, she has recorded three CDs. Giovannetti was artist-in-residence at the Banff Center School of Fine Arts and was principal oboe of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Canada. She has also performed with the Utah Symphony and the Utah Chamber Orchestra and was a guest artist and faculty member at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy.
Dr. Sarah Hamilton is Professor of Oboe at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she is a member of the Fredonia Wind Quintet, and is also Performance Chair. She is principal oboe with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and English horn with the Erie Philharmonic. She has also performed regularly with Bach and Beyond and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Hamilton has appeared as a soloist most recently with the Orchard Park Symphony (on bass oboe), the Erie Philharmonic and WNYCO. She holds an DMA from Ohio State University and a Masters of Music from Wayne State University where she studied with Robert Sorton. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western University where her teachers included Shelley Heron, Geralyn Giovannetti and Perry Bauman.
Anna Mattix joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) in 2007. She studied at Ithaca, College, Yale University and Indiana University. Hailed as a “virtuoso” by the Buffalo News, she has performed several times as a soloist with the BPO. In addition to his work with the Philharmonic Orchestra, Mattix performs locally with the Buffalo Chamber Players, ARS NOVA musicians, and teaches at Buffalo State College and Canisius College. As a graduate student, she received the prestigious ELM and IVY award from Yale University for her outreach work in the greater New Haven community, where she developed a mentorship program between graduate students and schools. of New Haven that continues to this day. She is a Featured Teaching Artist for BPO and is committed to making music accessible to everyone in Western New York.
Immerse yourself in the incredible music performed by the CAN-AM Trio on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Thorley Recital Hall. For more information about SUU’s music department and other concerts they host, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University includes 26 academic programs, including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theater . It includes graduate programs in the areas of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). Over 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 College majors. CPVA presents more than 100 performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.
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Ashley H Palmer, Public Relations and Information Coordinator