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Noted flute-viola-harp trio to give recital at Alfred University

Trio Alexander

Trio Alexander

ALFRED, NY -- Three young musicians who comprise Trio Alexander will perform a recital on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Alfred University.

The recital, free and open to the public, will be held at 3 p.m. in Miller Theater. The performance is funded by the David and Elizabeth Miller Performing Arts Fund, with support from the Alfred University Department of Music.

Trio Alexander is an unusually beautiful collaboration of flutist Caroline Sonnett, violist Adam Paul Cordle and harpist Rosanna Moore. The three met as graduate students at University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and formed Trio Alexander with a desire to promote the literature for the flute-viola-harp trio, ranging from the compositions of Claude Debussy to contemporary composers such as Kaija Saariaho and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Actively committed to presenting new music, Trio Alexander has been featured by the new music collective OSSIA and the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players and has commissioned new repertoire for the ensemble by composers Michael Frazier, Evan Henry and Nicholas Jeleniauskas. The trio also seeks to present this ensemble in a new light by transcribing their own arrangements and delving into improvisation, jazz and folk music.