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Midday Concert @1:00pm with Forelle Trio: violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver

Oct 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH – Forelle Trio – violinist Richard Hsu, cellist Noreen Silver and pianist Phillip Silver will play a Midday Concert at 1:00pm on October 24 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with help from the City of Ellsworth.

The trio will play works by Bloch and Mendelssohn. The lyrical contemplative mood evoked by Swiss-American composer Ernst Bloch’s Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio is powerfully contrasted by the intensely dramatic Trio in C minor by Felix Mendelssohn. The Forelle Trio was formed in 2017 and each member enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. 

Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed solo and collaborative artist. Along with a significant number of performances, recordings and broadcasts for national radio in the United States, Britain, Israel, Europe and Scandinavia, Phillip recorded several compact discs for both the Koch/Schwann and Toccata Classics labels. Phillip’s most recent recording, a CD of music by the German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles was released on the Toccata Classics label in London. Over the course of his career he has performed with many distinguished artists including Denes Zsigmondy, Jian Wang, Elmar Oliveira, Albert Markov and Alexander Markov. Phillip has also been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the UK, and the Silver Duo, a long established ensemble with his wife, cellist Noreen Silver.

Richard Hsu is an active soloist and chamber musician. Richard has performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Clarion Society, Early Music New York, the New York State Baroque Ensemble, American Classical Orchestra and Concert Royal. He was formerly Associate Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He performed as soloist and concertmaster with the Moscow Ballet at the Spoleto Festival USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree and performer diploma in Violin Performance from Indiana University School of Music and furthered his studies at Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor. He performs with his wife Heidi Powell in BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine.

Noreen Silver was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Her studies took her to London’s Royal College of Music and to Boston’s New England Conservatory as the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship. It was in Boston that she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver, and together they formed the Silver Duo. Their numerous performances have featured live and recorded broadcasts on three continents. Noreen’s professional experience includes several years in Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is now principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. Noreen is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine, Orono, teaching cello and chamber music. She has been a faculty member at Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) since its opening in 2015.

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public. 


Oct 24, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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