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A view

Beautiful drawing of a mockingbird, nestled in a blooming almond tree, with the words "Mockingbird Trio, Music of the 21st Century below"

Mockingbird Trio logo by Lisa French

We’ll be performing a new work by our esteemed colleague Francine Trester in the coming months.

Here’s how Fran describes it:

“A View from Heartbreak Hill, a cycle of six songs whose themes stem from the events of last year’s Boston Marathon attack.
The songs, scored for contralto, viola, and piano are reflections on the tragedy, a memorial to the victims, and an offering of hope.
“I wrote the words and music to the cycle – more of my work can be found at: www.francinetrester.com.
The performers are the Mockingbird Trio
along with pianist Lois Shapiro and violist Melissa Howe 
I think we have an interesting story to tell.
And we will be presenting it through three performances this year:
  • Berklee College of Music on Thursday February 20 (7:30 pm),
  • Newton Free Library on Sunday March 2 (2:00 pm), and
  • Harvard Business School on Thursday  April 10 (6:00 pm–private concert, limited availability for guests)

All performances are free.  
The March 2 event at the Newton Free Library will be a full concert by The Mockingbird Trio.

More news to come about this special cycle and its premiere.

Bunny Pals

Officer O’Hare is not so sure about Mrs. Ringwald and her bunnies Newsflash!Thursday’s performance of 334 Bunnies January 26, 8:00pm EST will be web streamed from the Longy School.  Go to www.concertwindow.com/longy for details.

There will be a talk-back after both performances.  The entire opera is less than one hour.

Thursday, January 26, 8:00pm at Longy School of Music, Cambridge.
http://www.longy.edu
Saturday, February 4, 4:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, MA.  http://www.jpconcerts.org

We will also be hopping to Shirley, MA on May 19, 2012 at the Meeting House.

Domestic Affairs in Jamaica Plain

Mockingbird Trio in Jamaica Plain
JPconcerts.org
Thursday February 10, 2011
7:00pm
$10 suggested donation

Songs about daily life: raccoons in the garbage, messy houses, pets, running late, and of course, love.
Music by Francine Trester, premieres by John McDonald and yours truly, French songs of last century by Charles Martin Loeffler (friend of Isabel Stewart Gardner) and others.
The Trio: Elizabeth Anker, contralto (and piano)
Scott Woolweaver, viola
John McDonald, piano

Save the date: the trio concludes our JP concerts season with the premiere of Francine Trester’s new OPERA:
334 Bunnies
Based on a true story of an eccentric woman who is visited by a policeman intent on shutting down her menagerie.
A lovely, tuneful one-act opera with Philip Lima and Elizabeth Anker, and a trio in the pit, our group plus the composer on violin. With stage set by Lisa French.
Saturday May 7, 2011, 4:00pm at St. John’s Church, Jamaica Plain.
Repeated at Longy School of Music on Thursday June 9 in the evening.