Trio Casals at Tannery Pong Community Center

NORTH CREEK - Upper Hudson Musical Arts wishes to announce a performance by the violin, cello and piano trio, Trio Casals on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm at the TPCC.

The trio is lead by cellist, Ovidiu Marinescu who, as one of the outstanding musicians of his native Romania was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall for Romanian President Constantinescu on an official visit to the United States.

A product of the illustrious Romanian National Academy of Music, he won first prize and Music Critic's Award in the George Dima Cello Competition. Ovidiu has performed and conducted in concert halls all over the world.

Known for his powerful interpretations of orchestral works by Russian composers he has recently been invited to record Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Marche Slav with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow.

Sylvia Ahramjian is acclaimed for her spirited violin performances and innovative recital programs. Ms. Ahramjian is a graduate of the Julliard School and received a Masters of Music degree from Indiana University.

Ahramjian has recently performed with the Magie Barocche International Festival in Italy and was a guest artist with Colloquy, a contemporary chamber ensemble, at St. Martin within Ludgate Church in London.

She is a professor of Violin and Viola at West Chester University.

Pianist Carl Cranmer made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age nine. He has studied in American Conservatories of Music and at the Sommerakademie at the Mozarteum, in Salzburg, Austria as a full scholarship student.

In addition to solo recitals in Europe, Asia and North America, he has performed in concert with the Royal Philharmonic of England, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Portugal, the Julliard Orchestra and several other orchestras on the eastern seaboard.

The group will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Hilary Tann and Bedrich Smetana. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information call 251-3751 or visit www.upperhudsonmusic.org. The concert is made possible in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

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