Arts and Entertainment

Bask in the music of Beethoven

Victoria Parker, Rowenna Hammill and Heather Bentley of Trio Pardalote will play at the Methodist Church on Sunday.  - Courtesy Photo
Victoria Parker, Rowenna Hammill and Heather Bentley of Trio Pardalote will play at the Methodist Church on Sunday.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

Spend a musical evening with Beethoven as Trio Pardalote bows to life the maestro’s magical “String Trio in E Flat, op. 3” at the next concert of the Vashon Chamber Music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

The trio ­— Victoria Parker (violin), Heather Bentley (viola) and Rowenna Hammill (cello) — shares a keen commitment to the art of live musical performances, with particular attention given to their interpretations of classical chamber music.

Known for performing traditional compositions for string, the women also commission works by current composers and enjoy collaborating with other performers to broaden the range of their repertoire. On Sunday, Seattle composer and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz will join the trio for a contemporary chamber music collaboration.

Celebrated soloists, chamber musicians, principal orchestra players and improvisers, the trio believes music to be a soul-nurturing and transporting medium of expression and enjoys connecting with their audience in this way.

The trio’s name comes from the pardalote, a tiny and rarely seen Australian songbird, one that paid a visit to Hammill’s mother on her birthday and now lives on as the trio’s namesake.

Tickets are $18 for VAA members, students and seniors or $22 for general audience and are available at VAA, the Heron’s Nest and www.vashonalliedarts.org.

— Juli Goetz Morser

 

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event
We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.