Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church
4600 S Poplar
Verismo Trio was founded in 2010 after active performers and recording artists Nicole Riner (flute), Scott Turpen (saxophones), and Theresa Bogard (piano) spent a blissful month learning, performing, and recording Jennifer Higdon’s Dash under the composer’s tutelage for a collaborative CD of her wind and string chamber music. Combining original works and arrangements for this instrumentation along with duo and solo works of all combinations makes for a widely varied, colorful concert experience that highlights works written since the 20th Century. In their short time together, Verismo </span>has toured across the United States and South America introducing new sound concepts </span>and new composers to audiences young and old. In the 2012-2013 season, they served as guest artists at 37° Festival de Musica in Goiania, Brazil as part of their busy touring schedule.
Verismo Trio is dedicated to championing new works for the instrumentation and enjoys collaborating with composers. They have commissioned a dozen new works written by composers across the United States and in Europe, many of which are featured on their debut album, cloudServer. VT has also participated in Vox Novus’ commissioning project, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, based in New York, and they hold their own biannual composition contest.
The trio is active as clinicians, dedicated to training young chamber musicians in school residencies and master classes in conjunction with their performances. In this way, they hope to bring a wealth of contemporary composers to a younger audience and encourage collaborations in future generations.