Saturday, April 2, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for over 26 years, oboist/English Hornist Janet Popesco Archibald & cellist Emil Miland, along with Skyline College faculty accompanist Margaret Fondbertasse formed the Lowell Trio with the mantra ‘Classical Music is All Around Us’. Tonight, they are joined by Kay Stern, Concert Master of the SF Opera Orchestra.
The Lowell Trio’s initial performances took place in a music club in Martinez ,CA- Armando’s, that was far more accustomed to hosting folk, rock & jazz groups than a Classical chamber music group. Much to everyone’s surprise the Lowell Trio found at Armando’s an ever growing audience eager to experience & learn about Classical music, especially when performed under a disco ball in a friendly casual atmosphere complete with a bar and a bouncer.
Now in its 9th year, the Lowell Trio performs 3 sellout concerts a year at Armando’s as well as at venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Their programs feature Classical works both familiar and unusual and their programs often explore the many connections between Classical music and other genres of music such as folk, jazz & pop.
In 2015 the Lowell Trio was pleased to release their first CD, ‘Music to Save Our Endangered Lands’. The CD features a selection of some of the Lowell Trio’s most popular concert works in support of the John Muir Land Trust, with 100% of sales proceeds going to the John Muir Land Trust and their dedication to preserving the beautiful open spaces in Contra Costa County. CDs can be purchased at www.JMLT.org under ‘get involved’.