From left, Anne Suda, Teresa Yu and Solenn Seguillon are the Aleron Trio. They will perform at Monmouth College on March 20 as part of the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series.
The San Francisco-based Aleron Trio will be featured at the next Maple Leaf Community Concert Series performance on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
Tickets to the event, which will serve as a homecoming for one of the trio’s members, are $25 and can be purchased at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth. Admission is free for individuals with a Monmouth College ID.
Representing three countries, the Aleron Trio’s mission is to present chamber music to as broad a range of audiences as possible, whether performing in cathedrals, museum galleries, intimate chapels, schools or the traditional concert hall.
The American in the group is cellist Anne Suda, daughter of Monmouth College professor emeritus David Suda and current MC faculty member Carolyn Suda. Violinist Solenn Seguillon hails from France and pianist Teresa Yu is from Taiwan. Each member of the trio holds a master of music degree from the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Praised for their “dexterity and breathtaking perfection” by French critics and for their “emotionally compelling and masterful execution” by the San Francisco Examiner, the Aleron Trio draws audiences with their unique energy and commitment to performing.
The group’s MLCCS performance will showcase a selection of contrasting works, including Beethoven’s regal “Archduke Trio,” which was one of the composer’s favorite works. Other selections include Frank Martin’s audience-pleasing trio based on Irish folk tunes, “Trio sur des melodies populaires irlandasies,” followed by American composer Paul Schoenfield’s jazz-inspired “Café Music.”
A special drawing will be held on the night of the performance, with prizes including a gift basket and a 2012-13 MLCCS season membership.
An affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, the Aleron Trio is in residency this month with the Southeast Iowa Symphony. Following a series of concerts in the Bay Area this spring, the musicians will perform in Spain in May and will be in France for the third consecutive summer to appear as featured artists at celebrated music festivals.
Currently in its 20th season, the concert series brings a broad range of acclaimed performing artists to the Monmouth College stage each year. The non-profit organization operates entirely on donations, memberships and ticket sales.