Hikari Trio at Sanford-Springvale

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Culture

Hikari Trio at Sanford-Springvale

SPRINGVALE — The Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum will present an evening of classical music on June 30 featuring the Hikari Trio.

Admission to the concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., is $15, but people age 21 and younger may attend for free.


Hikari, which means "light" in Japanese, is comprised of violinist Jennifer Elowitch, cellist Elizabeth Anderson and pianist Yuri Funahashi. The trio will perform "Graces, Furies" by Michael Alec Rose, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op 90 “Dumky”  by Dvorak and Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”  by Beethoven.

Elowitch is the artistic director of the Portland Chamber Music Festival. Her solo performances include concertos with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Boston and benefit concerts for The AIDS Project and Amnesty International. She is a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performs often with the Boston Symphony. Elowitch performed in Springvale three years ago with the Longfellow Trio.

Anderson, a member of the New York City Opera Orchestra, the Carolina Piano Trio and the Magdalene Ensemble, has performed throughout the United States, Australia, Italy, Germany, Finland, Israel, Japan and India. This summer she will be a guest performer at the Manadnock Music Festival in New Hampshire and at the Portland Chamber Music Festival. She is a performer of North Indian classical music both as a cellist and vocalist and her newest CD, “Latifa Noor,” includes improvisations on Indian Raga for cello and voice.

Funahashi has performed in Japan, Australia, Canada, throughout Europe and in many of the major halls in the United States including the Kennedy Center, the Music Center in Los Angeles and Orchestra Hall in Chicago. She is co-director of the Maine Mountain Chamber Music and is a performing member of the Festival Chamber Music Society in New York City. Funahashi appeared in Springvale 15 months ago with the Colby Wind Trio. She is on the faculty of Colby College.

The Hikari Trio will also perform at the Portland Chamber Music Festival on Aug. 16 and at the Old White Church in Bar Mills on Oct. 28.  For details visit the trio’s website at hikaritrio.com.

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum is located at 505 Main St. in Springvale. For tickets or more information, call the museum at 324-2797.

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