Southern Utah University’s Department of Music brings guest artists of the CAN-AM Trio to the Thorley Recital Hall stage on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at noon. They will perform music for the oboe and english horn written or arranged by Liz Sharma, Jean Oelrich, Mary Chandler, Elizabeth Aitken, Vivienne Olive, Helga Warner-Buhlmann, and Viet Cuong. This concert is free and open to the public.
The CAN-AM Trio was created in 2019 by oboist Geralyn Giovannetti of Brigham Young University, oboist Sarah Hamilton from The State University of New York at Fredonia, and Anna Mattix, the english hornist with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Both Geralyn and Sarah are Canadian citizens and Anna is American, hence the name. As good friends and colleagues they share a long musical association and friendship and perform together to promote the rich musical tradition of trios written for two oboes and english horn. This type of chamber music ensemble has been in existence since the 1800’s when Beethoven famously wrote two notable works for this combination. Since then, composers have delighted in the rich orchestral sound of this trio.