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Great Performance Series to Feature
The Triple Helix Piano Trio

Posted October 23, 2000

HOLLAND -- The Triple Helix, inspired by the dynamic intertwining energies that generate life, will combine piano, violin and cello on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. at Hope College in Dimnent Memorial Chapel in the third event of this year's Great Performance Series.

The Triple Helix is composed of three award- winning and internationally known musicians: violinist Bayla Keyes, pianist Lois Shapiro, and Holland's own Rhonda Rider, cellist, who last performed on campus as part of the Lydian String Quartet.

The evening will include performances of Haydn's "Piano Trio in C Major," Brahms' "Trio No.1 in B Major" and Shostakovich's "Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor."

Formed in 1995, the Triple Helix trio is known for riveting concerts as well as for innovative, engaging lecture-recitals. The trio has had six compositions written expressly for it, to which it will soon add a seventh--by Lee Hyla--after winning a commissioning award from Chamber Music America.

Of the Triple Helix, the "Boston Globe" has written, "the trio's freedom results in a spontaneity, an alchemical reaction that allows for enormously exciting music-making."

While on campus, the trio will be involved with Hope students in classes, and will also be running a master class for the community on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Wichers Auditorium of the Nykerk Hall of Music. Five community chamber groups, including two comprised of area high school students, will work with the trio on selected pieces. The public is invited to watch the class free of charge. Funding for the class was provided by the Amateur Chamber Music Players Inc.

Prior to the performance on Nov. 3, Black River Public School is presenting the third part of its Chautauqua series. BRPS music faculty member Shannon Brunnink will provide a preview of the concert beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the basement of Dimnent Memorial Chapel. The Chautauqua event is free and open to the public.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 12th Street and College Avenue.

Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the theatre lobby ticket office of the DeWitt Center, and cost $12.50 for regular adult admission, $10.50 for senior citizens and $6.50 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance.

The DeWitt Center is located at 12th Street and Columbia Avenue. The ticket office will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 1-3.

Additional information about the Great Performance Series can be obtained by calling (616) 395-7890.

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