The Chaconne Trio to perform February 6 at Shorter University
February 3, 2012 -
The Chaconne Trio ensemble will present a concert featuring European Masters on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Shorter University. The free concert will take place in Brookes Chapel, located on the main campus in the Cooper Fine Arts Building.
In 2010-2011, the Chaconne Trio ensemble celebrated its 25th season. The ensemble is a period-instrument trio devoted to vivid, historically-informed performance of music from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Since 1985, the group has concertized widely, acclaimed for compelling and dynamic artistry and the use of authentic period instruments.
The group has appeared at noted venues including Atlanta's famed Spivey Hall; The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Fla.; Boston's legendary Jordan Hall; Kenyon College; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; the celebrated Edison Theatre in St. Louis; Bowdoin College, and others. Chaconne was chosen for featured concerts at the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2006 residency project at Davidson College, and at the National Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Columbus, Ohio. World-renowned museums including Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Essex Museum have commissioned the group to perform themed programs for major exhibition openings.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.