The Pacific City Arts Association presents the Halcyon Trio Oregon in concert on Saturday, September 14th. The trio includes soprano Jackie Van Paepeghem, trumpeter Joan Haaland Paddock, and pianist/organist Debra Huddleston.
This versatile chamber music ensemble strives to elevate the mind and enlighten the soul of its audiences through engaging live performance of repertoire that spans a millennium of art music by composers from throughout the world. Professional musicians dedicated to the education of their audiences, they have succeeded in creating a renewed interest among United States and Canadian composers for works using this traditional 17th century instrumentation, resulting in several original works commissioned for the trio.
Halcyon Trio Oregon has presented Master Classes in conjunction with concerts at colleges and universities in Oregon, California and Virginia. Community Concert Series appearances include the Ewell Concert Series at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the Windsor Hall Concert Series in Cumberland, Maryland, and the Fine Arts At Faith Concert Series in Redmond, Washington. The trio, by invitation, performed an extensive concert tour of Norway in 2007 that included concerts in Oslo, Sletta and at Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg, in Bergen.
In 2006, Halcyon Trio Oregon earned the distinguished Neskowin Chamber Music Fellowship for new, developing chamber ensembles in the Pacific Northwest.
The performance will feature diverse music from the 17th through the 21st centuries. Composers included in the program include Damian Stachowicz, Archangelo Crotti, Henry Purcell, Ernest Chausson, Johann Sebastian Bach, Carson Cooman, Bernard Krol, John Ranney, Edvard Grieg, Sigwald Tveit, Kevin McKee, Jason Heald, and Undine Smith Moore.