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Trio’s final performance showcases Beethoven, Brahms

Trio’s final performance showcases Beethoven, Brahms

The New Arts Trio will expose a ghost during its closing performance at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The final program for the season features trios from Beethoven and Brahms.

The scores are also on the New Arts Trio’s past CD, recorded in Chautauqua and which will be available at the faculty artist recital, featuring the trio’s founder and pianist Rebecca Penneys, cellist Arie Lipsky and violinist Jacques Israelievitch.

New Arts Trio unwinds via timeless music

New Arts Trio unwinds via timeless music

“Beauty … and the beast,” violinist Jacques Israelievitch said, pointing to his instrument, and then to his fellow ensemble mate, cellist Arie Lipsky. Rebecca Penneys, pianist, smiled in the background as all three unwound before their morning rehearsal.

The New Arts Trio, featuring Israelievitch, Lipsky and Penneys, will perform in the faculty chamber concert from 4–5:30 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The self-described low-budget orchestra will play Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Op. 70 No. 2, and Schubert’s Piano Trio, Op. 99.

“It’s very juicy music,” Israelievitch said. “Especially with Schubert, you go on a journey. As you take your time, the audience should feel like they are in an oasis of beauty. And they can forget about everything else for about 40 minutes.”

New Arts Trio rejuvenates with Mozart

New Arts Trio rejuvenates with Mozart

A fractured right knee does not keep Rebecca Penneys from the piano. Penneys, piano teacher at the School of Music and founding member of the New Arts Trio, simply pedals with her left foot, an unusual but impressively adaptive technique.

“It’s amazing when you have an injury how quickly the other side just takes over,” said Penneys, sitting outside the Sherwood-Marsh Piano Studios with a soft cast wrapped around her right knee. An accidental slip and fall caused the injury early last week.

The New Arts Trio, made up of Penneys, violinist Jacques Israelievitch and cellist Arie Lipsky, will make its season debut in the Logan Chamber Music Series at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as scheduled, but with a slight change to the program. Instead of enlisting its standard potpourri of composers, the ensemble has opted for a concert featuring solely Mozart trios.

New Arts Trio exits season with program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky

New Arts Trio exits season with program of Mozart, Tchaikovsky

For Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, there was no greater composer than Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Tchaikovsky said he never felt so close to divinity as when he listened to Mozart’s music and even was so bold as to call Mozart the “musical Christ.”

The New Arts Trio will perform works by both of these composers at its last concert of the season at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall.

New Arts Trio keeps music fresh

New Arts Trio keeps music fresh

Every once in a while, amidst the chaos of coaching more than 40 chamber groups at the Chautauqua School of Music, music teachers have to lead by example.

At 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, members of the New Arts Trio will perform the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich and Antonin Dvořák.

New Arts Trio celebrates 33 years at Chautauqua

New Arts Trio celebrates 33 years at Chautauqua

“It’s just like getting together with old friends and having a musical glass of champagne,” said cellist Arie Lipsky about the New Arts Trio, which performs at 4 p.m. today in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall as part of the Logan Chamber Music Series.

The New Arts Trio has been in residence at Chautauqua for 33 years and was founded by pianist Rebecca Penneys. Lipsky joined the trio in 1996 and violinist Jacques Israelievitch joined in 1999. Each member of the New Arts Trio is deeply involved with the Chautauqua School of Music: Penneys is Piano Chair, Lipsky is Chamber Music Chair and Israelievitch is Strings Chair.