Welcome to the Loyola University Newsroom

Print this page

Loyola University New Orleans Welcomes “Trio Festivale”

Loyola press release - September 19, 2016

Loyola University New Orleans hosts “Trio Festivale,” an international chamber ensemble featuring American flutist Sabrina Hu, Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine, and Northern Irish pianist Cathal Breslin. The performance is part of Culture Ireland's Centennial 1916/2016 project, a yearlong centennial celebration commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The international trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 in Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, La. 70118. The concert is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the university’s West Road garage.

“By welcoming international artists to Loyola University New Orleans, we introduce our students and the greater New Orleans community to new sounds, skills, and ideas,” said Anthony Decuir, dean of the College of Music and Fine Arts. “Through exposure to high-caliber artists from all over the world, our music students gain professional practice and personal experiences that will serve them well throughout their careers. Loyola is pleased to welcome Trio Festivale as part of our acclaimed Montage Fine and Performing Arts series.”

Formed in 2008 in Dublin, Ireland, Trio Festivale comprises three of the world's finest soloists and chamber musicians, who are eager to further explore the rare and distinctive repertoire of the flute, cello, piano trio. They have toured regularly throughout Europe, America, and Asia, giving concert performances at many of the most prestigious venues in the world.

Trio Festivale has recently performed to great critical acclaim in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Rice University in Houston, Peking University and Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Korea Foundation in Seoul, and many more prominent venues across the U.S., Asia, and Europe.

Trio Festivale are strong advocates of contemporary music and have commissioned and premiered works by composers Benoit Granier, Ed Bennett, Ian Wilson and many more.

Upcoming concerts in 2016-17 include extensive tours of the United States, Ireland, UK, China and Korea.

The Trio greatly appreciate the valuable financial support of Culture Ireland, for sponsoring this six-concert tour in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. These concerts are part of the Culture Ireland's support of Irish culture abroad, part of the nationwide "2016 Centenary Program, a rich diversity of events which will run throughout 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.”

Saturday’s program is as follows:

Philippe Gaubert: Trois Aquarelles for Flute, Cello and Piano (1915)

I. Par un clair matin

II. Soir d'automne

III. Sérénade

Louise Farrenc: Trio for Piano, Flute and Cello Op.45

I. Allegro deciso

II. Andante

III. Scherzo

IV. Finale: Presto

Brief Intermission (5 mins)

Two surprise works

Bohuslav Martinu: Trio for flute cello and piano

I. Poco Allegretto

II. Adagio

III. Andante - Allegretto scherzando