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Chamber Music Lives in Trio Cavatina

April 10, 2015 by Jason DeCristofaro of the Classical Voice of North Carolina

The music of the Romantic era often possesses a narrative element, telling a story through sound. For the last concert this season of the Asheville Chamber Music SeriesTrio Cavatina displayed their mastery as musical storytellers, infusing works by Schumann and Schubert with dramatic energy. There was something especially fresh and exciting about the trio, something this reviewer initially was unable to classify. As the concert progressed, however, it became clear that the trio members were committed to their role as musical dramatists, emphasizing the many moods of each piece they were performing. Violinist Harumi Rhodes, cellist Priscilla Lee, and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute held the audience in their grasp for the entire show. Everyone listening sat at the edge of his or her seat, waiting for…

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