A trio of musicians who met years ago in Windsor, Ontario, continue to make music together as they travel the U.S. and Canada. Trio Abelia will perform original works for oboe, horn and piano at the Dayton Metro Library on Sunday, November 11, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Their performance in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street, is free and open to the public.
“Abelia is a Hebrew name meaning breath,” explains Geralyn Giovannetti, who plays oboe, “breath through instruments and the breath of life through music together.” In addition to Giovannetti on oboe, Denise Pierce plays horn and David Palmer plays piano.
“We have enjoyed an extensive performing history together,” says Giovannetti. They participated in the Parisian Salon Concert Series in Chicago, the Mackinac Island Concert Series and the Nardin Park Concert Series in Farmington MI. Their most recent tour to Canada included performances in Toronto, Ottawa, and Kingston and at the historic Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal.
Their repertoire draws on works from the Classical and Romantic periods as well as folksongs, hymns and carols. Dr. Giovannetti is professor of oboe at Brigham Young University. Dr. Pierce is horn professor at Eastern Michigan University, and David Palmer is a professor emeritus at the University of Windsor.
The Dayton Metro Library’s Second Sunday Music Series features a wide variety of music, with free informal performances from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month.