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April 15, 2013

Up-and-comers | Chamber Music Series will feature Hugo Trio

JOHNSTOWN — A musical trio is bringing its talents to a local stage.

The Hugo Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St. in downtown Johnstown, as part of the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown.

The performers are seniors  at Carnegie Mellon University. They are Alexander Hettings on viola; Jessie Nucho on flute; and Natalie Severson on harp.

The trio formed the Hugo Trio in 2011, and the name is inspired by the words of Victor Hugo, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Victoria Czarnek, board president of the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown, said they pride themselves on bringing high-quality music to the people of Johnstown who otherwise would have to travel to Pittsburgh, New York or Washington, D.C., to hear this type of music.

“We like to feature up-and-comers who we think are excellent musicians,” she said.

The Hugo Trio was recently selected as the winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions.

Czarnek said the concert series is well received, and first-time attendees can expect to enjoy an evening of music in an intimate setting.

“The church is small and offers a friendly atmosphere, where you can chat with people who have similar interests,” she said.

“The acoustics are beautful and the music sounds incredible at this venue.”

Tickets for the concert are $15 per person or two for $25. Seniors are $10 and students are $5.

The sixth and final concert in the series for this season will be held May 11 and feature Trio Aoide.

Concert

What: Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets: $15 per person or two for $25. Seniors are $10 and students are $5.

Information: 467-7943.

 

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