The Sunday Concert Series will present the Sundance Trio on Sunday, February 17, at the Springville Museum of Art at 4:30 p.m. This concert is free to the public.
Sundance Trio was formed in 2005 to explore and perform trios written for oboe, bassoon and piano. Based in Utah, members of the trio include oboist Geralyn Giovannetti, bassoonist Christian Smith, and pianist Jed Moss. Giovannetti and Smith are faculty colleagues at Brigham Young University’s School of Music where they also perform together in the resident woodwind quintet, Orpheus Wind Quintet. Moss is a much sought after solo and collaborative artist. Together the trio has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe at colleges, chamber music series and at conferences.
The trio has a repertoire of over fifty works and actively seeks to encourage new compositions. In 2007 the Barlow Endowment awarded the Sundance Trio a commission. The resulting work, Lyric Essay by Canadian composer, Malcolm Forsyth was premiered at the 2008 International Double Reed Society conference.
In 2009, the Sundance Trio released their debut CD Recording on the Centaur Records label. A review by the IDRS Journal states, “They are truly a magnificent ensemble. Each artist is a talented and skillful musician, and since they have performed together so often, their ensemble playing is as good as it gets! This is a marvelous CD-full of interesting, new, and mostly uplifting music for an oboe-bassoon-piano ensemble’.
In 2014, the Sundance Trio released their second CD, Summer Garden, on Centaur Records. This disc includes works by Jenni Brandon, Bill Douglas, Peter Hope, Gernot Wolfgang and Michael Head. Of this album, the American Record Guide wrote, “They are exceptionally talented musicians who seem to have broken through the mere performance of music into the world of thoughtful artistry and craft. This is the type of album you’ll want to play over and over.”
Recent tours have taken Sundance Trio to Ireland and Ontario and Quebec, Canada as well as many locations in California, Colorado, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho and Utah. Their third CD recording, “Up and Away” was released in 2017.
On Sunday, March 17, The Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform. The Nebo Philharmonic is a community orchestra based in southern Utah County. Founded in 2006, they perform affordable family-friendly concerts as a service to the community. Performers are all volunteers, coming from a variety of age groups, backgrounds, and skill levels.