Trio Tulsa to headline Cameron University New Music Festival

Trio Tulsa, the ensemble in residence at the University of Tulsa, will headline Cameron University's New Music Festival, presented by the CU Department of Music on Tuesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m.  Trio Tulsa members Maureen O’Boyle, Diane Bucchianeri and William Price will demonstrate the flexibility and inventiveness that have become the hallmarks of the ensemble. The event takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex and is open to the public at no charge. Cameron’s New Music Festival is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.

Trio Tulsa musical ensembleTrio Tulsa is devoted to the performance of the great classics of the trio repertoire, joyously presenting little-known gems and undiscovered masterpieces. On the roster of the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council Touring Program, the trio has performed extensively in the Midwest, delighting audiences of all ages with fresh accessible programming and insightful commentary. As a trio of regional, national, and international acclaim, the group is frequently invited to perform on Chamber Music Tulsa’s series which is dedicated to presenting the very best ensembles from around the world.

A graduate of the University of New Mexico and Yale University, O’Boyle teaches violin at the University of Tulsa and serves as Concertmaster of the Tulsa Opera Orchestra. She has performed as a recitalist and with orchestras throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Japan and South America. She has also held positions with the Omaha Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, New Haven Symphony and the Grand Teton Music Festival.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music, both in performance, Bucchianeri holds the position of Assistant Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Tulsa. In addition to maintaining a private studio throughout the years, she has taught at the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil in Costa Rica, the University of Costa Rica and Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Before joining the faculty at the University of Tulsa, Bucchianeri traveled extensively, performing with various chamber ensembles and orchestras in the United States, France, Poland, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico and South America. She has been Principal Cellist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Regional Orchestra of the Auvergne in France, Associate Principal Cellist of the Tulsa Philharmonic, and a member of the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Charlotte Symphony.

Price, Professor of Music (Piano and Composition) at The University of Tulsa, is one of the few pianists who has composed and performed his own piano concertos and is one of the very few Americans who has premiered his own concertos in Europe. He premiered his own Piano Concerto No. 2, appearing as soloist and composer, with the Madeira (Portugal) Classical Orchestra. In addition to his numerous appearances as recital soloist and collaborative musician, Price has performed with such orchestras as the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jerzy Swoboda, the New York Solisti with Ransom Wilson and The Tulsa Philharmonic with Bernard Rubenstein.

The Cameron University New Music Festival, launched in 1976, is intended to enhance the current music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composers Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay, Norman Dello Joio, Vincent Persichetti and CU alumnus Christopher Deane.

For more information, contact Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.

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February 8, 2013

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