Curium Piano Trio - Benefit Performance at Historic Venue.
Female composers are all too often underrepresented in modern concert life.
The women of Curium piano trio are committed to bringing creative and diverse musical programming to their audience, and specialize in performing the music of female composers. The Curium trio highlights the works of women composers and performers alongside standard piano trio repertoire. In so doing, they have gained a reputation as performers that radiate dynamism and presence on piano, violin, and cello. Among the works to be performed are works by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, and two pieces by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon.
Curium was winner of the 2017 Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award. In the summer of 2018, Curium was a featured ensemble at the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University and was one of five ensembles chosen to play for the International Showcase at Bing Concert Hall. This summer, Curium was Ensemble-In-Residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute.
The element curium was discovered in the Bay Area in 1944 and named after the pioneering female scientist, Marie Curie, and is a symbol of the innovations of female minds, past and present.
The Curium Trio is a marvelous addition to the Bay Area chamber music scene. They are fine young musicians who play with passion, elegance, and virtuosity.
- Richard Aldag, composer
Profits from this concert go to three wonderful causes: the Young Womens Choral Projects of SF, which transforms girls lives through choral music education and performance. Canine Companions for Independence, which empowers people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support; Nature in the City, which engages residents in butterfly, bee, and wildlife habitat restoration projects in their San Francisco neighborhoods.
There will be a reception for concert-goers to meet these fine groups and learn about the great work they do for our community.
The venue is the architecturally acclaimed Swedenborgian Church, a national historic monument, and a hidden gem of early Arts&Crafts design from 1895. With unadorned wood panels and ceiling supported by raw madrone trees as posts, this acoustically enchanting, candle-lit place of worship has seating for only about 100.
SF Swedenborgian Church (View)
2107 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115