BMC Season Guest Concert Series welcomes Trio Ad Libitum May 21

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center's Season Guest Concert Series welcomes Trio Ad Libitum on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Trio Ad Libitum is a newly formed string trio with shared roots at the Marlboro Music Festival. Members of the trio - violinist Elizabeth Fayette, violist Jordan Bak, and cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin - are each “accomplished musicians who have made chamber music a central aspect of their careers,” organizers say.

Members of Trio Ad Libitum have appeared as soloists and chamber musicians in some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Jordan Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, and collaborated with leading musicians, such as pianists Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, and members of the Cleveland, Guarneri, Juilliard, and Orion quartets and Beaux Arts Trio.

Trio Ad Libitum takes its name from the Latin phrase meaning “at one's pleasure.” In a musical setting, this term gives performers certain freedoms but also requires that such individuality is within the context of the composer's intentions. This term, then, is a reflection of the ensemble's ethos: three distinct points of view in service to the greater whole.

The BMC concert will include Franz Schubert's String Trio in B flat major, D471; Bohuslav Martinu's Trio à cordes No. 2, H238 ; Jean Françaix's String Trio; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Divertimento in E flat major, KV563.

The first half of the program offers three different facets of the string trio genre.

Tickets are $20 general admission, and are available through the BMC website at or by calling 802-257-4523.

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