Music a la Carte welcomes local trio
Published: Friday, October 26, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012 00:10
Music is a language everyone knows. Just ask Erin O’Shea Sneller, publicist and events coordinator for music at Oregon State University.
Every Friday there is a Music a la Carte event. This Friday features a group called the Halcyon Trio Oregon, which is composed of three musicians. The members include Jackie Van Paepeghem, who is a vocalist and a percussionist. Joan Paddock, who is a trumpeter, and Debra Huddleston, who is a pianist. This Friday they will be playing seventeenth century pieces from American and Canadian composers.
Sneller believes this event allows both students and faculty to take a break from their daily schedule. Attendees can bring their lunch and focus on studying during the free concert, which will likely last 45 minutes.
According to Sneller, these events usually attract a wide variety of audiences.
“It’s a great way to relax, get to know your community, and expand your knowledge base,” Sneller said. “Our performers range from campus music ensembles to local and regional musicians and sometimes even national or international artists.”
Van Paepeghem, Paddock, and Huddleston said that they met at Linfield College through the music department and first began performing during the spring of 2005. They have been performing together since.
“We have become good friends and [our] special bond of friendship definitely imbues our performances with an important, tangible synergy,” The Halcyon Trio Oregon said.
They love the intense process of collaborative music-making and strive to be innovative, accessible and artistically exceptional through their performances.
The Halcyon Trio Oregon wants their audience to know that they should expect to be very entertained this Friday.
“We are passionate performing artists and educators who will challenge the audience’s perception of classical American music,” the Halcyon Trio Oregon said.
The group will be featuring current American classical music that is also unique. The audience can expect to hear music that has been influenced by a combination of traditional and historical American blues and New age music.
“The music is approachable, complex, and engaging. It is [the] true living American art music of today,” The Halcyon Trio said.
Hannah Johnson, news reporter