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Trio Orione performs Oct. 4

Posted 09/26/17

Trio OrioneFitchburg State University will present a free performance of chamber music by the Trio Orione – pianist Roy Imperio, flutist April Showers and cellist Mary Carfagna – at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in Kent Recital Hall at the Conlon Fine Arts Building, 367 North St.

The performance, sponsored by the university’s Humanities Department and the Center for Professional Studies, will feature music by Haydn, Rocherolle, Callendo and Piazzola.

Inspired by a belief that the constellation Orion, with its three prominent stars, is the gateway to heaven, Trio Orione seeks to engage its audiences with chamber music that can transport to higher and heavenly realms. Originally founded in 2003 as a trio for violin, cello and piano, founding member and pianist Roy Imperio continues the trio’s performances with its current members, flutist April Showers and cellist Mary Carfagna.

About Trio Orione

April Showers Michaud, flutist, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and has studied with Frances Blaisdell, John Heiss, Lois Schaefer, Maurice Sharp and James Pappoutsakis. She is principal flutist of the New England Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Garden State Symphony, the M.I.T. Symphony and the Thayer Symphony Orchestra. With the Bulfinch Players, she released the CD Holiday Music in New England. She is a founding member of the Silver Cedar Duo and the Windhammer Chamber Players, and she has performed in Europe with the International Flute Orchestra.

Mary Carfagna, cellist, has performed in classical, folk, and pop ensembles throughout New England. She has recorded for several independent songwriters’ albums, and she has arranged and recorded the soundtrack for the documentary A Saint in My Garden.  Her orchestral affiliations have included Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Lexington Sinfonietta and Thayer Symphony.  She holds degrees from CalArts, St. Louis Conservatory and Brandeis University. 

Roy Imperio, pianist, has performed in the United States and internationally as a soloist, accompanist, collaborative pianist and as a founding member of Windhammer Chamber Players, the Bulfinch Players, Trio Orione and the Nashaway Trio. Born in the Philippines, he holds music degrees from the University of the Philippines and Andrews University, and he performed in master classes with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. His CD releases include: Holiday Music in New England, Music of Frederic Chopin: a Life of Passion, and Seleksiyon.  He is director of music at the Faith United Parish in Fitchburg, and he teaches piano in the Community Music Lesson Program at Fitchburg State.

For more on the university’s music program, visit fitchburgstate.edu/music.

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