Classical concert set Sunday

Gary Linehan, The Union Democrat /

The Calaveras County Arts Council will present the Felici Piano Trio in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bret Harte High School Theater in Angels Camp.

It will be the fourth performance in the 2013 "Ovations" performing arts series. The trio will perform music by three of the world's leading female composers.

Guests will hear the compositions of:

• German singer and composer Francesca Lebun (1756 – 1791): "Sonata for violin and piano, Opus 1, No. 3" and "Trio in E, Opus 45, for violin, piano, and cello."

• German pianist and composer Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896): "Trio in G, Opus 17, for violin, piano, and cello."

• Amy Marcy Beach, the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music (1867-1944): "Opus 40 for cello and piano."

The theater, also known as the Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center, is at 323 Highway 49 in Angels Camp. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m., with music at 3 p.m.

The Felici Piano Trio features Steven Vanhauwaert of Belgium on piano, Rebecca Hang of Germany on violine and Brian Schuldt of Mammoth Lakes on cello.

"They make technical perfection not a goal, but the point of departure for a musical journey of discovery," said Mary Jane Genochio, the arts council's executive director. "They have all the qualities expected of a find contemporary ensemble: joyful music making, technical mastery, power of expression, a fresh and courageous approach to the compositions, sensuous sonority, assuredness of style, the willingness to take risks, and the good feeling for their audience's taste."

Adult tickets are $25 and youth 18 years and younger at $10. The Calaveras Community Foundation is underwriting a limited number of youth tickets to help expose them to a variety of music and dance performances.

Free youth tickets to this concert are available while they last.Tickets can be obtained online at or by calling 754-1774.

The closing performance for Ovations Performing Arts Series 2013 is Sunday, March 17 with flutist, Viviana Guzman Group.

The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St. in San Andreas.Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible.

The current Gallery Calaveras gallery art show is "CopyCats," an artist interpretation of three images, a garden and white fence, a basket of vegetables, and a forest of trees.

For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at 754-1774 or

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