“Some of the most exhilarating playing I’ve heard in years.” – Paul Schoenfield
The Parhelion Trio—Sarah Carrier (flute), Ashleé Miller (clarinet), and Andrea Christie (piano)—is a New York City based, all-female ensemble dedicated to bringing contemporary music to diverse audiences through innovative programming. In 2016 The Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and was offered a one-year management prize. Highlights from past concert seasons include performances at National Sawdust, Metropolitan Museum of Art “ETHEL and Friends” Series, Cornelia Street Café, Southampton Cultural Center, CUNY Graduate Center, Stony Brook University and the 2014 National Flute Association Convention among many others. The trio was also featured in a June 2016 interview with Dan Dunford on Episode 44 of his music podcast “Divergent Paths”, which can be downloaded on iTunes.
Parhelion’s upcoming 2017 season includes a New York Premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Triple Set, a work commissioned by The Flute Clarinet Duos Consortium. In June 2017, The Parhelion Trio will join members of the Emerson String Quartet alongside Scandinavian performers and composers for New Music for Strings, a week-long contemporary chamber music festival in New York.
The Parhelion Trio regularly commissions works with leading composers that explore the ensemble’s unique potential. Recent and upcoming premieres include compositions by Daniel Felsenfeld, Sidney Boquiren, Pierre Jalbert, Sunny Knable, and Whitney George. A strong advocate for the inclusion of contemporary music in music curriculums, The Parhelion Trio has presented workshops and performances for young composers of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, students at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, and other schools in the New York City metro area.
The Parhelion Trio was formed in 2010 at the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes.
Sunny Knable – Sundog
Derek Bermel – Twin Trio
Sidney Marquez Boquiren— New Work (World Premiere)
Daniel Felsenfeld—From Maldoror
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