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Trio Tulsa Gives Free Workshop Feb. 28

Friday, February 10, 2006

 

CHICKASHA – Two local elementary schools are among the many who already plan to attend a free master class given by musical performers Trio Tulsa at noon on Feb. 28 in the University of Science and Arts’ Alumni Chapel.

 

Later that day, the group will perform the final concert in this season’s Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series. The group has earned regional, national and international acclaim throughout its 18-year history.

 

Faculty members from the University of Tulsa make up Trio. The group made up of Maureen O’Boyle, violinist, Diane Bucchianeri, cellist, and Anna Norberg, pianist, won the prestigious David Bruce Smith National Competition in 1990. Selected as the Artistic Ambassador for the United States Information Agency, Trio has toured the Caribbean, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Eastern Africa, Mauritius and the Persian Gulf.

 

The ensemble also gave the first cultural performances in the Persian Gulf region after Desert Storm in 1991. Trio performed in the Gulf States of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Kuwait.

 

The Davis-Waldorf Series closes the 2006 season with the Trio at 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for seniors over 60 and $2 for students of any age. Group ticket information is available from Dr. Ken Bohannon, associate professor of music, at 405-574-1293.

 

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is made possible by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Foundation. Major funding comes from KOOL 105.5 Radio of Chickasha, the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

A partial list of the many local benefactors who support the series includes Alliance Oil and Gas of Chickasha, the First National Bank, and Chickasha Bank and Trust Co.