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'A Farewell to Summer'

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Presented by First Christian Church Concert Series at First Christian Church, Colorado Springs CO

Sep 29 2019
‘A Farewell to Summer’ presented by 'A Farewell to Summer' at First Christian Church, Colorado Springs CO

Trio Vivante – Allison Gioscia, Emma Patterson and Sharon Skidgel – will present “A Farewell to Summer.”

First Christian Church is presenting “A Farewell to Summer,” featuring Trio Vivante.

Allison Gioscia (flute), Emma Patterson (cello), and Sharon Skidgel (piano), will perform a delightful variety of music: Knud Jeppesen’s Little Summer Trio, Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, Eugene Goossens’s Five Impressions of a Holiday, Richard Rodney Bennett’s Summer Music, and Gary Schocker’s My Summer Vacation.

A free will offering will be taken.

Trio Vivante was established in Colorado Springs in 2015 with the goal of bringing high-level chamber music to the community. Their concerts feature music in a variety of styles, including works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, as well as music written in our own time.

Trio Vivante has been featured around town in recitals on the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Benet Hill Monastery concert series and as a participant in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs’ annual small ensembles concerts. On the national stage, they were selected to perform at the 2018 National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Flutist Allison Gioscia is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, performs frequently with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and was a featured soloist at the 2017 and 2018 National Flute Association Conventions.

She previously held the position of principal flute with the Orquesta de UniNorte in Asunción, Paraguay, where she also served as Professor of Flute at the Universidad Evangelica del Paraguay. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.

Emma Patterson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cello performance and pedagogy from Brigham Young University. She was principal cellist of the BYU Philharmonic as well as the Chamber Orchestra, with which she traveled to Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Emma has performed with the Augusta Symphony and the Heidelberg Opera Orchestra. She is currently Assistant Principal Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and performs regularly with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

Emma taught private cello lessons at BYU and as faculty at the Augusta State Conservatory, and has maintained a private studio for 20 years.

Sharon Skidgel earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in collaborative piano from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and Lawrence Wong, and was chosen as most outstanding doctoral student.

Sharon continues to enjoy her many different roles as a musician, including soloist, music director, collaborative pianist, piano teacher and college professor in the areas of musical theater, popular music, church music and classical music.


A free will offering will be taken.

Contact: (719) 633-8888


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