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Bayside Trio (Contemporary Chamber)
August 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Back by popular demand, Bayside Trio joins us for a special Thursday evening performance, complete with PortTango dancers.
Widely recognized for their dynamic and imaginative approach, the Bayside Trio is a bold new voice in contemporary chamber music today. Dedicated to pioneering new works, creatively arranging for their instrumentation and presenting compelling repertoire that is seldom heard, the Trio is passionate about inspiring their audiences with inventive interpretations of progressive new works.
Anastasia Antonacos has given notable performances around the world as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has played at venues such as the Salle Cortot, Casa Orfeo, Holland’s Alkmaar Conservatory, and Alice Tully Hall. She has also played in Greece, Russia, France, and Belgium, as well as various places in the U.S., including Washington D.C.Dr. Antonacos has made solo appearances with the Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. A former member of the full-time piano faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she holds a master’s and doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine School of Music. She lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, where she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix.
Flutist Nicole Rabata has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent performance highlights include appearances at Interharmony International Music Festival in Bavaria, the International Flute Festival of Lund, Sweden and the Magic Flute Festival in Stockholm. She was selected as guest performer and presenter at the National Flute Conventions in both New York City and San Diego. She has appeared at the White Mountain Bach Festival, Portland Chamber Music Festival and has been featured on NPR National Radio, BBC Glasgow and French National Television. She has adjudicated and coached chamber music at the Bay Chamber Concerts’ Next Generation program, and recently travelled twice to India to teach and perform, co-directing and coaching a chamber music program at the Gandhi Ashram School in the Himalayas and presenting concerts in Northeast Bengal.
Benjamin Noyes, originally from Maine, studied in Boston before leaving for San Francisco at age 15 to participate in San Francisco Conservatory’s preparatory division. He won numerous awards while attending SOTA, an arts magnet high school in San Francisco , including top prizes in NFAA’s ARTS Recognition Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, and the National ASTA competition. After graduating, he was selected by Yo-Yo Ma to perform as soloist and recitalist throughout China, with the Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzen and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. He received his BM from Rice University and his MM from Northwestern University playing under numerous maestros, including Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, and Mstislav Rostropovich. As a fellowship recipient he attended the Tanglewood Institute, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Yale’s summer festival in Norfolk, CT, Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Aspen Festival, and participated in the Meadowmount program. A multi-faceted individual, Benjamin Noyes has as many talents as interests. His career currently finds him collaborating and participating in groups performing an eclectic array of styles, from improvising/composing with poets Gil Helmick and Lola Haskins, performing with the hip hop collective Immense Porpoise, jazz cellist in Quartet MUS, arranging and producing electronic music for the upcoming show Women’s Works, a concert of modern dance produced by Shana Bloomstein, as well as continued participation in various chamber ensembles in the area, including The Island Chamber Players and the Bayside Trio. He also finds immense joy sharing his passion for the arts as a teacher, coach and motivator of all ages and professions.