It was a fantastic action-packed week with the Allant Trio!Â Pianist Beth Nam, violinist Anna Park, and cellist Alina LimÂ experienced Adirondack living at its finest and fullest. One glorious afternoon Andy Sajor took us sailing on Lake Champlain. The breeze was gentle and we dove off the boat for a refreshing swim in Cumberland Bay – they were amazed at how pristine the water was. A few days later we attended Thorntonâ€™s annual pig roast, one of Saranacâ€™s most anticipated social events of the summer. The spread was plentiful and theyÂ sampled succulent smoke-roasted pork and salmon and an array of sides and salads, andÂ washed it all down with a brew!
Each dayÂ the trio rehearsed morning and evening in preparation for their recording session with Joel Hurd of North Country Public Radio, as well as for the community concert. They succeeded in â€œlaying downâ€ Haydnâ€™s â€œGypsyâ€ Trio andÂ Mendelssohnâ€™s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, as well as mapping outÂ the complex editingâ€“ all extremely demanding work.Â The culminating concert at the church, free and open to the public, included both the Haydn and Mendelssohn trios, as well as the rising young Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphyâ€™s Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly. We wereÂ pleased with the turnout: 125 attended and we ran out of programs. The audience recognized the special talent, energy, and cohesion of the Allant Trio and rewarded them with an overwhelming standing ovation. We canâ€™t wait for their new CD to be released and they canâ€™t wait to come back again to the North Country!