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Pre-Election Day Concert to Feature Music of American Composers

Submitted by on October 19, 2016 – 3:31 pm
Ellipsis Trio will perform with Essex Chamber Music Players.

The Ellipsis Trio, which includes (L to R) pianist Constantine Finehouse, violinist Amanda Wang and cellist Patrick Owen, will perform with the Essex Chamber Music Players.

In honor of Election Day, the Essex Chamber Music Players (ECMP) in residence at Northern Essex Community College and the Ellipsis Trio of Cambridge will present a concert of music by noted American composers at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot Street.

“In this stressful time, we wanted to soothe the American soul with beautiful American music before voting on Election Day, November 8,” said Andover resident Michael Finegold, ECMP flutist and artistic director.

The program includes: “Piano Trio, Op.150” by Amy Beach, considered to be the first established American women composer; “Piano Trio No.2 in B Flat Major, Op. 65” by Arthur Foote; “Three Spirituals for Flute and Piano” by Evelyn Simpson Curenton; “Homage to Poulenc, Mozart and MacDowell for Flute, Cello and Piano” by Emma Lou Diemer.

Beach and Foote were members of the acclaimed 19th Century “Boston Six,” who were among America’s first classical music composers. Simpson Curenton is a contemporary African American composer, pianist, organist, and vocalist. Diemer composed “Homage to Poulenc, Mozart and MacDowell” for ECMP in 2005.

Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission is $15; NECC students with a college ID and children 8 to16 years old are free.

The motto of the Essex Chamber Music Players, is “Music for the 21st Century, Musical Treasures of the Past, New Music Premieres.”

The Ellipsis Trio is a piano trio residing in Cambridge that entertains those who appreciate a Schubert melody, to those who enjoy Aretha Franklin.

For additional information on this concert or ECMP, visit the home page or email Finegold at

To learn more about the Ellipsis Trio, visit their homepage.