SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3 p.m.

at The Dance Hall, Kittery

(piano, violin, cello)

This fall, the Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music 2019 welcomes the return of Neave Trio, a program of piano trios by four distinguished female composers, spanning the Romantic era through the modern day. The Piano Trio in A minor by Amy Beach, New Hampshire born and the first female composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra (the BSO in 1986), incorporates lush romantic melodies over impressionistic tones and color. The unique harmonic language of British early twentieth century composer and violist Rebecca Clarke are showcased in her Piano Trio. Cecile Chaminade was primarily a pianist and her Piano Trio No. 1 unifies the strings with the piano in supportive, balanced setting. Different moods and energy levels characterize the two movements of the Piano Trio by contemporary American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon, who named the movements “Pale Yellow” and “Fiery Red.”

ABOVE:  Anna Williams, violin, Eri Nakamura, piano, and Mikhail Veselov, cello of the Neave Piano Trio. Photo: Arthur Moeller.



$250 per person / $500 per couple

Each patron receives a subscription ticket and invitations to post-concert receptions in private homes.


$75 for all four concerts Make checks payable to the following:

Portsmouth Athenaeum

PO BOX 848, Portsmouth, NH 03802

(Please note PACM on memo line)


Admission $20 (in advance or at the door)


For more information on the Portsmouth Athenaeum Chamber Music 2019 Series, click the image below.