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Blakemore Trio performs at Oxford's Holy Trinity Church, Monday, Nov. 16

Hailed for their riveting intensity, the Blakemore’s program includes Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Schumann

The Performing Arts Series presents the Blakemore Trio as the first of the Oxford Chamber Series this season. Hailing from The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the Blakemore has developed a national reputation for their  “expressive phrasing” and “riveting intensity”. The trio will perform a program of Beethoven, Schoenberg, and Schumann at the Holy Trinity Church, 25 E. Walnut St., 7:30 p.m., November 16.

Tickets are $15 adult, $14 seniors, $10 student/youth and can be purchased at the Miami Box Office, Campus Avenue Building, room 129; and one hour before the performance at Holy Trinity.

$5 Class Discount Tickets | Educator Comps

The Performing Arts Series is committed to fostering learning through the arts. Students and youth can receive discounted $5 admission to the performance if they are required to attend for a class.  Faculty and teachers receive two free tickets when requiring students to attend a performance for class. Details are available on our website.

About the Group

Blakemore Trio founding members Amy Dorfman, Carolyn Huebl, and Felix Wang, each acclaimed performers in their own right, formed the Blakemore Trio when their artistic paths crossed at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in 2002. Since then, the trio has developed a national reputation, performing on chamber series throughout the country and making their New York debut at Merkin Hall in 2010. Deeply committed to education, each are on the faculty of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Critics have hailed the trio’s “all-but-perfect sense of ensemble, expressive phrasing, and great intonation” and have described their performances as having “riveting intensity.”

2013 brought the release of the trio’s first two recordings, “The Blakemore Trio plays Beethoven and Ravel” (Blue Griffin Records), and “Gates of Silence,” composed by Susan Botti (Albany Records). Critics raved, “another chamber ensemble has arrived to claim the limelight…for Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, they don’t come any better than this one.” The American Record Guide hailed their performance of the Ravel trio as “Impressionism at its best.”

The Oxford Chamber Series

The Oxford Chamber Series is a collaboration between Miami’s Department of Music, Performing Arts Series and the Oxford Community Arts Center.

Now in its third season, it was developed to not only present chamber music to the community, but also to provide an opportunity for students to experience diverse repertoire played extremely well. Dr. Bruce Murray, chair of the Department of Music, curates each season.

It is only fitting that the Blakemore perform at Holy Trinity Church, as the Series follows in the footsteps of the Midday Music Series, which ran from 1990-2010. The late Jack Daugherty was that Series’ peripatetic impresario who enriched the Oxford Community with its nearly 200 concerts.

The Jasper String Quartet on Monday, March 7 and the Aaron Diehl Jazz Trio on Monday, April 25, are the other two events on the Series. Both will be held at the Oxford Community Arts Center.