Trio Clavino Coming to The Ware Center, 11/14

The Lancaster based ensemble and season favorite, Trio Clavino, will draw from a wide repertoire from 18th Century to 21st Century for this unique combination of chamber music in SERENADE OF THREE on Saturday, November 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Ware Center. A combination of strings (violin/viola), winds (clarinet/bass clarinet), and piano will give people a rich sound of classical music. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.

Founded by pianist Xun Pan, clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, and violinist/violist Simon Maurer, Trio Clavino is the Artists-in-Residence at the Pre College Music Division Program at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. As part of their mission to introduce as many new works as possible for their particular combination of instruments, Trio Clavino is committed to premiering and performing commissioned works by living composers. They have performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and China, as well as in the U.S.

The trio returned to China in 2013 with a Fulbright Grant, undertaking a performing and teaching tour of Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Xiamen, Wuhan, and Changsha by request of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In addition to playing in major concert halls (including the China Conservatory of Music Concert Hall in Beijing and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai), they also performed in hospitals, universities, and schools, offering master classes to Chinese students. Trio Clavino has received the Fulbright Grant again in 2016 to perform, teach, and make cultural exchange with many Chinese conservatories and universities.

Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinetist, holds her B.A. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and her M.A. from the University of Michigan. She is Artist in Residence at Franklin & Marshall College, and Principal Clarinet in The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. An advocate for new music, Ms. Hall-Gulati has performed in music festivals and on multiple series as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., China, and Russia. She toured the Silk Road, China with the International Music Festival in July 2007, touring six cities as a performer and teacher. Ms. Hall-Gulati then accepted the invitation to serve as a Visiting Professor at the Lanzhou Multicultural University.

Simon Maurer, violinist and violist, grew up in Switzerland in a family of six children, all of whom became professional musicians. He studied music at the Conservatory in Biel, and continued his violin studies in the U.S. with Geoffrey Michaels at Swarthmore College and Joyce Robbins at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Currently Mr. Maurer is Concertmaster of the Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, and performs with Valley Vivaldi, Satori. He has performed as a feature soloist in France and Switzerland with the St. Jean Orchestra of Geneva Switzerland, receiving raving reviews. Mr. Maurer also ventures in the practice of jazz and freestyle improvisation. He has been a featured soloist in Philadelphia area jazz clubs, and has recorded numerous projects with folk singers and rock groups.

Xun Pan, pianist, received his early musical training from his grandmother and parents, then continued his studies at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Syracuse University in New York, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Pan has won many international piano competitions and awards, beginning with first prize in the 1986 China National Piano Competition in Beijing. A student of Theodore Lettvin, Mr. Pan has performed solo recitals worldwide from Carnegie Weill Hall to the Beijing National Center for Performing Arts. He "excites his audience with extraordinary power and masterful technique" (Intelligencer Journal).

Mr. Pan is an adjunct professor of piano and Director of the Pre College Music Division at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a visiting professor at China Conservatory of Music, China Northwest University for Nationalities, Fuzhou University, Yantai University, Shandong University, Qinghai Normal University, and Wenzhou University. He also serves as the Artistic Director of the Lancaster International Piano Festival in Pennsylvania.

Tickets are $15 reserved seating and can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 717-871-7600. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Ticket Office located in the Student Memorial Center on Millersville's campus, or the Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street, in Lancaster. Doors open one hour before each show for ticket sales, subject to availability. MU Student & Visiting Student (any age, any level) tickets are free with a valid ID at a ticket office location or at the door.

The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and the Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors Clipper Magazine, The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34 MicroTechnologies, and Weber Advertising. First Friday Music Stage is sponsored by Fine Living Lancaster. This season's Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Mary Burton & Laurent Horne, Linda Holman Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.

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