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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Chamber Music Concert Offered at Christ Church in Newton

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Christ Church Newton will present a chamber music concert by Trio Giocoso, featuring violinist Nicholas Currie, cellist Adam Gonzalez and pianist Diana Greene, on Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Works by Schubert, Haydn and Kreisler will be performed. A reception will follow the performance in the parish hall adjacent to the church. 

Formed in 2007, Trio Giocoso aims to share with audiences of all ages, in concert and educational venues, the playful musical conversation and delightful spirit that is the true nature of chamber music. This will be the trio’s fourth performance for concerts at Christ Church. Christ Church is located at 62 Main Street, just off the square in downtown Newton.

The group has performed at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast.  Appearances by the ensemble have included performances on the “Music for a New Space” series in Towson, Maryland; the Springfield Presbyterian Church music series, “Sound on Sound II” and “Sound Connections” for the Baltimore Composers Forum; and the recital series at Scott Center for Performing Arts in Westminster, Maryland. The Trio also presented the world premiere of Garth Baxter’s “From the Headwaters” in 2010.  

Nicholas Currie, violin, is associate concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony, principal second violin of the Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra and an instructor at UMBC and McDaniel College. Adam Gonzalez, cellist, currently performs with the Azimuth String Quartet and Trio Giocosoand is on the faculty of Frederick Community College.  In addition to her role as the organist and pianist at Christ Church, Diana Greene is an early childhood music and movement specialist. 

A free will offering will be taken at the concert. For more information, contact Joe Mello at or at 862-268-4720.