Stepping Out

Trio to perform works of famous women composers

Courtesy of CSMA
Trio Continental features, from left, Elizabeth Prior, Aileen Chanco and Dawn Walker.

Trio Continental is slated to perform a free concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.

Comprised of flutist Dawn Walker, pianist Aileen Chanco and violist Elizabeth Prior, the trio will perform works of famous women composers – including Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Cecil Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann – in honor of Women’s History Month. The evening will also include a conversation about women’s influence on the history of music.

Walker is the principal flute of the Monterey Symphony and a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras for more than 20 years and is a member of CSMA’s flute faculty.

Chanco is a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. She made her piano debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 13 and appeared with the Boston Pops the following year. She is the founding director of the Fremont-based chamber music series Music at the Mission.

Prior is the principal violist with the Santa Rosa Symphony and a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. She performs regularly with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. She tours as a soloist with the Chamber Ensemble of Cologne in France.

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