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Vipisa Trio Champions New Music at HSU

The Vipisa Trio (Cindy Moyer on violin, Virginia Ryder on saxophone and clarinet and John Chernoff on piano) performs a program of new musical works by composers associated with Humboldt State on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Fulkerson Recital Hall.


The Trio will play the world premieres of new works by HSU composition professor J. Brian Post and the Trio’s own John Chernoff, as well as compositions by HSU alums Dante De Silva and Halim Beere.

Members of the trio are so committed to new work that they sponsored a composition contest among HSU students. They will play the winning piece by Justino Perez.

“The music is all different,” said violinist Cindy Moyer, “so even if it’s all new, there will be something that everyone can enjoy.”

“John’s piece is very Romantic in style, for example—an amusing set of variations on ‘There’s a Hole in the Bucket.’ Dante’s piece called ‘Mr. Distinguished’ features the Trio playing along with an edited and manipulated recording of a man reading a section of an old Emily Post etiquette book.”

The other compositions are “Rhubarb for violin, alto saxophone and piano” by Halim Beere, a three-movement work entitled “Set-Rows-Free” by Brian Post and “Trio for violin, saxophone and piano” by Justino Eustacio Perez.

The Vipisa Trio performs on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $8 and $3 from the HSU Box Office (826-3728) or at the door. The Faculty Artists Concert is produced by the HSU Music Department. For more information, visit