In the basic sense, the ARC in ARC Trio stands for the musicians’ names — Maria Allison, pianist; Linda Rosenthal, violinist; and Andrew Cook, cellist.
A more creative definition could be, “Accomplished musicians, Refined performance, Classical music.”
To take it as terminology, the collaboration marks a convergence in the arc of the musicians’ careers. The trio is a reunion for these talented musicians, who commemorated the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s 25th anniversary season with a performance of Beethoven’s “Triple Concerto” in 2007.
Kenai’s Maria Allison performs on piano and viola with the Kalgin Island Quartet and Amanita Trio, as well as playing viola in the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. She is on the faculty of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and the Gold
Coast Music Festival in California.
Violinist Linda Rosenthal, of Juneau, performs throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She is the artistic director of Juneau Jazz and Classics, artistic director of the Lake Placid Chamber Music Seminar for Adults in New York, and professor of music at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
California-based Andrew Cook, cellist, has performed in the United States and abroad, including live broadcasts for National Public Radio and Radio France, a command performance for Princess Grace of Monaco, and a performance at the Palace of Versailles. He is the co-founder and director of the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival.
The three got to know each other through the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and found their musical tastes and performance styles lend themselves well to collaboration. The three are looking forward to linking their like minds with the music they like to create and are planning a concert in Soldotna in March.
For updated concert date and time, visit http://www.performingartssociety.org.