Trio 180 will perform a new piece of music during a 10th anniversary concert.

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Trio 180 Unveils New Piece of Music in Celebration of 10th Anniversary

Performance is part of Pacific’s Resident Artist Series
by Lily PenfoldMar 28, 2012

The world premier of "Gothic Sea" by Reinaldo Moya will be performed by Trio 180 in celebration of the group's 10th anniversary. Trio 180, formerly known as New Pacific Trio, will premier the music during a 7:30 p.m. performance April 5 in the Recital Hall on University of the Pacific's Stockton campus.

The trio also will perform Antonin Dvorak's Trio in E minor, Op. 90, "Dumky," as well as Johannes Brahms' Quartet in G minor, Op. 25. In addition to the main concert, Trio 180 will host an open rehearsal of the new piece at 5 p.m. on April 3 in the Recital Hall. The rehearsal is free and open to the public. 

Trio 180 is a combination of concert violinist Ann Miller, Grammy-nominated cellist Nina Flyer, and award-winning pianist Sonia Leong. All three are professors. The anniversary concert will also feature a fourth performer, Professor Igor Veligan on the viola. 

Trio 180 has made a mark of distinction across the country and has performed at concerts and taught master classes throughout the West Coast during its decade of music.

The Trio also is well known for public service. The members frequently work with the community, performing concerts at schools and teaching young students about music. Currently, they are preparing an event for Tyler Elementary and Lincoln High schools. The Trio will perform the new piece of music and then will introduce Moya, who will discuss the work as well as music composition and performance.

Moya also will visit Marshall Elementary School, which is where the pilot program Harmony Stockton began last summer. Harmony Stockton, co-founded by the Stockton Symphony and Pacific, is a program which introduces music to young students, particularly students who would not otherwise have the opportunity, as a way of enhancing development. It is based on Venezuela's El Sistema, which is where Moya received his training. Moya will speak to the instructors and the students about how music can be inspirational and change one's life.

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