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Clarinetist Karen Beacham, Pianist Martin Perry, and Violinist/Violist Graybert Beacham


Most recently, the Managing Director of Somm Recordings in the United Kingdom, after hearing a live recording of the Nordica Trio’s performance of Béla Bartók’s “Contrasts”, approached the trio to record a CD for its label. The CD will include works by Armenian composers and the Bartok “Contrasts”. Recording sessions are planned for August, 2023.

The Nordica Trio performed works by Armenian composers (Aram Khachaturian, Alexander Arutiunian and Alan Hovhaness) plus the world premiere of a piece composed for the Nordica Trio using Armenian themes by composer, Titus Abbott. The concert is under the auspices of the Armenian Cultural Society of Maine in support of Armenian Remembrance Day , observed each year on April 24 to commemorate the 1.5 million Armenian victims of the 1915 Ottoman massacres. This concert took place at the Portland Conservatory of Music on April 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

The Nordica Trio performed a concert of works by Aram Khachaturian, Alexander Arutiunian and Alan Hovhaness plus the “Contrasts” by Béla Bartók on April 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium, on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. This concert was sponsored by ArtsFarmington.