College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Poinsett Trio to Perform for Charleston Music Fest

Poinsett Piano TrioGreenville, SC-based Poinsett Piano Trio will perform for the College of Charleston School of the Arts’ series Charleston Music Fest. This exuberant, chamber music performance will take place on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Admission is $25. The repertoire will include Antonin Dvorak’s “Dumky Trio, Op. 90,” Maurice Ravel’s “Trio in A minor,” and Edvard Grieg’s “Andante con moto in C minor for Piano Trio.” Charleston Music Fest is in its sixth season and is presented by College of Charleston music faculty members Lee-Chin Siow and Natalia Khoma.

Listen to the trio: Beethoven – Op 1 No 1 IV. Finale: Presto

For tickets, call (843) 953-0935 or email Tickets will also be sold at the door one hour before curtain, based on availability. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit

After having performed together with great success for several years and in various chamber music configurations, Furman faculty members David Gross, Deirdre Hutton and Christopher Hutton founded the Poinsett Piano Trio in 2008. They embarked on their first international tour in May of 2010. The ensemble is named in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, a statesman, physician and botanist from South Carolina. Like the members of the trio he had an international life: living in England as a child, training in medical school in Scotland, traveling extensively in Europe and South America, and was later elected as a member of Congress before serving as Minister (ambassador) to Mexico. Poinsett is most remembered today as the discoverer of the Mexican Poinsettia plant.


PRESS: The Post and Courier, January 22, 2012