The James Library & Center for the Arts Presents Weekend Classics: Calyx Piano Trio

Calyx Piano Trio – The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents Weekend Classics: Calyx Piano Trio in concert on Sunday, October 21, 3 pm, 24 West Street, Norwell. After the performance, guests are invited to join musicians Catherine French, Nina Ferrigno and Jennifer Lucht for an elegant wine reception in the Library’s art gallery.

The performance is sponsored by Eileen Gay and Reed McCarty, Jennifer and Mark McGreenery, Karen Mullaney, CPA, Kathleen and Michael Vitale, and Carol and Bob Neely.

 The Calyx Piano Trio offers a program of delightful, melodic and important works by three distinguished female composer/pianists. Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983) is the only female composer in the renowned group “Les Six.” Tailleferre’s sonorous trio is a later work composed in 1978, 40 years before Berkeley composer Beth Denisch’s Factor Fiction (2018) was written for the Calyx Trio. Denisch’s trio explores expressions of love and joy as essential responses to current political times. Clara Wieck Schumann was a major concert artist in her time noted for her sparkling technique and performances without music. Also an accomplished composer like her husband Robert and close friend Johannes Brahms, the Trio in G Minor was one of this virtuoso pianist’s finest works.

Since 2001, the critically acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio has impressed audiences with passionate, informed performances of chamber repertoire both standard and new. As individuals, Catherine French, violin, Nina Ferrigno, piano, and Jennifer Lucht, cello, have performed throughout the U.S. and abroad with leading national ensembles including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony and the Boston Pops. Their chamber music performances have been featured at major festivals including Marlboro, the Banff Centre, Ravinia and Tanglewood. In 2002, the Trio, in conjunction with the Barlow Foundation, commissioned “Glisten” by composer Lansing McLoskey.

Tickets for Weekend Classics: Calyx Piano Trio Concert and Reception are $35 adults, $30 seniors age 65 and up, and $20 for students. For more information or to order tickets, please call 781-659-7100, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.