November 10, 2000
Concert Manager

AMHERST, Mass.— The Gryphon Trio will present the third concert in the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program includes piano trios by Haydn and Mendelssohn, in addition to a work that was written for the Gryphon Trio by Kelly-Marie Murphy, a contemporary composer.

The Gryphon Trio was founded in 1993, and has toured Canada and Europe, appearing at many festivals, and has become known for its integrity in interpreting the classics of piano trio literature.

The members of the trio—Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, James Parker, piano and Roman Borys, cello—are also committed to performing and commissioning new works by contemporary international composers.

The Los Angeles Times wrote earlier this year that the Gryphon Trio “accumulated deeply felt energies and released them with expressive finality” and “blew all the dust off its genre stereotype with big, bold, almost orchestral performances.”

Admission to the concert is $18, senior citizens $15, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at