January 14, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. - In the next concert in the Music at Amherst series, the Osiris Trio will perform Trio, Op. 1, No. 3 of Beethoven, Frank Martin's Trio on Irish Folk Tunes and the Piano Trio No.2 in C by Brahms, on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. With this performance, Music at Amherst begins a mini-festival of Brahms: the artists in the remaining concerts in this year's series will play music of the German composer.

The trio, composed of Ellen Corver, Peter Brunt and Larissa Groeneveld, has been playing together since 1988. Following a successful premiere at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, they have performed in Iceland, Denmark, Eronia, Germany, France, England and South Africa, among other places. In 1988 they made their American debut in Carnegie Hall. The trio's extensive repertoire includes work ranging from Haydn's compositions to the work of contemporary composers. The New York Times said their work possessed "'edgy brilliance' largeness in every musical dimension of color, dynamic range and expression."

Admission to the concert is $21, senior citizens $18, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at http://www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.