Trio Abelia performs Music at Noon concert this week

The Abelia Trio, consisting of Geralyn Giovannetti, Denise Root Pierce and David Palmer, is the featured performance for the Dana School of Music's "Music at Noon" concert on Feb. 8.

Abelia Trio

The Dana School of Music presents guest artists Trio Abelia in a recital as part of the Music at Noon concert series, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Butler Institute of American Art.

The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a nominal charge in the Wick Avenue Deck.  For more information, contact the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.

The trio consists of Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Denise Root Pierce, horn and David Palmer, piano.

Giovannetti is professor of Oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the faculty quintet, Orpheus Winds. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in her native Canada and has a doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Palmer, a professor emeritus in the School of Music at the University of Windsor, Ontario, pursues a career as both collaborative pianist and organist. He and duo-piano colleague Gregory Butler performed frequently in the Great Lakes area. Root Pierce has performed throughout the United States, Japan, China, Mexico, Europe and in South America. She is a former member of the Bogot√° Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony, the Kalamazoo Symphony and Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band. In addition, she has performed with the Tucson Symphony, Albany Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Monterrey Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, and the Flint Symphony Orchestras.