Neave Trio collaborates with Student Filmmaker Alessa Maiuri

On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 4pm the Neave Trio will return for their fourth classical music performance at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN). Currently serving as Faculty Artist in Residence at Boston’s Long School of Music, the Neave Trio has championed the performance of new works by living composers, reaching wider audiences through innovative concert presentations.

The program focuses on works by four distinguished women composers spanning the Romantic era through the modern day, including Louise Farrenc’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 33 (1843); Amy Beach’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150 (1931); Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio (1921); and Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio (2003).

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio, consisting of Anna Williams (violin), Mikhail Veselov (cello) and Eri Nakamura (piano), has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. Sunday’s special performance will feature a large screen projection of the group’s newest music video, created by Hudson MA native Alessa Maiuri, with live musical accompaniment by the Trio.

Alessa is a photographer and aspiring filmmaker attending 10th grade at Hudson High School. After joining the HudTV after-school program, she began expanding her independent work and submitted a personal music video to the MetroWest Student Film Festival in 2019. Her video was chosen as a finalist and showcased during a 2-day festival held at TCAN’s Cinema Room last April.

Recognizing the opportunity for a collaboration, TCAN Executive Director David Lavalley reached out to the 16-year old student filmmaker with the opportunity to direct the classical group’s music video for their January performance.

Alessa explains that she “was honored to be selected as a finalist for the film festival and even more honored to be offered to work with the Neave trio and their new music video.” The video was shot in Massachusetts using the group’s violinist Anna Williams. It debuted on the Violin Channel this past October alongside the announcement of Neave Trio’s newest album ‘Her Voice’, which highlights women composers both past and present.

“I worked with them May-July planning, filming, and editing. The journey was challenging but a great learning experience that I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to partake in,” explained the young director.

Tickets ($30 public | $25 TCAN members) for this concert can be purchased at natickarts.org or at the Box Office – 508-647-0097