String Trio To Perform At Cranford Community Center

CRANFORD—A string trio from the Mason Gross School of Arts, Rutgers University, will perform an evening of classical music on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. The trio is comprised of Violist Beth Maliszewski, Violinist James Keene, and Cellist Aimee McPeak.

Maliszewski is studying music education at Mason Gross. She has studied with Christine Terhune of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Choong-Jin Chang, the Principal Violist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Since coming to Rutgers University in 2008, Maliszewski has played in the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, been principal of the Rutgers Sinfonia, and has played with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bravera Philharmonic, the Sinfonietta Nova, and many other ensembles. She will graduate in May 2012 and hopes to find a position in the education field.


Keene is a senior violin performance major at Mason Gross. He has studied with Todd Phillips and Lenuta Ciulei, and performed as a recitalist and concertmaster of the Atlantic Chamber Symphony in Italy and Spain.

McPeak is a senior music education/cello performance major at Mason Gross. Her teachers include Jonathan Spitz, principle of the New Jersey Symphony, and Derek Barnes, member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She was the 2010 winner of the Rutgers Undergraduate Concerto Competition and performed with the Rutgers Sinfonia Orchestra in 2011. McPeak will finish student teaching in the fall and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in performance studies.

Admission to the program, arranged by The Friends of the Cranford Public Library, is free and all are welcome.

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