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Trio Vivante - Night Music

"Night Music" Music Program

  • Nocturne Op. 19 - Franz Doppler (1821-1883)

  • Silent Woods - Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

  • Soir d'Automne (Autumn Evening) - Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) Sérénade

  • Night Thoughts - Chen Yi (b.1953)

  • Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando - Philippe Gaubert

  • Full Moon Trio - Blaž Pucihar (b. 1977)

Group Bio:

Trio Vivante formed in Colorado Springs in 2015 with the goal of bringing high-level chamber music to the community. Their concerts feature a variety of classical style compositions, including works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras as well as music written in our own time. Trio Vivante has been featured around town in recitals on the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Benet Hill Monastery concert series and as a participant in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs' annual small ensembles concerts. On the national stage, they were selected to perform at the 2018 National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Flutist Allison Gioscia; Emma Patterson Cellist; Sharon Skidgel pianist.

Flutist Allison Gioscia; Emma Patterson Cellist; Sharon Skidgel pianist.

Individual Bios:

Flutist Allison Gioscia is currently a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, has performed in recent seasons with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and was a featured soloist at the 2017 and 2018 National Flute Association Conventions. She previously held the position of Principal Flute with the Orquesta de UniNorte in Asunción, Paraguay, where she also served as Professor of Flute at the Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. 


Emma Patterson received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Cello Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University, where she studied with Roger Drinkall, Terry King and Gayle Smith. She was principal cellist of the BYU Philharmonic as well as the Chamber Orchestra, with whom she traveled to Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Emma has performed with the Augusta Symphony and the Heidelberg Opera Orchestra. She is currently Assistant Principal Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and performs regularly with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Emma taught private cello lessons at BYU and as faculty at the Augusta State Conservatory and has maintained a private studio for 20 years.  

Sharon Skidgel earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Gwendolyn Koldofsky and Lawrence Wong and was chosen as most outstanding doctoral student. Sharon continues to enjoy her many different roles as a musician, including soloist, music director, collaborative pianist, piano teacher and college professor in the areas of musical theatre, popular music, church music and classical music


Earlier Event: January 30
Manitou Springs Food Pantry
Later Event: February 4
H.O.W. Group