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Hollingsworth Trio is more than a standard performance, it is a performance of Florida Southern College faculty getting together to do something they love.
On Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. the Hollingsworth Trio will be performing. The performance will last about 70 minutes in Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, also known as B202.
The Hollingsworth Trio plays what is referred to as ‘chamber music.’ It is a part of a series called the “Faculty Artists.”
Not all the musicians are a part of the Florida Southern College faculty though.
“Some people have defined it as music for friends,” Music Department Chair and Director of Piano Studies Paula Parschẻ said.
According to Parschẻ, chamber music was originally meant to be played in small, intimate rooms.
The purpose of the performance tonight is that thiis marks the 27th year since the Hollingsworth Trio first began.
The original goal of creating the Hollingsworth Trio was to play music for themselves, because chamber music is very satisfying for people who play it, Parschẻ said.
Since then, the purpose of the trio has changed.
“Our mission changed, not only did we want to do it for ourselves, but we wanted to share the music that is written for the piano trio with others,” Parschẻ said.
The Hollingsworth Trio formed in 1987. The trio is made up of a piano, violin and cello.
Two faculty members, and the conductor of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra make up the trio: Parschẻ, piano; Michael Sedloff, cello; Mark Thielen, violin.
Even though the trio was formed in 1987, the musicians that are now in the trio have been playing together since 1989.
The Hollingsworth Trio has played in venues such as the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club across the lake for a reception and at Florida Southern College for a Chamber and Faculty Series in the past.
With a sense of humor, Parschẻ referred to their performance as “gigs,” but nothing that they will be playing tonight would be described as the typical college band “gig.”
The music that will be played tonight includes pieces written by Beethoven, Schubert, Klengel and Brahms. The main piece that will be played was written by a Czech composer by the name of Antonian Dvorak.
“I would love for the audience just to simply experience music the way that we have experienced it. That it is purely fun, it’s sometimes very deeply moving, and other times simply frivolous,” Parschẻ said.