Out & About: Reception follows the St. Vincent College Concert Series season-opener
The Aletheia Piano Trio opened the 45th St. Vincent College Concert Series on Sept. 10 in the Robert S. Cary Performing Arts Center at the Unity campus.
Violinist Francesca dePasquale, cellist Juliette Herlin and pianist Fei-Fei Dong formed the trio in 2013 at the Juilliard School. They've played in New York and Washington, D.C., and have performed withItzhak Perlman while attending the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop.
The program consisted of piano trios by Franz Joseph Haydn, Gabriel Faute and Felix Mendelssohn.
The trio is known for supporting the creation of new music and delights audiences with lesser-known works.
Dong was assisted with page-turning by St. Vincent student Daniel Young, 19, of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County. Dong was the recipient of the 2015 Bronder Prize for Piano, which was founded to honor the college series founder, the Rev. Joseph Bronder, a concert pianist, instructor and Benedictine priest.
After a standing ovation, the trio joined concert-goers for a reception in the St. Vincent Gallery.
Israeli pianist Tomer Gerwitzman will be presented with the Bronder Prize during his performance at the next series concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
Seen: Concert series directorAnn Holmes, Lou and Barb Steiner, St. Vincent students Christian Crowley, Ben Watt and Michael Suchernick, and Mary Seamans with 16-year-old exchange students Carol Chen of Beijing and Stacy Wen of Shandong Province. Both girls attend Greensburg Central Catholic High School.