Trio Klaritas 2015

Trio Klaritas marks first silver anniversary concert at PACC October 18

Kathleen Fink
Published in Your Arlington on September 24, 2015

Trio Karitas

The PACC Concert Series silver anniversary season celebrating 25 years of bringing professional quality music to the community while supporting the church’s organ restoration and music program opens at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, with Trio Klaritas.

This chamber trio will grace the sanctuary of the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington Heights with examples of their diverse trio repertoire for piano, violin and cello.

Tickets in advance are $18 adults and $12 seniors and students: and at the door $23 and $15.

A postconcert artists’ reception will take place in the Parish Hall.

Call 781-643-8680 to reserve tickets that will be held for you at the door.

The rich, rewarding program includes Lowell Liebermann’s Trio no. 1, op. 32, Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music and Ludwig von Beethoven’s Trio no. 1, op. 70, “Ghost.”

Liebermann’s Trio starts with a ravishing ethereal counterpoint between the piano and strings, followed by a very different tonality.

Café Music has much affinity with ragtime with a few well-known tunes thrown in for good measure.

Beethoven’s serious and moving trio creates the impression of something much larger than could be created by just three instruments.

Trio Klaritas was formed in 2009 at Boston University, where the original members were all doctoral candidates at the university’s College of Fine Arts. The group’s acclaimed debut performance featured Messiaen’s daunting Quartet for the End of Time. Since then, Trio Klaritas has firmly established itself in Boston’s thriving chamber music scene.

In addition to frequent appearances on concert series throughout New England, Trio Klaritas toured South Korea in 2010, where members performed at the National War Museum, Mozart Hall and Kangwon National University.

The ensemble has also performed on the faculty recital series at the Tanglewood Institute, and the recent New York City performance of Dancer in Moco Moco (a multimedia celebration of art, and music) has been released commercially on DVD and online. Trio Klaritas is Artist-in-Residence at the Dedham School of Music, where the group performs a series of concerts annually at various venues in Metro South Boston.

Violinist Karl Ørvik resides in Boston, where he enjoys an active career both a performer and teacher. He has appeared in recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. A member of both the Boston Public Quartet and Trio Klaritas, he has also performed as a concerto soloist, concertmaster and section player with numerous orchestral ensembles. Ørvik is a dedicated teacher who works easily with students of all ages and abilities. A faculty member at the Community Music Center of Boston, he teaches in the summers at Point Counterpoint in Vermont and the “Youth and Muse” festival in Boston.

Gracie Keith began playing the cello at age 5. After her graduation from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, she attended Baylor University, where she studied with Dr. Gary Hardie and received a bachelor of music in cello performance.

While at Baylor, Gracie was a member of the Waco Symphony and taught at the Central Texas String Academy. Since moving to Boston, she has completed a master of music performance degree from Boston University, and where she is now pursuing a doctorate of musical arts degree, studying with Michael Reynolds.

Baekyu Kim, piano, was acclaimed by the Journal News as “a promising pianist,” and in 2002 he received the honor of “Young Artist” for solo piano from the Korean Music Journal. After he won the “Special Presentation Award” from the Artists International Competition in 2008, he made his successful debut at Carnegie hall in 2009, performing the world premiere of “Lutine” by American composer Richard Cornell. Since then, he has been invited to give solo and chamber recitals at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Park Avenue Congregational Church is at 50 Paul Revere Road at Park Avenue and Paul Revere Road, one block from Mass. Ave.

The church is handicapped accessible and on MBTA bus route No. 77.

For more information about the series, call the church Office at 781-643-8680 or visit

This announcement was published Thursday, September 24, 2015, on Your Arlington.