Joe Trio – Monday May 2, 2022

Joe Trio

Joe Trio
7:30 pm Monday May 2, 2022
at Trinity United Church, Vernon

A new breed of classical musicians, Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. They don’t want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics – from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich, new works by contemporary composers, and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. And they’re not afraid to mix together so many styles of music into a single piece it makes your head spin! More than virtuosi, the Trio’s members are fantastic performers who engage the audience in a way few classical musicians can. Amply witty, charming, and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.

Since Joe Trio was formed in 1989, this classically trained violin-cello-piano threesome has presented hundreds of concerts throughout Canada and the United States – ten provinces, one territory, and thirty-six states so far. They’ve played everywhere from Whitehorse to Corpus Christi, and from Sacramento to St. John’s, and even in Ely, Nevada. Joe has been heard on many CBC Radio shows including the old Morningside show, Disc Drive, The Music Room, West Coast Performance and Quirks and Quarks.

They recorded their first CD, “A Cup of Joe” in 1997, and their second album, recorded with CBC and entitled “Set ’em up, Joe” (2001), was nominated for Best Classical Performance at the West Coast Music Awards. In recent years Joe collaborated with the late Canadian broadcaster and writer Stuart McLean when Joe fiddler Cameron Wilson set the music to McLean’s “A History of Canada”. In 2011 Joe recorded their third CD, “Cold Cuts”.

That same year, violinist Cameron Wilson premiered his film noir operetta “Supernatural Noir” co-written with librettist Kico Gonzalez Risso which included Joe Trio as the house band for the production. 2011 was also the year Joe travelled to Smithers BC to premiere another work by Cameron Wilson, “Fragile Magic” (the Salmon Symphony) which involved the trio coaching and performing in a weekend of workshops and classes with local string instrumentalists, choirs and first nations drummers. In October 2014, the trio joined forces with the late Stuart McLean again this time on a Vinyl Cafe tour of BC and Alberta.

Opening the concert is Gus Hansen. Produced organically in the heart of the Okanagan valley, Gus has been playing guitar for 15 years and is thrilled to be a part of the NOCCA experience. When he’s not touring locally with the O’Keefe Entertainers, Gus enjoys spending most of his time inside, listening to music with his cat. As he prepares to leave for music studies at Capilano, Gus is grateful to receive an opportunity to perform for such an excellent community and hopes you enjoy the show! 

Please note: this concert is being held at Trinity United Church, 3300 Alexis Park Drive, Vernon BC.

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Adults – $40  22 and Under – $20
Guest of a subscription member $35

Purchase tickets at:

Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)

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Visit The Performing Arts Centre Foyer
3800-34th Street, Vernon BC.