Castalia Trio to play at the Sheldon April 16

Members of The Castalia Trio (from left) are James Lyon, Marylene Dosse and Kim Cook.
Members of The Castalia Trio (from left) are James Lyon, Marylene Dosse and Kim Cook.

The 2010-11 season for the Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music closes April 16 with the Castalia Trio in the Sheldon Museum of Art's Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Lincoln native and cellist Kim Cook is the artist laureate at Pennsylvania State University, concertizing worldwide as a recitalist and soloist. She will be joined by two of her Penn State colleagues: violinist James Lyon and pianist Marylene Dosse.

Artists-in-residence at Penn State since 1991, the trio has been heard in many cities around the United States as well as internationally. Recognized for their profound collective experience as teachers and for their ability to communicate with young musicians, the Castalia Trio has been invited for residences at the Paris, Versailles, Shanghai and Beijing conservatories. The ensemble derives its name from a mythic fountain on Mount Parnassus, which was sacred to the Muses and considered a source of inspiration.

The Castalia Trio will perform Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2, D929; Muczynski: Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 46; and Ravel: Piano Trio.

A pre-performance lecture at 7:30 p.m. will explore the concert content for the audience, and a post-performance reception offers wine, food and conversation with the musicians.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $8 for students. NET Radio members with a member card get a two-for-the-price-of-one discount, and Lincoln Arts Council donors with a Spark card receive a $5 discount on adult admission. For more information or to reserve tickets, go to or call (402) 435-5454.

- Sarah Baker-Hansen, Sheldon Museum of Art