CAN-AM Trio Performs at SUU Thorley Recital Hall

Published: September 13, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 4 minutes

***This concert has been canceled.***

Southern Utah University’s Department of Music brings guest artists of the CAN-AM Trio to the Thorley Recital Hall stage on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at noon. They will perform music for the oboe and english horn written or arranged by Liz Sharma, Jean Oelrich, Mary Chandler, Elizabeth Aitken, Vivienne Olive, Helga Warner-Buhlmann, and Viet Cuong. This concert is free and open to the public.

The CAN-AM Trio was created in 2019 by oboist Geralyn Giovannetti of Brigham Young University, oboist Sarah Hamilton from The State University of New York at Fredonia, and Anna Mattix, the english hornist with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Both Geralyn and Sarah are Canadian citizens and Anna is American, hence the name. As good friends and colleagues they share a long musical association and friendship and perform together to promote the rich musical tradition of trios written for two oboes and english horn. This type of chamber music ensemble has been in existence since the 1800's when Beethoven famously wrote two notable works for this combination. Since then, composers have delighted in the rich orchestral sound of this trio.

Geralyn GiovannettiGeralyn Giovannetti is Professor of Oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the faculty ensemble, Orpheus Wind Quintet. In 2020, Dr. Giovannetti was chosen to receive BYU's highest teaching honor, the Karl G. Maeser "Excellence in Teaching" award. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan and is also a graduate of Western University in her native Canada. As a member of the award winning Canadian woodwind quintet, Essex Winds, she has recorded three CDs. Giovannetti has been a Resident Artist at the Banff Center School of Fine Arts and was Principal Oboe of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the Utah Symphony and the Utah Chamber Orchestra and has been a Guest Artist and faculty member at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy.

Sarah HamiltonDr. Sarah Hamilton is Professor of Oboe at the State University of New York at Fredonia where she is a member of the Fredonia Wind Quintet, and also serves as chair of Performance. She is Principal Oboe with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and English Hornist with the Erie Philharmonic. She has also performed regularly with Bach and Beyond and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Hamilton has appeared as a soloist most recently with the Orchard Park Symphony (on bass oboe), the Erie Philharmonic, and WNYCO. She holds a DMA from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music degree from Wayne State University where she studied with Robert Sorton. She holds a BM degree from Western University where her teachers included Shelley Heron, Geralyn Giovannetti, and Perry Bauman.

Anna MattixAnna Mattix joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) in 2007. She studied at Ithaca, College, Yale University, and Indiana University. Hailed as “virtuostic” by the Buffalo News, she has appeared as soloist with the BPO on many occasions. In addition to her work with the Philharmonic, Mattix performs locally with the Buffalo Chamber Players, the ARS NOVA musicians and teaches at Buffalo State College and Canisius College. As a graduate student she was awarded the prestigious ELM and IVY Award from Yale University for her outreach work in the greater New Haven Community where she developed a mentorship program between graduate students and New Haven Public Schools that continues to this day. She is a featured Teaching Artist for BPO and is committed to making music accessible for all in western New York.

Immerse yourself in the amazing music played by the CAN-AM Trio on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at noon in the Thorley Recital Hall. For more information about the Department of Music at SUU and other concerts they host, please visit

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