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Trio Arcadia



Michael Kimbell, clarinet
Kathleen Johannessen, bassoon
Elizabeth Lee, piano

Since 1998 Trio Arcadia has been inspiring and entertaining San Francisco area audiences with music originally written for clarinet, bassoon and piano as well as transcriptions from the classical trio repertoire. We regularly present concerts and are available for programs in concert and recital halls, homes and retirement centers. Contact us at 650-359-7693.

Trio Repertoire:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Trio in E-flat Major, op. 38
Wilhelm Berger (1861–1911): Trio in G Minor
Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857): Trio Pathétique in D Minor
Heinrich von Herzogenburg (1843–1900): Trio in D Major, op. 61
William Yeats Hurlstone (1876–1906): Trio in G minor
Variations in G Minor
Paul Juon (1872–1940): Trio-Miniaturen
Friedrich Kiel (1821–1885): Trio in D Major, op. 3
Trio in G Major, op. 34
Michael A. Kimbell (b. 1946): Rondino scherzando
Conradin Kreutzer: Trio in E-flat Major, op. 43
Friedrich Kuhlau (1786–1832): Trio in G Major, op. 119
Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847): Concertpiece, op. 114, no. 1
Concertpiece, op. 114, no. 2
Francis Poulenc (1899–1963): Trio
Carl Reinecke (1824–1910): Trio in F Major, op. 159, no. 3
Trio in C Minor, op. 230
Friedrich Seitz (1915–2008): Epilog (Invention, Choral, Ostinato)
Richard Strauss (1865–1949): Duet-Concertino
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959): Fantaisie Concertante
Adam Valentin Volckmar (1770–1851): Trio in B-flat Major
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Trio in E Minor, op. 63

   Elizabeth Lee trained with Robert Merfeld (Apple Hill Chamber Players), Debbie Sobol (Longy School of Music), Carol Rankin, and Eliane Lust in San Francisco. Solo appearances in the Bay Area include San Francisco’s Noontime Concerts, the Palo Alto Performance Series, Pacifica Performances, Star Classics, and the National Association of Composers USA. She was pianist for Michael Kimbell’s chamber opera The Hot Iron in Petaluma and frquently appears in collaboration with singers.

   Kathleen Johannessen received her B.M. in Music from the University of Notre Dame de Namur and her M.A. in Music Performance from California State University at Humboldt. As an active Bay Area freelance musician Kathleen has performed with various groups including Marin Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Cabrillo Music Festival, Oakland Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Philharmonic, Oakland Opera Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, National Association of Composers USA, San Francisco Pocket Opera and the California Gold Bassoon Quartet. She is a member of the Lamplighters Theatre Orchestra.

   Michael Kimbell studied clarinet with Donald Montanaro of the Philadelphia orchestra and holds a D.M.A. in composition from Cornell University. He is both Principal Clarinetist and Composer in Residence with the San Francisco Sinfonietta Orchestra which has premiered many of his orchestral compositions. In addition to the standard clarinets in A and B-flat, he specialises in performance on the smaller clarinets in C and E-flat.