The Cygnus Trio

The trio is a project created by Jonathan Stuchbery, Ben Stuchbery, and Erica Jacobs-Perkins, with an emphasis on new music, collaboration and accessible and educational programming. Cygnus is dedicated to breathing new life into classical music through a diversity of musical choices and venues. Selections include everything from baroque, to folk songs and dances, to new commissions, which can be heard in churches, cafes, art galleries, private homes, and women’s shelters. Another of their quests is to collaborate in the creation of new music. During their 2016 season, Cygnus gave the world premiere of Charles Zoll’s AMALGAM and in 2017 the trio participated in the Fresh Inc. Festival in Kenosha, WI. As part of this festival, the trio premiered works by participating composers Patrick Walker and Karalyn Schubring. Other composer collaborations include Arie Van de Ven’s Algoma Miniatures, which was premiered February 2018, and Anita Perry’s Okanagan Vignettes.

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The Cygnus Trio combines the uncommon traits of fine, versatile musicians with a passion for fostering new music. It was an honor and a pleasure being commissioned by these talented people!”

Charles Zoll, composer