Lowell Lecture

Power of Place: An Evening with Trio Gaia

Date & Time

May 12, 2022 at 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions


TRIO GAIA New England Conservatory’s newest Professional Trio-in-Residence, is dedicated to offering audiences dynamic, personally relevant experiences inside and outside the concert hall. Recently, the trio won 2nd prize in the 2021 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and were awarded the Vianello Family Audience Prize in the Plowman National Chamber Music Competition. Previously, Trio Gaia served as an Honors Ensemble and Community Performances & Partnership fellows at NEC, in recognition of their work sharing classical music in the community. They have presented concerts at venues ranging from the historic Boston Public Library to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and have crafted educational content for the Panama Jazz Festival as well as local schools and senior homes. Trio Gaia was invited to Carnegie Hall’s Audience Engagement Intensive—presented in collaboration with Ensemble Connect—which allowed the trio to reach audiences across New York City with accessible, interactive performances.

The trio has studied extensively with renowned artists Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, Merry Peckham, and Max Levinson. Additional mentors include cellists Lluis Claret and Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, and pianists Victor Rosenbaum and Orli Shaham. When not rehearsing or performing, you can find Trio Gaia shopping for new outfits or cooking together.

Presenting Organization

Revolutionary Spaces




Revolutionary Spaces (publicprograms@revolutionaryspaces.org, )

Join Revolutionary Spaces, New England Conservatory, and Trio Gaia for an unforgettable evening of music, reflection, and community.

How does the Power of Place move the soul? Revolutionary Spaces invited emerging artists and New England Conservatory’s Professional Trio-in-Residence, Trio Gaia, to experience Old South Meeting House and the Old State House, encounter the complicated stories and characters whose legacies dwell within these walls, and explore the struggle to create and sustain a free society as singularly evoked by these sites.

In response, Trio Gaia has curated a performance that speaks to the transformative Power of Place.


Jennifer Higdon – Pale Yellow (7′) David Baker – Roots II (25′) Mieczyslaw Weinberg – Piano Trio (29′) Audience Q&A and casual reception to follow.

Please note: this event is free and open to the public. By registering for this event, participants consent for the information they provide to be shared with New England Conservatory and may be contacted by New England Conservatory for marketing and/or informational purposes.