Salisbury Trio in concert on Sunday

 At 4 p.m. on Sunday The Salisbury Trio will be in concert at Christ Episcopal Church.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday The Salisbury Trio will be in concert at Christ Episcopal Church.

CAMBRIDGE — At 4 p.m. on Sunday The Salisbury Trio will be in concert at Christ Episcopal Church as part of their concert series. The Trio comprises pianist/organist, Veronica Tomanek, Lee Knier, trombonist, and Carlos Manuel Zabala, trumpeter.

Pianist/organist Veronica Tomanek is on the faculty of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, staff accompanist/coach for the Wright vocal studio at Salisbury University, and is the music director at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury. Veronica has also taught at the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ.

She frequently performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England as a chamber musician, piano and organ soloist, choral director, music director for musical theater productions, and collaborative musician. She was principal pianist/keyboardist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony for 16 years, and has performed with the United States Coast Guard Band and Chamber Players, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, the Silver Bay Quartet, Easton Choral Arts Society, and with numerous other musicians and ensembles. Veronica lives in Salisbury.

Lee Knier is the director of the Salisbury Pops at Salisbury University where he also teaches in the SU Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance. Prior to this he taught music in public schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over 30 years. He has served as interim conductor of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and assistant director of bands at Temple University. He graduated from Temple University and Arcadia University with degrees in music performance and music education.

A trombonist Knier performs regularly with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the St. Peter by the Sea Orchestra, Metro Lyric Opera Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Brookdale Big Band, Tex Benecke and the Modernaires, and the Steel Pier Show Band. He has also toured with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Buddy DeFranco.

Virtuoso trumpeter Carlos Manuel Zabala performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician with the most diverse ensembles. He is recognized as one of the leaders of the new generation of emerging Latin American musicians.

Carlos was born in Uruguay (South America), and in 2011 upon graduating from the Escuela Universitaria de Música (University School of Music of Uruguay) where he studied with Benjamin Browne, Carlos Manuel Zabala became the first person in the history of his country to achieve a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance. Since May 2013, he holds a Master of Music in Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore, MD), studying with Edward Hoffman, Joe Burgstaller, and David Fedderly.

He has soloed with chamber groups, orchestras, and bands; performing an impressive number of solo recitals, both with organ and piano. Among the Music Festivals where he teaches regularly are Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival (Panama City, Panama), and Sembrando Talentos Uruguay. He leads trumpet and brass masterclasses around the globe, and is deeply involved in several outreach programs across the Americas. Currently he is a Teaching Artist for the OrchKids program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Christ Episcopal Church is located on the corner of Church and High streets. There will be a reception following the concert. Tickets are $10 at the door with students free.

For information call the church at 410-228-3161.

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