Praised by The Strad magazine for their "effervescent" playing, Parhelion Trio—Sarah Carrier (flute), Ashleé Miller (clarinet), and Andrea Christie (piano)—is a New York City-based ensemble dedicated to bringing virtuosic, robust, and impactful contemporary music to diverse audiences.
The trio’s upcoming season is highlighted by a performance at John Zorn’s iconic venue The Stone alongside Rome prize-winning composer/vocalist Lisa Bielawa. Parhelion is the recipient of a 2018 New Music USA grant for their upcoming project Dark Matter: A Tribute to Vera Rubin, which commissions Angélica Negrón, Danielle Eva Schwob, and Alexandra du Bois to create music inspired by the life and work of the late astrophysicist. As awardees of the 2019 Barlow Grant, The Parhelion Trio will also commission a new work by recent Guggenheim winner, Tonia Ko.
The trio has collaborated in concert with and alongside members of Eighth Blackbird; violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet; and composer singer-songwriter Shara Nova. Parhelion has worked with iconic American composers Jennifer Higdon, Paul Schoenfield, Derek Bermel and Nico Muhly.
Past concert seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall, National Sawdust, Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “ETHEL and Friends.” As strong advocates for contemporary music, Parhelion presents workshops and performances for young composers of the New York Philharmonic’s “The Composer’s Bridge” program. The Parhelion Trio was formed in 2010 at the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College The New School for Music.
2019-20 Season Highlights:
OCT 5 — CREART BOX SERIES, New York
DEC 15 — LE PETIT SALON DE MUSIQUE, Stony Brook
MAR 14 — THE STONE, New York
MAR 31 — WEILL RECITAL HALL | CARNEGIE HALL, New York
JUNE 20 — SPECTRUM, Brooklyn