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PROGRAM REVIEWS for the individual concerts will be posted here as they become available.


On Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 2:30 PM, the Chamber Music Society of Utica welcomed the ATOS Trio, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a U.S. tour. The concert took place at Munson, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York and was very well attended.

The program included highly esteemed piano trios by two composers who knew each other, Antonin Dvorak and Peter Tchaikovsky. The concert was dedicated to the late Menahem Pressler who over 53 years, as the pianist for the Beaux Arts Trio, brought chamber music to the forefront. The ATOS Trio studied intensively with Mr. Pressler.

A beautiful insert in the program pictured Mr. Pressler in concert and told the story of his musical life and immense accomplishments as written by Robert T. McFadden of the New York Times.

The ATOS Trio has performed in prestigious halls around the world to rave reviews. The Detroit Free Press described the ensemble as “three voices - one sound”. Words can hardly describe the impassioned performance and superb musicianship of the three players at their CMSU concert, except to say that “the music emanated with beauty of sound, technical expertise and total dedication to the music and what the composers had to say”. Bringing this exciting concert to a close after a prolonged standing ovation was a most lovely and memorable encore, Fritz Kreisler’s version of “Danny Boy”.

Special thanks to our President, Susanna Watling who introduced the concert, and to our sponsors Elizabeth Lemieux and Marietta von Bernuth.

Anita Humer

Professional pianist, accompanist and piano teacher
former staff pianist at Colgate University

Serves on boards of CMSU, the Leschetizky Piano Organization, NYC

and the Monday Evening Music Club of Norwich NY


Elizabeth Nassar 

Director, Academic Business Development

Utica University

Many thanks to the Chamber Music Society of Utica for being such gracious hosts to our international students from Utica University. The students were absolutely blown away by the ATOS Trio and the magnificent auditorium of the Munson Museum. How wonderful for you to show students around the globe how Utica is a center for the arts in Central New York.

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