Trio’s pianists make chamber music fun |

Trio’s pianists make chamber music fun

The Teocalli Trio will play as part of the Jim Calaway Honors Series for a Colorado Mountain College’s Center for Excellence in the Arts performance.The 7 p.m. show will take place Friday at CMC’s Spring Valley campus. Roaring Fork Valley resident Nancy Morgan Smith will be honored during the performance.The ensemble originally formed at Colorado’s Crested Butte Music Festival where Teocalli pianist Debra Ayers is co-artistic director and co-CEO with trio cellist Alexander Scheirle. Scheirle lives in Augsburg, Germany, where he is artistic director of the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic.The group’s violinist, Tamas Kocsis, grew up in Hungary and is the new concertmaster of the Orlando Symphony Orchestra.Teocalli’s selections include works from a youthful Beethoven, Spanish sounds from Joaquin Turina and the jazz, ragtime and country stylings of Paul Schoenfield’s “Café Music.”Ayers has performed with singers from major opera companies; members of the American, Vega and Da Vinci string quartets; Mercury’s Players; Arcadian Winds, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Aspen Music Festival, Emerald City Opera and Breckenridge Music Institute.She is a founding member of Opus 21, the Boston society for public and private musical performance. She and soprano Ilana Davidson soon will be part of a new recording on the Capriccio label.

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