November 7 – Aiken First Baptist Church

Acclaimed Upton Trio will present a concert featuring Saint-Saens’ Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18. The Upton Trio is a modern classical, piano, cello and violin group so far outside the box that it feels like home. The Upton Trio strikes a mysterious wellspring of something so pure and true, that their music will move you to tears and strengthen your life. Prepare to be suspended in the delicate balance between the avant-garde and the timeless. They have been called the “alt. chamber titans” and “the punk rockers of chamber music.”

Violinist Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian is currently concertmaster for Aiken Symphony Orchestra as well as South Carolina Philharmonic and plays for other orchestras in the region. Similarly, cellist Dusan Vukajlovic serves as principal cellist for Aiken Symphony and SC Philharmonic. Billy Shepherd is a pianist from Camden, SC and is the artistic and business manager for the trio.

Masks will be worn and social distancing will be observed inside the church.