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Me Kolme Trio concert set for May 8

The Me Kolme Trio will perform a free concert May 8, 2:30 p.m. in the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. (courtesy photo)

Me Kolme Trio concert set for May 8

The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series, sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, welcomes the Me Kolme Trio on Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m.

This virtuoso ensemble, comprised of violinist Päivikki Nykter, clarinetist Robert Zelickman and pianist Kyle Adam Blair, will perform works by Mozart, Schumann and Arutiunian.

A versatile recitalist and chamber musician, Päivikki Nykter is equally at home with standard repertoire as
well as contemporary music. A native of Finland, she has served as an artist-in-residence at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Music Department and is now a freelance violinist maintaining a busy concert and teaching schedule in both the U.S. and Europe. She has recorded on a number of labels.

Robert Zelickman has been teaching and performing in San Diego since 1982. A member of the bass clarinet quartet JAMB and co-director of Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble, he was a member of Orchestra Nova for 23 seasons and has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera. He recently retired from UCSD where he lectured on Jewish music, conducted the Wind Ensemble, and performed regularly, premiering many new compositions.

Kyle Adam Blair’s major focuses include the performance of new works in collaboration with composers,
and the performance of works from the art music and song repertory of the 20th and 21st centuries. He earned his DMA from UCSD and currently is the staff pianist for UCSD’s Department of Music and is also on the faculty of UCSD’s Department of Theater and Dance.

Enjoy a delightful afternoon of chamber music in the intimate setting of the Scripps Miramar Ranch Lib-
rary Center. There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. In view of the current public health situation, masks will be required for all in attendance, and the number of attendees will be limited to 100. Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Boulevard. Call (858) 538-8158 or visit srfol.org for more information.