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Music society opens concert season

 Contributed The Trio Accord featuring Mary Sokol Brow, Andrew Brown and Ariel Barnes play a concert at Westacres on Friday. -
Contributed The Trio Accord featuring Mary Sokol Brow, Andrew Brown and Ariel Barnes play a concert at Westacres on Friday.
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The Maple Ridge Music Society starts its 25th concert season with a performance by Trio Accord.

Trio Accord features the talents Mary Sokol Brown on violin, Andrew Brown on viola and Ariel Barnes on cello.

Mary Sokol Brown is a well-known violinist who has performed in Vancouver since 1979. Active as both a performer and teacher, she holds a prominent position in the first violins of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has been featured as a soloist with the orchestra several times.

Andrew James Brown, viola, is the associate principal violist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a member of the CBC Radio Orchestra. A prominent chamber musician, Brown has performed extensively with Vancouver’s leading musical organizations, including the Vetta Quartet, urio, the Vancouver New Music Ensemble and Masterpiece Players. He is a founding member of Trio Accord.

Cellist Ariel Barnes enjoys a diverse career performing as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician. In the past several years, and as a member of the Borealis String Quartet, Barnes has appeared as recitalist and chamber musician across Canada, the United States and Mexico. In addition to his many chamber music activities, he sits as Principal Cellist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and has appeared with the Vancouver Symphony, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and CBC Radio Orchestras.

• Trio Accord play at Westacres, a well-kept twenty acre farm close to the centre on Friday at 8 p.m. For tickets call 604 467-3162. To learn more, visit www.mapleridgemusicsociety.com.

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