The Heliand Trio Performed Wildflowers From Jenni Brandon’s Wildflower Trio in Three Separate Vermont Appearances

wildflower trioThe Heliand Ensemble performed “Wildflowers” from Jenni Brandon’s Wildflower Trio in three separate Vermont appearances. They were:

July 22 at 7 pm
York Street Meeting House
Lyndon, VT

presented by Upright Steeple Society

July 23 at 3 pm
Artistree Community Arts Center
South Pomfret, VT 

presented by Artistree

July 24 at 4 pm
Rochester Federated Church
Rochester, VT

presented by Rochester Chamber Music Society

The Heliand Ensemble presented an exciting mélange of classical music and new works including trios of Franz Josef Haydn, Clémence de Grandval, Jenni Brandon, Padma Newsome, and Chick Corea. The Ensemble was excited to give the World Premiere performance of “Nuts” (2022) by composer Molly Leach. They welcomed back Thomas Kozumplik, virtuoso percussionist, who was last featured with Heliand in 2019 for their Nico Muhly project.


Heliand Ensemble

Cynthia Huard, piano

Rachael Elliot, bassoon

Katie Oprea, oboe

Berta Frank, flute

Thomas Kozumplik

Piano Trio in F major, Hob. XV:39

         o Allegro

         o Andante

         o Allegro

Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

arr. Katie Oprea

Trio de Salon

Clémence de Grandval (1828-1907)

Children’s Song 

Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7

Chick Corea (1941-2021)

arr. Katie Oprea


Reena Esmail (1983)

Get It!

Gene Koshinski (b. 1980)


Now is the Cool of the Day

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)

arr. Moira Smiley

Wildflowers from ‘The Wildflower Trio

Jenni Brandon (b. 1977)


         o Winnebago Moccasin Game

         o Carmela

         o Inca Melody

         o Clinch Mountain

         o Héla Grandpere

         o Gardé Piti Mulet Là

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Nuts! (World Premiere)

         o Squirrels and Birds

         o Frogs, Slugs, Snakes, and Snails

         o Nuts!

Molly Leach (b. 2000)

To Bastion Point

In The Ocean

Bed and Rest

Padma Newsome (b. 1961)