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Trio Arabesque Recordings and Tribute to Janet Marshall - Cellist

A colleague and musical kindred spirit, Janet Marshall, passed in late 2019. 

Janet, a dedicated cellist, teacher, and music professional, was also a dear friend to so many, brought warmth and integrity to her playing and personal presence. We had the opportunity to play a good number of 'gigs' and were members of Trio Arabesque and Waukesha Choral Union Orchestra together. 

A Video of Trio Arabesque performing Dvorak Slavonic Dance Op 46 #2
is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGJI1GwTBWs and a video of Trio Arabesque performing the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio Op. 70 #1 in D with a Photo Collage of the Trio and Trio members (Roberta Carpenter, Violin; Janet Marshall, Cello; Sharon Goodrum, Piano).

The full Beethoven, a Peter Martin Rhumba and other Trio Arabesque recordings will be released in 2020. The releases will be posted here and at Facebook.com/ZenithMusicStudio. 

Janet was especially fond of playing Handel's Messiah, and we rode together to rehearsals many years in all sorts of weather to perform... always with her bright orange cello in tow. I should add, she generally had an apple, granola bars, and other goodies to share. She was fond of avocados and was a healthy-minded eater. Also, Interlochen and the National Music Camp at Interlochen held a special place in her heart. We performed in many venues, Christmas and Gala fundraisers, Chamber Music series events, Music Clubs, for Civic Organizations, Senior Center, Rotary and other meetings, in Madison on my Doctoral Recitals, at churches and for weddings, and watched the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert on television together for many years. She was a listener, and shared her spiritual vision thoughts readily.

Always, she was upbeat and found the good to share. One hears that in her playing and her impeccable approach to her musical concept. She was a joy to play music with and to share some steps in this path of life. 

To Janet, you're forever in our hearts. Rest in peace.

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