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Classical Concert at the Pearl: Sean Bostrom Trio

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February 19, 2024

The Historic Pearl Theater is happy to introduce pianist Sean Bostrom, bringing a selection of amazing classical pieces from Schubert, Rachmanioff, Shostakovich, Liszt, and more! Joining him are Andy Rising on Cello and Lydia Acton on violin.

Our program director was lucky enough to sit in on three rehearsals and was delighted by the virtuosic talents on display.

This show is free to the public and the cafe will be open to serve drinks and snacks. Read on to learn more about the performers.

Sean Bostrom, Pianist

Sean is an accomplished pianist and music educator who teaches all over Idaho’s Panhandle. He grew up near Chico, California studying piano at 8 years old. Like many young piano students, Sean disliked practicing at first. But in 2011, he began performing in chamber ensembles with string instruments and studied with professional musicians from all over the world (including Japan, Poland, Ukraine, and Australia). He quickly fell in love with the art of music and, soon after, pursued a degree in Music Education to inspire and share his passion with others. His Alma Mater is the quaint Minot State University in North Dakota, and his favorite composers are Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. Sean resides in Bonners Ferry and is the owner of Sandpoint Piano. He is always accepting new piano students, so please check him out at: sandpointpiano.com!

Andy Rising, Composer and Cellist

Andy has a Bachelor degree of cello performance from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  This included regular participation in both the orchestras, coaching and master classes with the Tokyo String Quartet, and private lessons with the cellists Yehudah Hanani and Lee Fiser. He also attended Aspen Music Festival for about 4 summers with incredible staff and students. And for about 3 years he took private lessons with Evelyn Elsing, who was a professor at the University of Maryland and a silver medal winner in the Tchaikovsky music competition for cellists.

Along with J.S. Bach, Andy says he performs and composes music with the epithet, “to the glory of God.”

Lydia Acton, Violinist

Lydia Acton grew up in Northern Indiana and started learning the violin at 9 years old. In middle school, she was part of the Goshen College Youth Honors Orchestra. When she was 15, she performed the magnificent "Czardas" as the guest artist for her local Suzuki String Ensembles concert. In her free time she loves playing fiddle music, hanging out with her two cats, gardening, baking, hiking, being outdoors, and watching sunsets.

Don’t miss this free concert on February 24 at 7 PM! Doors open at 6:30.