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Fidelio Trio Premieres Ann Cleare's "93 Million Miles"

The fourth annual Fidelio Winter Chamber Music Festival, held on December 4th, saw the world premiere of a new commission for string trio by PSNY composer Ann Cleare, titled 93 Million Miles. The estimated distance between the earth and the sun—which has been subject to numerous conspiracy theories and tireless debate—forms the central metaphor for this piece, which juxtaposes what Cleare calls "two blocks of material, two distant places [...] always so infinitely close, and so infinitely far."

To get a sense of Cleare's writing for strings and piano, check out her 2009 work, inner, for cello and piano:

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