The Parhelion Trio

Tuesday June 27, 8pm on Carnegie Hall Gala Concert
Wednesday June 28, 10pm on NMFS at National Sawdust
Thursday June 29, 7:30pm on Yarn/Wire Collaborative Recital at Staller Center Recital Hall
Saturday July 1, 8pm on Stony Brook Gala Concert


The Parhelion Trio—Sarah Carrier (flute), Ashleé Miller (clarinet), and Andrea Christie (piano)—is a New York City based, all-female ensemble dedicated to bringing contemporary music to diverse audiences through innovative programming. In 2016, The Parhelion Trio was a semi-finalist in the inaugural M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, the largest chamber competition in the world, and was offered a one-year management prize. Highlights from past concert seasons include performances at National Sawdust,  Metropolitan Museum of Art “ETHEL and Friends” Series, Cornelia Street Café, Southampton Cultural Center, CUNY Graduate Center, Stony Brook University and the 2014 National Flute Association Convention among many others. The trio was also featured in a June 2016 interview with Dan Dunford on Episode 44 of his music podcast “Divergent Paths”, which can be downloaded on iTunes.

The Parhelion Trio’s upcoming 2017 season includes a New York Premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Triple Set, a work commissioned by The Flute Clarinet Duo Consortium, and a Spring residency through “New Music Adelphi XII” at Adelphi University.  In June 2017, Parhelion will be Trio in Residence at New Music for Strings Festival in New York, which will include performances alongside members of the Emerson String Quartet at Carnegie Hall. The trio will be a guest ensemble this summer at Avaloch Farm Institute in New Hampshire and will collaborate with the Flute Clarinet Duo Consortium at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis.

Parhelion regularly commissions works from leading composers to explore the ensemble’s unique potential. In the past three seasons, Parhelion has premiered over 20 new works dedicated to or written by the trio. Recent and upcoming premieres include compositions by Sidney Boquiren, Pierre Jalbert, David Loeb, Daniel Felsenfeld, Sunny Knable, and Whitney George. As strong advocates for contemporary music, The Parhelion Trio has presented workshops and performances for young composers of the New York Philharmonic’s “The Composer’s Bridge” program. Parhelion has presented lecture-recitals and masterclasses for students at Adelphi University and St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn.

The Parhelion Trio was formed in 2010 at the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes.