Gryphon Trio with Patricia O’Callaghan, soprano

The Gryphon Trio (Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; James Parker, piano) and soprano Patricia O’Callaghan appear together on the Lane Series for the first time since 2014. Their new program, Moonshine Ballads and Various Charms, includes arrangements of traditional ballads by Randy Newman, Charles Ives, Jellyroll Morton, Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits, and more. The Gryphon has been performing together for over 25 years, with a repertoire that ranges from traditional to contemporary, and has commissioned over 85 new works. The group’s groundbreaking outreach program, Listen Up!, engages entire communities in a hands-on, collaborative, multi-faceted arts creation project. Annalee’s personal obsession is her much-loved dog, Lola, for whom she bakes sweet-potato treats and invents games to keep her entertained. Roman is a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-blowtorch-the-middle kind of guy. Whatever his formal biography says, he does all of it plus 70 new activities, including teaching at a high-performance driving school. James is king of the comic selfie; Star Trek, craft beer, and lucha libre enthusiast; and viola skeptic. He spends his free time watching Avengers movies with his beloved family. And Patricia has been perfecting her writing skills, compiling tidbits from the journals she has kept for the last 25 years. She’s also an avid back-country canoer/camper and student of Pilates and Kundalini Yoga.