Sixth Floor Trio offers ‘continuum of styles, cultures’

Unexpected instrumentation produces unsurpassed results when the Sixth Floor Trio presents their continuum of styles and cultures at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m., as part of the International Artists Series of Minot.

Committed to connecting diverse audiences through a united language of music, Sixth Floor Trio members Teddy Abrams (piano/clarinet), Harrison Hollingsworth (bassoon, violin) and Johnny Teyssier (clarinet) have concocted a truly original amalgam of repertoire and style, instrumentation notwithstanding, according to a press release. In their energized performances, composers such as Handel, Brahms and Bartok live side-by-side in a musical soup with rock, jazz, klezmer and ragtime. Each a graduate of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music, the Sixth Floor Trio is a resident partner in the national “Random Acts of Culture” program, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The International Artists Series of Minot has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1947. The all-volunteer non-profit board is committed to “bringing artists and audiences together” and enriching the cultural life of the greater Minot community through live performances offered at affordable, family friendly prices.

Ticket packages for the remaining two concerts in the series are $30. Those attending can take advantage of the “Early Bird Special” for next year’s tickets. For more information please call 838-1113, by e-mail at or visit the association’s website at (