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The Hobart Trio Performing Concert At Fort Lee Library

Kathleen Butler-Hopkins (violin), Iris Perry (piano) and Joseph Kimura (cello), left to right, will perform Nov. 1 at the Fort Lee Public Library.
Kathleen Butler-Hopkins (violin), Iris Perry (piano) and Joseph Kimura (cello), left to right, will perform Nov. 1 at the Fort Lee Public Library. Photo Credit: Fort Lee Library

FORT LEE, N.J. -- The Hobart Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday the Fort Lee Public Library.

The Hobart Trio consists of Kathleen Butler-Hopkins (violin), Joseph Kimura (cello) and Iris Perry (piano). The three musicians will present works by Hayden and Brahms.

Butler-Hopkins is a violinist who has performed concerts in major forums in the United States and Europe.

Her many concert credits include performances in both Weill Hall and Merkin Hall in New York.

She is a professor emerita of violin, viola and chamber music at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She currently is affiliated with William Paterson University in Wayne.

Perry has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras throughout Austria, Holland, Romania and the United States.

She has won sevreral international piano competitions, including the Stravinsky Awards. She is a recipient of the Yale University Bruce Simonds Scholarship Award for outstanding performance in solo and chamber literature, as well as a PBD Foundation Music Scholarship.

Perry is an adjunct professor at Bergen Community College and William Paterson University, where she also is the director of music admissions and executive director of the William Paterson Academy of Music, a pre-college and adult music program.

Kimura is a member of the Festival Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Riverside Symphony and Amici of New York. He has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Hoboken Chamber Orchestra, Garden State Chamber Orchestra, Korean Symphony, Gloria Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the State of Mexico. Kimura appears on recordings for the EOS ensemble and Riverside Symphony, as well as numerous movie and TV soundtracks.

Kimura has performed live on National Public Radio and appeared on Broadway with "The Will Rogers Follies" and "Beauty and the Beast." He has bachelor's and masters' degrees in music from the Juilliard School and an orchestral training certificate from the National Orchestral Association. He has been on the cello faculty of William Paterson University since 2011.

Admission to the concert is free. The Fort Lee Public Library is at 320 Main St.

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