NORTHPORT — On Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Lake Trio performs a program of works by classical composers including Brahms, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff in the Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road. The trio is comprised of members Philipp Elssner, violin, Ben Maxwell, cello, and Jacob Wang, piano, who met at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Elssner, a longtime Baysider, received his BA from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied violin with Jan Sloman and Jaime Laredo. He has performed at many music festivals including Encore Chamber Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Maxwell recently graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music where he studied under Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet. Maxwell was recently a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he performed with the Boston Symphony and attended master classes held by Yo-Yo Ma and other notable musicians.

Wang recently received his BA from the University of Michigan. After winning the Haeberle Award and the Ronald Sachs Competition, Wang has performed several solo recitals and attended the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Brevard Music Festival, MusicFest Perugia, and Aspen Music Festival as a fellow.

As a trio, the musicians are making their Maine debut before traveling to Canada to continue performing in Montreal. This free program is sponsored by Bayside Arts.

Ben Maxwell

Jacob Wang