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Kandinsky Trio – Performance Schedule 2018/19
Kandinsky Trio Series: Opening Concert, World Premiere of Hyperion Saturday, September 15, 7:30 P.M. Olin Theater: $20/$12 Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333 The Kandinsky’s 31st season will kick off with a program of beloved classics and include a world premiere. Haydn’s charming, succinct Trio in F Major will serve as an aperitif for the premiere of Eric Lyon’s Hyperion, a work for piano trio and computer. Renowned electro/acoustic composer Eric Lyon is an Associate Professor of Composition at Virginia Tech and a recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. Hyperion was composed to fulfill this prestigious national award. This program will close with Mendelssohn’s Trio in D Minor, called: “a master-trio of our time…it shows the creator’s artistic power, which now appears to be near its full bloom” by the composer Robert Schumann in 1840. A thought that still holds true today!
Kandinsky Trio Series: Baroque Extravaganza Saturday, December 1, 7:30 pm Olin Theater: $20/$12 Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333 Acclaimed tenor, Brian Thorsett, a popular collaborator with the Kandinskys over the past 3 seasons will honor our series again with a performance of Monteverdi’s beautiful and innovative II combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Handel’s breathtaking cantata Armida abbondonata will also be featured. Assisting artists are violinist John Irrera, called “moving and hypnotic” by the Santa Barbara Daily Sound, and violist Molly Wilkens-Reed, winner of the Israel Dorman Memorial Award in Strings given by Peabody Conservatory in 2018.
Kandinsky Trio Series: Reflections on Eternity Saturday, January 19, 7:30 pm Olin Theater: $20/$12 Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333 Join us for a multimedia presentation of Olivier Messiaen’s stunning Quartet for the End of Time. One of most significant works of the 20th century, this piece was composed while Messiaen was an inmate in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1940. His musical source was not in “the cataclysms and monsters of the Apocalypse, but rather in its silences of adoration, its marvelous visions of peace”. Performing with the Kandinskys will be clarinetist Jose Garcia Tabora, an active performer and teacher in the United States, South America and Asia, award winning actress /narrator Patricia Raun and featuring the brilliant art work of Bill Rutherfoord. Beethoven’s exuberant Trio in E flat Major, Op. 1,#1 will open the concert.
Kandinsky Trio Series: Wonders of the Classical Age Saturday, March 16, 7:30 pm Olin Theater: $20/$12 Contact the Olin Box Office 375-2333 Mozart’s radiant Piano Quartet in E flat Major and Czerny’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, an unknown gem, will be the featured works for this concert. Today, Czerny is remembered as a famous piano teacher but he wrote over 1,000 compositions. This passionate, stormy piece is a wonderful example of his gift for melody and master of the classical form. Violist Ralph Fielding returns to perform with us for a second time. Mr. Fielding is a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and has held positions in the Utah Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
Season Extra: The Solace Quartet This NYC piano quartet will perform Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E Flat Minor and Sunday, May 5, 300 pm Olin Recital Hall: Free event