Sunday Night Chamber Music: Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble Piano Trio

Sunday Night Chamber Music: Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble Piano Trio

Series Sponsored in part by Douglas & Linda Garde

Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25 “Gypsy” 

Turina Piano Trio No.2, Op.76

Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Members of the Beaux Arts Chamber Ensemble present a profound and exciting concert of piano trios. Anchored on the great piano trio in C minor by Mendelssohn, the program will also include works by the Spanish composer Joaquín Turina, as well as the “Gypsy” trio by Haydn. From the great pioneer of the piano trio, to the poetry of a Romantic giant, to the irresistible flavor of Spanish music, this evening is certain to inspire. Pianist Catherine Lan will be joined by violinist Huifang Chen and cellist Claudio Jaffe. These veteran artists will bring the music to life through their passion, dynamism, and virtuosity. 

About the Composer

Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet”.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn’s compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Paul, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, the mature Violin Concerto and the String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is also his. Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions.

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Guest Artists

Dr. Catherine Lan

Dr. Catherine Lan

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