Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 6:30p -
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut St
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Art, Date Idea, Food, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good
The Meadowlark Piano Trio Presents A Trio of Trios
March 31, 6:30 pm, at Carriage House Violins
The Meadowlark Piano Trio will explore musical “relativity,” in a program of three brilliant trios at Carriage House Violins on March 31st, 6:30 pm. Beethoven’s compositional debut (Op. 1, No. 1) opens the concert playfully and exuberantly. Mendelssohn’s simmering second piano trio follows with fantasy, storminess, and transcendence. Finally, Jalbert’s piano trio explores sound characters that are “raspy,” “aggressive,” and “funky.” The course of trios--which moves from the sound world of the European Enlightenment to that of present day America--offers three magnificent contributions to the trio repertoire. Proceeds from this concert, presented through Music For Food (musicforfood.net), will benefit Newton’s Centre Street Food Pantry.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Jalbert: Piano Trio No. 1 (1998)
The Meadowlark Piano Trio, Boston’s newest piano trio, hails from America’s heartland. Formed by three best friends in 2012, the trio has since performed nationwide to great acclaim, and they were named semi-finalists in the 2017 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. The trio has performed in diverse concert venues, ranging from the Carnegie Room Concerts and Spectrum Music Series in New York, to Bing Concert Hall in California, to house concerts in Montana. The trio’s members received advanced degrees from the Shepherd School at Rice University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. The Meadowlark Trio looks beyond the conventional model of classical music in a recital hall. In addition to repertoire from the canon, the trio participates actively in the creation of new music and has commissioned multiple works by living composers such as Nels Drue Daily, Stephanie Boyd, and Thomas Dougherty. The trio is also deeply committed to community outreach. and it performs regularly in schools, nursing homes, community centers, and hospitals. For the 2018-19 season, the Meadowlark Trio members are fellows for Music for Food (musicforfood.net), and they will present concerts and workshops throughout the greater Boston area, to benefit local food pantries. More information may be found at themeadowlarktrio.net .