2017-2018 SUGGESTED PROGRAMS
Debussy – Piano Trio in G Major (1879)
Gilad Cohen – Around the Cauldron (2016)
Brahms – Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8
Every great composer goes through an evolution of style while discovering his unique musical voice. Early works are often full of energy and innovation, inspired by the great composers of the past while also looking ahead to the future. This program explores youthful compositions by two of the greatest composers in history – Brahms and Debussy, as well as a new work by young Israeli composer Gilad Cohen.
LIGHT AND MATTER
Scriabin – Nocturne Op. 5 No. 1 (arr.: Krein)
Kaija Saariaho: Light and Matter (2014)
Faure – Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Schubert – Piano trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100
Inspired by Kaija Saariaho’s Light and Matter (2014), the program explores composers whose music is concerned with finding a balance between matter – the use of musical materials and forms in the classical tradition, and light – the search for new colors and a sense of timelessness. The connection between the two elements often results in a unique blend of beauty and imagina-tion.
STORIES IN SOUND
Arnold Schoenberg, arr. Eduard Steuermann: Transfigured Night
Beethoven – Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97 “Archduke” and readings from Murakami’s “Kafka on the Shore”
Music and literature have always gone hand in hand, and this program explores ties between the two art forms. We invite you to join us in reading and listening to poetry which inspired musical composition in Schoenberg’s Transfigured night, and music which inspired prose in Haruki Murakami’s emotional take on Beethoven’s Archduke Trio in “Kafka on the Shore”.