Event Information:

  • Fri

    The Art of the Trio (Performance 2)

    7:00 pmThe State Chamber

    How many voices do you need for an interesting musical conversation? This programme shows how composers from the 19th to the 21st centuries have risen to the challenges of trio writing and in the process created some of their most memorable music – from the highly individual sonorities of Brahms to Shostakovich’s epic use of the familiar piano trio (violin, cello and piano). The concert will also feature work by one of Britain’s most exciting young composers, Charlotte Bray (pictured).

    Performers include two of this year’s outstanding guests – mezzo soprano Rachel Kelly and international viola player Lena Eckels.

    The State Chamber, described by The Sunday Times Chief Classical Music Critic Hugh Canning as “perfect for chamber music and song”, is the ideal setting for this intimate music-making.

    Johannes Brahms Two Songs for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91¹
    Charlotte Bray Two Shakespearean Piano Trios: That Crazed Smile / Those Secret Eyes¹
    Johannes Brahms Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 40²
    Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, Op. 67³

    Festival Chamber Soloists
    Rachel Kelly mezzo soprano
    Sara Wolstenholme violin
    Lena Eckels viola
    Nathaniel Boyd cello
    James Pillai horn
    James Baillieu³, Libby Burgess¹, James Cheung² piano

    Tickets £25
    18 years and under £10

    Supported by a private sponsor