Opening concert of the 26th anniversary season: The Desert Wanderer
Saturday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
To begin the second season of their 25th anniversary celebration, the Kandinsky Trio presents three new pieces from the 25 x 25 project. This concert features commissions by Dan Cavanagh, Hank Hehmsoth, and the special premiere of "The Desert Wanderer" by Richard Danielpour. He has been called "an outstanding composer for any time - one who knows how to communicate deep, important emotions through simple, direct means that nevertheless do not compromise with complicated, contemporary thought." (The New York Daily News). Haydn's Trio in C major and Ravel’s ravishing Trio in A Minor will complete the program.
Olin Theater $20/12
Contact Olin Box Office 375-2333 (Mon – Fri from 1 – 4 p.m.) and one hour prior to event or online at www.roanoke.edu/tickets
When & Where
The Kandinsky Trio is a chamber group founded in 1987 by Dr. Elizabeth Bachelder, Alan Weinstein and Benedict Goodfriend. The Trio has been awarded the Chamber Music America Residency Award and awards from the Theodore Presser and Carpenter foundations.
The group has performed nationally as well as internationally. New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and Tampa are merely a fraction of the cities in the U.S. that have heard the sounds of the Trio. Some international cities include Bratislava, Slovakia; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; and Zagreb, Croatia. The list goes on with over 175 cities worldwide.
When they aren't on the road, the members find themselves at the place they've considered home for over 24 years-Roanoke College-perfecting their art, performing it and sharing it with the college community. As resident artists, the members of the group have significant ties to Roanoke College and especially to their students.