San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
One of Beethoven’s first published works in 1795 was a set of piano trios, which established him as a bright and powerful voice in Vienna. The fiery Trio in C minor especially pushed the established sonata allegro form in revolutionary ways. 31 years later Mendelssohn, working within the same compositional frameworks, demonstrated a complete mastery of this form in his Trio in C minor. Both works will be performed, showcasing the masters at the beginning and end of their illustrious careers. Mozart’s sunny Trio in B-flat Major opens the program. A work that exemplifies perfection of the classical style!
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.