Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3:00pm
Beall Concert Hall
961 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR
Audience members are invited to a free pre-concert "Musical Insights" talk at 2:10 p.m. delivered by UO musicology doctoral student Lauren Joiner in room 163 of the Frohnmayer Music Building, UO Campus.
Part of the 2014-15 season of the UO’s ChamberMusic@Beall series, a joint presentation of the Oregon Bach Festival and the UO School of Music and Dance.
The group will perform Per Nørgård “Spell;” Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8; and, Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50.
This violin, cello, and piano trio performs the core well-known repertoire as well as contemporary compositions from Scandinavia. Korean sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong and Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer created the Trio in Vienna in 1999 with the concept of pairs coming together. Family ties, cultural blending and musical connections converge to color, shape, and energize this young, innovative ensemble. Last here in 2010, Trio con Brio Copenhagen mesmerized Eugene audiences with both the technical mastery of their repertoire and their virtuosic skill. The Trio is at once edgy, fresh, and playful. This season at Beall, the trio’s spirited, passionate musicians will play two epic piano works, plus a Nordic composition in homage to their homeland. The Washington Post remarked that, “Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” The Trio is winner of numerous prizes, and first commanded international attention with a performance that took the highest prize at Germany’s prestigious ARD-Munich Competition in 2002. Trio con Brio Copenhagen’s busy schedule includes major concert halls in Europe, the US, and Asia.
Reserved-seating tickets are available in advance from the Hult Center (541-682-5000) or the UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363).