Navarro Trio with Pianist Marilyn Thompson
Kicking off our 2015 concert Season this year we are opening with a Thanksgiving Weekend Concert that is sure to please the entire family.
Please join us in welcoming the Navarro Trio with pianist Marilyn Thompson who will be performing music by Beethoven & Arensky
Performing Artists will be: Victor Romasevich, violin, Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello and Marilyn Thompson, piano
Trio No. 2 in D minor - Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
Anton Arensky was born in Novgorod, Russia in 1861. Although he studied with Rimsky-Korsakov, the greatest influential figure in his life was Tschaikowsky. Arensky's first piano trio mirrors the form and stylistic emulation of the older composer. The 2nd trio, was composed nine years later and shows considerable advances in the intricacies of the composer's compositional techniques. Arensky was in very poor health by this time, and so this trio might well be regarded as a personal swansong. He died at the age of 44 from tuberculosis.
Trio in Bb Major, Op 97 (the "Archduke") - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Beethoven composed this trio in a relatively short amount of time - from March 3rd to March 26th, 1811. The year, 1811 falls during the period of Beethoven's career known as his Heroic Period, and the Archduke Trio has been called "a symphonic work for piano trio". It was dedicated to Beethoven's composition student, patron and friend, Archduke Rudolph; hence the nickname. It wasn't until April 1814 that the trio was premiered publicly. Beethoven was the pianist in this performance his last public performance due to his encroaching deafness.
ABOUT THE NAVARRO TRIO
Co-founded in 1992 by pianist Marilyn Thompson and cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel, NAVARRO TRIO celebrates its 24th season as chamber music artists in residence at Sonoma State.
Comprised of violinist Victor Romasevich, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel and pianist Marilyn Thompson, NAVARRO TRIO has performed virtually the entire "standard" piano trio repertoire.
They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works by composers including Rebecca Clarke, Paul Juon, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Sergei Teneyev. In the contemporary vein, they have performed trios by Chick Correa, Richard Danielpour, Brian S. Wilson, Kirke Mechem and Paul Schoenfeld.
Their frequent collaborations with Bay Area musicians and instrumentalists from the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras have brought a remarkable range of mixed ensemble repertoire that includes the String Quartets of Bernard Brindel and Iosif Andriasov; Piano Quintets of Schumann and Shostakovich; the Vaughan Williams Quintet in D; Piano Quartets of Catoire, Fauré, Mozart, Saint Saëns and Schumann, and the Horn Trios of Brahms and B.S. Wilson.
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