Poulenc Trio performs in Brookings

Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot November 10, 2013 12:58 pm

Friends of Music presents The Poulenc Trio in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church, 102 Park Ave.

The trio is a piano and woodwind chamber music ensemble, founded in 2003, that has performed in more than 40 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia.

The trio is known for commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers. Since its founding, the Trio has expanded the repertoire available for the oboe, bassoon and piano, with 20 new works written for the group, including three triple concertos for trio and full orchestra.

Starting in 2004, the trio launched a concert series called Music at the Museum, in which musical performances are paired with museum exhibitions, with special appearances from guest artists and curators. 

As part of the series, the trio has collaborated with the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art and the Hermitage State Museum in Russia. Guest artist collaborators have included violinist Hilary Hahn, the Thibaud Trio of Berlin, soprano Hyunah Yu, and clarinetists Alexander Fiterstein and Anthony McGill.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies, The Book Dock and at the door.  Students younger than 18 are admitted free.