FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/17/14
BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES presents
The GRYPHON TRIO
THE GRYPHON TRIO of Canada returns for their third appearance on the Boise Chamber Music Series, Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances, and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.
For their Boise Chamber Music Series performance, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker will perform a program entitled "Around the Great War." Three strikingly different works for piano trio include British composer Rebecca Clarke’s Trio in E-Flat Minor, composed for the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge competition of 1921. The story of the tribulations of this pioneer female composer in the 20th-century English musical renascence is as moving as her trio. Charles Ives’ unique evocation of his college days at Yale imbue his Trio with a transcendental nostalgia, and Maurice Ravel’s 1914 Piano Trio in A Minor stands as the masterwork of its genre in the early 20th century—sensuous and mesmerizing, with a high technical polish.
Ensemble-in-Residence at Music Toronto for eight years, the Gryphon Trio tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. In the past two seasons, they have performed on major series in Boston, St. Paul, Houston, and Detroit, and at (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Strongly dedicated to pushing the boundaries of chamber music, the Trio has commissioned and premiered over fifty new works from established and emerging composers around the world, and has collaborated on special projects with clarinetist James Campbell, actor Colin Fox, choreographer David Earle, and a host of jazz luminaries at Lula Lounge, Toronto’s leading venue for jazz and world music. Their most ambitious undertaking to date is a groundbreaking multimedia production of composer Christos Hatzis’s epic work Constantinople, scored for mezzo-soprano, Middle-Eastern singer, violin, cello, piano, and electronic audiovisual media, which they have brought to audiences across North America and at the Royal Opera House in London.
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The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series http://www.boisechambermusicseries.org/ are supported by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State University Dept. of Music.