Triple Helix Piano Trio to Inaugurate Residency with All-Beethoven Concert Series
Described by The Boston Globe as “sophisticated in musical detail, interactive on every level, uninhibited in emotion, and…touched by a special grace,” Triple Helix Piano Trio joins the The Rivers School Conservatory as the Ensemble in Residence.
Triple Helix Piano Trio will inaugurate its new residency at The Rivers School Conservatory with performances of the complete Beethoven piano trios in a three-concert series entitled: Beethoven and His Vibrant Legacy. The “discussion-recital” series will focus on Beethoven and his historical context through the lens of his complete works for piano trio. Beethoven’s piano trios span his entire compositional output, serving as a microcosm of his entire oeuvre, and providing a survey of his musical process.
The first concert takes place on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Rivera Recital Hall at The Rivers School Conservatory. The performance, subtitled “Audacity and Dynamism,” features Beethoven’s Op. 1, No. 1-3, with a pre-concert discussion at 7:00 p.m. focusing on how Beethoven dealt with the prevailing influence of Haydn as he sought to find a personal voice in a world dominated by the older composer. This concert series is free and open to the public.
In addition to this concert series, Triple Helix, will also present free master classes to over 700 Rivers School Conservatory music students, fostering and promoting the importance of chamber music in music education. The Rivers School Conservatory is located at 333 Winter Street, Weston, MA 02493. For complete concert information please visit www.riversschoolconservatory.org/triplehelix
ABOUT TRIPLE HELIX
When the award-winning and internationally known Triple Helix musicians — violinist Bayla Keyes, cellist Rhonda Rider, and pianist Lois Shapiro — joined together in 1995, The Boston Globe described the results of their union as “the livest live music in town,” with “wildly imaginative, emotionally charged, virtuoso playing.” Formerly Artists-in-Residence at Wellesley College, the Trio offers engaging Musical Explorations, informal discussion-recitals which offer listeners new perspectives and insights on the music and more. Advocates for new music, the Helices have premiered several new works. In 2000, the group won a grant from Chamber Music America to commission Lee Hyla, co-chair of Composition at New England Conservatory, to compose the piano trio Amnesia Redux (2002) for them. The Triple Helix musicians are also regular guests on National Public Radio’s WGBH-FM. Their recording “A Sense of Place,” with works by Ravel, Shostakovich, and Bright Sheng, was hailed by Gramophone magazine as a “cherishable disc,” including it in a listing of best new recordings from North America.