November 1st is the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday dedicated to prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. Today also marks the 150th anniversary of the publishing date of the first edition of Brahms’ Horn Trio. To celebrate this anniversary and day of remembrance, we’re sharing a video of the trio’s third movement, Adagio mesto: https://youtu.be/F4NgPwjo0qk

The recording was made in June 2016 at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, after a retreat at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Special thanks to both institutions for supporting this project.

Into the woods…

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It’s that time of year again – when hedgehogs retreat to their bucolic origins! We’re excited to be heading up to Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH for 10 days of practicing, rehearsal, composition, hiking, pond swimming, etc. We’re looking forward to meeting the other groups in attendance, and having a much-needed respite from our regular schedules. During our residency, we’ll be giving an outreach performance on June 24th at 2:15 at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord, NH. Repertoire will include the Brahms Trio – since he worked on the piece while summering near the Black Forest, we think he’d approve.

EQ Concert 5.6

We’re thrilled to be returning to Third Life Studio, courtesy of our friends at Equilibrium Concert Series! Join us this Saturday evening for a diverse program, including two Boston premieres: our 10×10 set that we curated last year, and a piece written by Marji, Dan, and guest artist Tamara Plummer. What could be better to celebrate the unofficial start of summer than a piece about cycling? Let the good times roll.

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Saturday May 28, 8 pm
Equilibrium Concert Series presents Red Hedgehog Trio
with guest artist, Tamara Plummer

Program

Twilight Music, for Horn, Violin, & Piano  John Harbison (1984)
RIDE (for a Lady Wheeler) for Voice, Violin, & Piano  text by Marji Gere & Tamara Plummer; music by Dan Sedgwick (2016) – Boston Premiere
Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin & Tape  Mario Davidovsky (1988)
10 X 10: Ten Miniature Trios by Ten Composers (2015) – Boston Premiere

Third Life Studios
33 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

Hedgehogs on Home Turf

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Join the Red Hedgehog Trio for their first concert in their hometown of Somerville! An eclectic mix of music will be shared at Third Life Studio on Friday March 11, at 8 pm: Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, K. 526; Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 9 for Violin and Electronics; an assortment of piano preludes by pianist Dan Sedgwick; Fauré’s Piano Trio, Op. 120 (cello part transcribed by Marina Krickler); and the world premiere of Burlesque for horn trio by Northampton-based composer Raphael Atlas. Everyone is welcome to stay for a reception at Third Life immediately following the concert.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

 

Red Hedgehog EP Now Available on Bandcamp!

Hedgehogs sounds are now in orbit!

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Go to the Red Hedgehog Trio Bandcamp site to enjoy the music of 10 wonderful composers from all over the world. You can stream the music for free, or you can download CD-quality of audio of individual tracks ($1 each) or the entire album ($10). We hope you enjoy it!  – Marina, Marji, & Dan

Hedgehog Summer in a Nutshell!

Late summer greetings from your doting horn trio!

We wanted to share a quick update about what we’ve been up to this summer.

This June, we spent a wonderful two weeks in Saranac, NY, as guests of Hill and Hollow Music. We were fed, entertained, and housed like royalty; we got to hunker down and rehearse daily with a beautiful concert grand piano in a magical space with the perfect acoustic for our ensemble, and then perform there; we were taken on hikes and swims and provided firewood for a solstice fire in our very own fire pit.

As soloist, duo, and then full-on horn trio, we rehearsed and performed Bach’s First Partita in B-flat, Brahms’ Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, Op. 100, John Harbison’s Twilight Music, and our 10X10 set. Here is a wonderful, in-depth article about our ensemble and our concert program by Ben Pomerance, of the Lake Champlain Weekly, the hip, arts-forward free paper available to the North Country community. We were also featured in an article in the Press-Republican, the local daily newspaper, and given many shout-outs on North Country Public Radio, NCPR.

We were very honored to be so welcomed by such glorious hosts. Thank you to Angela and Kellum, and to their wonderful, wide local circle of friends and music lovers!

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“The Harv”–the wonderful cottage provided us by Hill and Hollow Music.

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A view from the top of Lyon Mountain, a quick jaunt and then a 3-hour climb from where we were staying in Saranac!

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The glorious Steinway at the Church in the Hollow, Saranac, NY.

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Happy Hedgehogs, post-concert!

Directly preceding and following this magical musical retreat experience, the three of us spent some serious studio time at Futura Productions in Roslindale, MA, editing and mastering our 10 x 10 EP. We had a wonderful time; John Weston did absolutely beautiful work and provided us with many enduring quotables.

We are very excited about the product of our epic 10 x 10 creative venture–we can’t wait to share it, it is positively burning a hole in our Dropbox! After a couple more related tasks are accomplished, ’twill be a media blitz, for certain!

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Listening and working hard in the studio!

Hedgehogs Heading to Hill and Hollow!

On June 14th, the three of us will be heading up to Saranac, New York for a two-week long rehearsal and performance retreat at Hill and Hollow Music. While we’re tucked away on the Hill and Hollow property, deep in the Adirondacks, we’ll be rehearsing and performing Bach’s B-flat Partita for keyboard, Brahms’ A Major Sonata for piano and violin, music by our 10X10 composers, and John Harbison’s Twilight Music (incidentally–twilight will be around 8:45 pm in Saranac during these longest days of the year!)

We’ll also be masterminding our second official Hedgehog season and enjoying some time off the clock with our instruments, in the kitchen, in the running shoes, and in Chazy Lake, the frigid, pristine body of water up the road from Hill and Hollow.

The retreat ends with a public concert on Sunday, June 28, at 4 pm. Let us know if you think you might be nearby and we’ll look out for you!