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.
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.
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.
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
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