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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 11, 2004
When I perused the offerings of the 2004-2005 concert season in advance, the Candlelight Concerts program last Saturday by the Triple Helix Piano Trio went on my calendar before all others. To be honest, I'd never heard of the group, which, it turns out, is a Boston-based ensemble consisting of violinist Bayla Keyes, cellist Rhonda Rider and pianist Lois Shapiro. What did grab my attention was the pairing of Franz Schubert's celestial B-flat Piano Trio and Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio, Op. 70, No. 1. Both are among the greatest chamber works ever composed, both represent their creators at the very apex of their art, and both are indispensable for the continued well-being of my soul.
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By Mike Giuliano | January 16, 2014
Beethoven was such a prolific composer that classical music organizations never run out of material when presenting all-Beethoven programs. Such concerts often focus on specific aspects of that great German composer's output. This certainly will be the case when the Amelia Piano Trio appears for Candlelight Concerts on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m., at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. The upcoming concert is billed as Beethoven Complete Piano Trios Concert No. 3. The third and final installment in this Candlelight project, the concert features Beethoven's Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1; Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11 "Gassenhauer"; and Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 11, 2004
When I perused the offerings of the 2004-2005 concert season in advance, the Candlelight Concerts program Saturday by the Triple Helix Piano Trio went on my calendar before all others. To be honest, I'd never heard of the group, which, it turns out, is a Boston-based ensemble consisting of violinist Bayla Keyes, cellist Rhonda Rider and pianist Lois Shapiro. What did grab my attention was the pairing of Franz Schubert's celestial B-flat Piano Trio and Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio, Op. 70, No. 1. Both are among the greatest chamber works ever composed, both represent their creators at the apex of their art, and both are indispensable for the continued well-being of my soul.
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By Mike Giuliano | May 8, 2013
The Columbia Orchestra knows how to fill the stage with musicians, but it also knows that a much smaller ensemble also can be music to the ears. That's why its season provides a mix of concerts deploying the full orchestra and other concerts that adopt a chamber music format. Where the latter format is concerned, you'll only count three musicians when the Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio performs a free concert on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, in Columbia.
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January 16, 2003
The Sundays at Three chamber music series will present the Gemini Piano Trio on Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. The Howard County-based trio is one of the few professional family chamber groups. Violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang and pianist Hsiu-Hui Wang are brother and sister, and cellist Benjamin Myers and Hsiu-Hui Wang are married. Hsiu-Hui and Sheng-Tsung Wang began playing together the first day he began studying the violin. Myers and Hsiu-Hui Wang met on the first day of their freshman year at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music; they married in 1998.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | March 6, 2001
Although some classical music fans might contest the point vehemently, there's an unbroken line linking the symmetrical beauty of Haydn, the robust romanticism of Schumann and Brahms, and the dissonant complexities of Anton Webern. The proof was there for anyone to hear at Sunday's performance by the Vienna Piano Trio. The ensemble, which has all the technical facility and expressive incisiveness to become the Beaux Arts Trio of the 21st century, put together a program for the Shriver Hall Concert Series that was unified by a consistently high level of expressive intensity.
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February 27, 2003
Candlelight Concerts will present the Paris Piano Trio at 8 p.m. Saturday in Smith Theatre at Howard Community College. The trio, known in Europe as Les Musiciens, will perform pieces by Haydn, Chausson and Schubert. Although violinist Regis Pasquier, cellist Roland Pidoux and pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier are renowned soloists, they connected over their common love of chamber music while students at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Each graduated from the conservatory with top honors and became a professor there.
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December 21, 2007
Gemini -- Howard Community College will present the Gemini Piano Trio Taiwan Tour Concert, a faculty performance with pianist Hsiu-Hui Wang, violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang and cellist Benjamin Myers, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Monteabaro Recital Hall in the college's Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Dvorak and Taiwanese composers will be performed. Admission is $15; $10 for senior citizens. HCC faculty, staff and students pay $5. The Gemini Piano Trio will tour Taiwan early next month.
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By Stephen Wigler | October 31, 1996
The Moscow Conservatory Trio's program Sunday in the Shriver Hall Concert Series matches the greatest composer of chamber music in the 20th century with the greatest master of the 19th.The program's first half opens with Dmitry Shostakovich's early Trio No. 1 in C minor and follows with his mature masterpiece, the Trio No. 2 in E minor, perhaps the most tragic work in the piano trio literature. The program will close with Beethoven's Trio No. 6 in B-flat major ("The Archduke"), the longest, the most beautiful and the most life-affirming piano trio ever written.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2007
Monument Piano Trio The lowdown -- The Monument Piano Trio, founded in 2004 by some of the region's most gifted musicians, will devote part of its concert tomorrow to a commemoration of another fine local player -- Phanos Dymiotis. This violinist, composer and teacher, who performed with the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and other ensembles, was killed in an automobile accident last month. The program will include the Piano Trio by Dymiotis, along with trios by Chopin and Dvorak. If you go -- The concert will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and sen-iors.
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September 29, 2011
Live and local Hot Carl & The Brown Note Experience will perform funk rock Friday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m., at the Second Chance Saloon (Columbia, 410-545-5844). The same evening, the venue will host a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Fundraiser starting 6 p.m. The music department at Howard Community College will host the U. S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble Friday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., in its Smith Theatre. Admission is free. Also at HCC, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., the Gemini Piano Trio will perform music from cinematic classics.
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February 12, 2009
theater 'Hunchback': Young theater lovers and their parents will be agog at this sophisticated puppet adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale put on by Chicago's acclaimed Redmoon Theater. See the show through Sunday at Shakespeare Theatre's Harman Hall, 610 F St. N.W. in Washington. Tickets are $10-$25. Call 877-487-8849 or go to shakespearetheatre.org. Mary Carole McCauley art Abe in ice: Ice sculptor Bob Roberts and his company, Hot Ice Inc., will use a chain saw and other tools to create an ice sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in Baltimore's Center Plaza, off Fayette Street near Charles Street, from noon-4 p.m. today.
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By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,tim.smith@baltsun.com | November 6, 2008
A recent and welcome addition to the region's cultural scene is "Music in the Valley" at the gothic-style, postcard-pretty St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon (the sort of place where you'd expect to bump into Miss Marple). This season's four-concert series begins with the Monument Piano Trio, ensemble-in-residence at An die Musik. This group, which has an admirable track record for dynamic music-making, includes pianist Matthew Sheppard and two Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members - assistant concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and assistant principal cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski.
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December 21, 2007
Gemini -- Howard Community College will present the Gemini Piano Trio Taiwan Tour Concert, a faculty performance with pianist Hsiu-Hui Wang, violinist Sheng-Tsung Wang and cellist Benjamin Myers, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Monteabaro Recital Hall in the college's Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Works by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Dvorak and Taiwanese composers will be performed. Admission is $15; $10 for senior citizens. HCC faculty, staff and students pay $5. The Gemini Piano Trio will tour Taiwan early next month.
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By Sarah Hoover and Sarah Hoover,Special to The Sun | December 7, 2007
Candlelight Concerts presents the acclaimed Trio Solisti at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre in a program that includes Turina's Trio No. 2, Ravel's Piano Trio and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. All of Trio Solisti's members (violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff) enjoy prestigious solo careers with orchestras, music festivals and chamber groups throughout the United States. Together as Trio Solisti, they have been praised for their adventurous, passionate and technically brilliant performances.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | April 10, 2007
For the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the seemingly innocuous programming theme of string instruments has actually turned into a case of "and now for something completely different." Sure, a standard violin concerto by Mozart has popped up along the way this season. But next month, in a concert postponed from a snowy Valentine's Day, the BCO will offer a violin concerto and other string instrument-focused works by a largely forgotten Beethoven contemporary, Ignaz Pleyel.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Wigler | January 8, 1998
The Shriver Hall Concert Series almost invariably presents at least one superb concert each season by a piano trio. This Saturday's concert by the Bachmann-Klibonoff-Fridman Trio should prove no exception.Maria Bachmann (violin), Jon Klibonoff (piano) and Semyon Fridman (cello) are frequent visitors to Baltimore -- as soloists as well as members of their trio -- and they have never failed to satisfy. Their program includes works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Smetana.The trio performs at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University campus, 3400 N. Charles St., on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22; $11 for students.
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By Robert Haskins | December 17, 1990
When Ludwig van Beethoven traveled to Vienna in 1792 at the age of 22 to study with Joseph Haydn, he carried with him a rather astonishing prophecy written by his patron, Count Waldstein: "You shall receive Mozart's spirit from Haydn's hand."This oft-repeated remark provided the raison d'etre for Pro Musica Rara's illuminating performance of fortepiano trios by the three composers at the Baltimore Museum of Art yesterday.Fortepianist and Pro Musica Artistic Director Shirley Mathews, violinist Cynthia Roberts and cellist Allen Whear are exemplary participants in the so-called "Early Music" movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2007
Monument Piano Trio The lowdown -- The Monument Piano Trio, founded in 2004 by some of the region's most gifted musicians, will devote part of its concert tomorrow to a commemoration of another fine local player -- Phanos Dymiotis. This violinist, composer and teacher, who performed with the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and other ensembles, was killed in an automobile accident last month. The program will include the Piano Trio by Dymiotis, along with trios by Chopin and Dvorak. If you go -- The concert will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and sen-iors.
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