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A Tale of Three Trios: Masterworks by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn
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A Tale of Three Trios: Masterworks by Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn


Fri, December 8, 2023 7:30 PM, EST

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Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


David H. Superhost

Hi there! I'm excited to welcome ensemble132 which is a unique collective of musicians with a shared mission to reimagine the chamber music landscape. We will have Zach Mowitz on cello, Sahun Sam Hong on piano, and Stephanie Zyzak on violin performing a program of Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Mendelssohn trios. The Mendelssohn is a favorite of mine and will be a great closing piece for the evening. You can learn more about ensemble132 and the musicians at:

Guest arrival begins at 7:30pm with music to begin around 8pm. I'll provide light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks; feel free to BYOB. Please note I'd like to us to take off our shoes when entering the apartment. Hope to see you there!

What's the music?

ensemble132 Piano Trio

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18

--short break--

Franz Liszt, arr. Saint-Saëns: “Orpheus” for piano trio

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Celebrated for their genius as keyboard virtuosi, Franz Liszt and Camille Saint-Saëns were two composers with a breadth of repertoire often overlooked. What is even more surprising to many is that Liszt and Saint-Saëns were colleagues who shared a profound mutual admiration. This is so beautifully embodied in Saint-Saëns’ 1910 adaptation of Liszt’s “Orpheus” for piano trio, originally Liszt’s most glowingly contemplative symphonic poem. Coupled with Orpheus is Saint-Saëns’ first piano trio in F Major, a sparkling, richly coloured, and delightfully varied work which he wrote just before turning 30.

Mendelssohn’s celebrated C Minor Piano Trio offers the perfect response to this pair of works, exemplifying the expert classical training that Saint-Saëns’ music always exhibits, the drama Liszt was known for around the world, and the depth of expression shared by all three musical icons.


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