Press Release: Music in the Park Series presents Gryphon Trio, Jan 26, 2014

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THE SCHUBERT CLUB MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES presents: 
Gryphon Trio
(Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin • Roman Borys, cello • Jamie Parker, piano)

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Pre-concert discussion at 3:00 PM
St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
 
“The Gryphon Trio is one of the best ensembles in the world, consistently making music of rare excellence.” – Globe
 
 
ST. PAUL, MN (January 3, 2014) – The Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series is pleased to present Canada’s Gryphon Trio, one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, in their Music in the Park Series debut on Sunday, January 26, 4:00 PM at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ. The Gryphon Trio consists of Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, Roman Borys, cello, and James Parker, piano. They will present a program titled “Around the Great War,” featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives, and Maurice Ravel.
 
Program: “Around the Great War”
Trio for piano, violin, and cello – Rebecca Clarke
Piano Trio – Charles Ives
Trio in A minor for piano and strings – Maurice Ravel

About the Gryphon Trio 
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Gryphon Trio has commissioned and premiered over seventy-five new works from established and emerging composers around the world. Their fifteen celebrated recordings are an encyclopedia of works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Lalo, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla. Their recent recording of piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven was acknowledged with a 2011 Juno Award from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the category Best Classical Album: Solo and Chamber Music. In 2013 the trio was the winner of the $30,000 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
 
Pushing the boundaries of chamber music, the Trio has commissioned and premiered over seventy-five new works from established and emerging composers around the world, and has collaborated on special projects with clarinetist James Campbell, actor Colin Fox, choreographer David Earle, and a host of jazz luminaries at Lula Lounge, Toronto’s leading venue for jazz and world music. Their most ambitious undertaking to date is a groundbreaking multimedia production of composer Christos Hatzis’s epic work Constantinople, scored for mezzo-soprano, Middle Eastern singer, violin, cello, piano, and electronic audiovisual media, which they have brought to audiences across North America and at the Royal Opera House in London. Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is in his fifth season as Artistic Director of the Ottawa’s Chamberfest, the largest festival of chamber music in North America, where the Trio has been a mainstay since the festival’s inception in 1994. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as the OCMS’s Artistic Advisors.
 
Deeply committed to the education of the next generations of audiences and performers
alike, the Gryphons take time out of their busy touring schedule to conduct masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories across North America, and are Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and Trinity College. In addition to Listen Up!, the Trio’s educational initiatives include a series of in-depth lecture performances with composer Gary Kulesha that examine the art of chamber music through the centuries, and the Young Composers Program in Toronto’s Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Public School.
 
Ticket Info
Tickets: $24 adults Limited availability
Tickets online at schubert.org/musicinthepark or call (651) 292-3268
 
For photos please visit gryphontrio.com/about/media-resources orschubert.org/pressdownloads
For more information on The Schubert Club and its programs please visit schubert.org
 
About The Schubert Club
The Schubert Club is an internationally renowned performing arts organization dedicated to expanding the enjoyment of music through world-class recitals, premier educational programs and rare collections of musical treasures.
 
Founded in 1882, The Schubert Club maintains a highly regarded national and international reputation among leading classical music performers. Its International Artists Series has brought Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Alfred Brendel, Reneé Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, among many others, to the Twin Cities to perform in recital for sold-out audiences. Following decades of musical collaboration, Music in the Park Series became part of The Schubert Club in 2010. Founded over 30 years ago, Music in the Park Series engages outstanding artists and chamber ensembles to present concerts in St. Anthony Park’s United Church of Christ.
 
The Schubert Club is a member of the Arts Partnership, programming a vibrant future for the performing arts in downtown St. Paul together with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
 
The organization’s website is schubert.org
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