Hill House Chamber Players: March 4 & 11
Monday, March 4, 7:30PM
James J. Hill House
2018-2019 SEASON: “Trio Masterworks”
The Hill House Chamber Players, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and University of Minnesota faculty, perform in the intimate space of the art gallery of the historic James J Hill House on Summit Ave in Saint Paul. The Hill House Chamber Players are Julie Ayer, violin; Tanya Remenikova, cello; Thomas Turner, viola; and Mary Jo Gothmann, piano.
The theme “Trio Masterworks” is a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet. Hill House Chamber Players, beginning with their 34th season, have built each program around one major piano trio, including Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Op. 70; Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, Op. 114; and Shostakovich’s Trio #2, Op. 67; as well as works of Hummel, Boccherini, Mozart, Rebecca Clarke, JS Bach, and Schubert.
Repertoire for organ and strings will also be included, to celebrate the organ’s historic restoration.
Admission includes an optional 6:45 pre-concert conversation with musicians and music blogger Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments, and a post-performance tour of the magnificent Gilded Age mansion, home to one of St. Paul’s most famous families.
“excellent ensemble…luscious tone, flexible phrasing”
“attracting an ever-larger and ever-more-enthusiastic audience”
The series is co-sponsored by the Schubert Club and the Minnesota Historical Society.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council,
thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.