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Sunday February 20, 2022, 3:00pm

From Paris, with love

Romantic works for cello and piano by Franck, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns and la Tombelle by Nicholas Roy, piano and Dorothy Braker, cello.
Nicholas has just relocated to the area and has a specialty in French music. Dorothy Braker joins him in this delightful exploration of Romantic French
music for cello and piano.


Sunday March 27, 2022, 3:00pm

The beauty of the twentieth century

Pianist Mary Towse-Beck and cellist Dorothy Braker explore works for cello and piano that encompass the 20th century up to the present, two by living composers.
These lyrical works show the beauty in the compositions of the last century, and will leave you with toe-tapping rhythmic energy. This dynamic duo has been performing
together for a decade, and will be joined by Vermont composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz for a discussion of this world premiere of his work “Windows on the Moon”. Works by
Claude Debussy, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Katherine Hoover, Hillary Kruh, and Robert Muczynski.


Sunday April 24, 2022, 3:00pm

String trios of Dohnányi and Beethoven

The string trio is a remarkably balanced musical genre, and in the hands of these composers it becomes almost symphonic in its depth and structure. In the hands of
violinist Matthew Dickey, violist Jan Heirtzler, and cellist Dorothy Braker, works of Dohnányi, Kodaly and Beethoven will fill the hall with sound. The Serenade was
written by a composer who dominated Hungarian music so thoroughly Bartók remarked that Dohnányi was providing the nation's entire musical life. With musical nods
to Mozart, the rhythm and soul of Hungary, and clever humorous twists, it has become an iconic classic. Beethoven’s powerful C minor trio brings thrilling energy to the
musical stage, and a trio by Dohnányi’s student Zoltan Kodaly rounds out the program.


Sunday May 15, 2022, 3:00pm

A French Conversation among Friends

Essex Piano Trio is celebrating spring 2022 with “A French Conversation among Friends.” A trio that has been performing together since 2017 with the signature “Conversation among Friends” concert format, a descriptive title borrowed from American biographer Catherine Bowen. Pianist Beverly Soll, violinist Ashley Offret, and cellist David Cabral opens the performance with EPT’s own arrangement of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “The Swan,” the most
beloved movement from his Carnival of the Animals, followed by the exquisite “Lento” movement of Cécile Chaminade’s Piano Trio No. 2, which is sometimes reminiscent of “The Swan.”
Germaine Tailleferre‘s Piano Trio, much more modern in sound, reflects the sparkle of French life in the 1920s but transcends any particular place or era with its graceful
beauty and sophisticated wit. The second half of the program includes the serene first movement of Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Trio, written in the last year of his life, and closes with
Claude Debussy’s boisterous Trio that exudes vitality and joy as the precocious teenager explores this medium with the enthusiasm of someone in love with the music of his era.

The concert will be presented in Essex Piano Trio’s characteristic audience-friendly format, which involves interesting music interspersed with casual commentary designed to actively
involve audience members in the performance. For more information, see the Essex Piano Trio website.


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