Our Next Concert: Poulenc Trio

Our Next Concert: Poulenc Trio

February 6, 2022
Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific
2:30 pm

Members of the Poulenc Trio pose with their instruments in front of a plain background
The Poulenc Trio

This piano-oboe-bassoon ensemble was last on our series in 2018 and we’re thrilled to have them back. Since its founding, the Trio has greatly expanded the repertoire available for the oboe, bassoon and piano, with more than 20 new works written or arranged for the group.

In a recent review, the New York Times praised the Trio for its “elegant rendition” of Piazzolla’s Tangos. The Washington Post said the trio “does its namesake proud” in “an intriguing and beautifully played program” with “convincing elegance, near effortless lightness and grace.” The group has been called “virtuosos of classical and contemporary chamber music” in one profile for Russian television.

The Trio is deeply engaged in musical and educational outreach programs, including Poulenc & Snacks, an informal performance and residency series for younger audiences around the United States. The Trio regularly conducts masterclasses, with recent engagements at the University of Ohio, San Francisco State University, Florida State University and the University of Colima in Mexico.

Scheduled Program

Francis Poulenc, Trio Pour Hautbois, Basson, et Piano, FP 43 (c. 1926)
Juri Seo, Melodie de Poulenc (2021)
Gioachino Rossini, Fantaisie Concertante sur “Semiramide”
Viet Cuong, Trains of Thought (2012)
Dmitri Shostakovich,
– Romance, Op. 97A (from The Gadfly)
– “A Spin Through Moscow” (from Cheryomushki)
Andre Previn, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (1994)

Read Michael Spencer’s program notes

Learn More about the Poulenc Trio

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