The Gryphon Trio performs at the Rose Gellert Hall and offers a free master class.
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) gets to play host to the Gryphon Trio when the famous ensemble performs in the Rose Gellert Hall on Feb. 2.
Trio members Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin, Roman Borys, cello, and Jamie Parker, who are known to re-define chamber music for the 21st century, will present works by Haydn, Oesterle, and Tchaikovsky.
"We are extremely excited to have these stellar musicians visit our stage," said Elizabeth Bergmann, artistic director, concerts at LCMS. "The Gryphon Trio will perform two known masterworks for piano trio, one by Haydn and the famous trio by Tchaikovsky. This is the only work he wrote for this group of instruments and remains one of the most popular trios because of its epic nature and exquisite lyrical qualities."
Bergmann adds the program will also include a newly composed piece by the Canadian German born composer Michael Oesterle who has been commissioned by many outstanding contemporary groups.
Having impressed international audiences and the press with their highly refined, dynamic performances, the two-time JUNO winning Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world's preeminent piano trios. Performing from Canada to Russia, United States to Egypt, Belgium to Scandinavia and major European centres in between, 'Canada's national treasure' is always in demand and continues to dazzle audiences with memorable performances. The trio's fifteen celebrated recordings on the Analekta label are an encyclopedia of works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Lalo, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla. In 2011, the Gryphon Trio won the Juno Award in the "Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble" category for their Beethoven CD which was released to great acclaim. This was the trio's second win, also taking the prize for their ground-breaking 2004 release of Canadian premieres, featuring new works by leading Canadian composers.
Ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto for the past decade, the Gryphon Trio continues to push 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. 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.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $20 for students. Call the box office for tickets at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m..
The trio will be conducting a master class preceding the concert at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the school. The workshop is open to the public, who are welcome to attend and witness these master musicians offer musical insights to talented students who have been chosen to play for the trio.
Admission to the master class is free.