The First Baptist Church of Medford is delighted to present
The Atlas Piano Trio
Gary Capozziello, violin
Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
Cihan Yücel, piano
FREE ADMISSION || $20 Suggested Donation
The program will feature:
Ludwig van Beethoven's Allegretto for Piano Trio in B flat major, WoO. 39 (1812)
Claude Debussy's Piano Trio in G (1880)
Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in Eb, D.929, Op. 100 (1827)
Hailed as “powerful and riveting” Atlas Piano Trio prides itself on being a trans-Atlantic ensemble that presents historically-informed performances of the trio canon as well as music of the current century. The trio was born out of friendship and passion for chamber music during their doctoral studies within the Hartt School’s honors chamber music program 2020, a fellowship that enriches the collaboration of its students through intensive chamber music study, innovative programming and community engagement. The Atlas Trio has performed throughout New England, including performances at the famous Frederick Historical Pianos Collection, Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT, and the Amadeus Piano Company in Stamford, CT. They have fervently embraced the historically-informed performance practice movement, continuing to apply principles from historical treatises to their interpretations of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The trio will perform three trios that cannot be more different from each other. A short trio by Beethoven dedicated to a 10-year old girl, a mature work of Schubert, and an early composition by Debussy. "Our interpretation is influenced by the study of the style, almost forgotten today but one that can shed a new light on the presumed, original intentions of the composer regarding the shades and shapes of musical tones and colors.
Debussy’s trio was only discovered and had its first modern premiere in 1980 - one hundred years after its composition. The work was written by him as a teenager and was never published during his lifetime. It is a very romantic piece but one can hear elements that could definitely be attributed to the Debussy's mature style later on. This year the world commemorates 100 years from Debussy's death and playing his trio is our way to honor his genius.
The second half of the program will be occupied by the much-celebrated trio by Franz Schubert. Famously dedicated to “no one, save those who find pleasure in it” it is a colossal chamber work, with all the movements connected together through elaborate ideas with an unmatched finale." - Atlas Piano Trio.