Kandinsky Trio to Perform at Wilkes University
The Wilkes University Concert and Lecture Series is pleased
to announce that the reknowned Kandinsky Trio will perform on campus in
the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts on April 1, 2005.
Described as "spirited and persuasive" (American Record Guide's "Music
in Concert"), and "virtuosity, with spine-tingling precision" (Cincinnati
Enquirer), the Trio draws in new audiences with both its passionate performances
of masterworks and innovative ideas in re-defining chamber music.
Founded in 1987, the Kandinsky Trio, Elizabeth Bachelder,
piano, Benedict Goodfriend, violin, and Alan Weinstein, cello, has quickly
established itself as one of America's foremost chamber ensembles.
This award-winning trio took its name from the famous abstractionist artist
Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that color could become like music in its
interrelationships of tones and intensities.
The ensemble currently is in residence at Roanoke College
in Virginia. In addition to concerts in the Roanoke area, the Kandinsky
Trio has appeared in recital, on radio and television broadcasts, and has
received an array of honors and awards. One of the Kandinsky's missions
is "to keep alive the performance of some of the greatest music ever written
in a time when shrinking audiences and invasive popular culture threaten
The April 1 program includes Entre nous, a work composed
for the Kandinsky Trio by Ellsworth Milburn, former Professor of Music
and Chair of the Composition and Theory Department at the Shepherd School
of Music at Rice University and currently a resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This work was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association,
an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association, in 2002 and was premiered
by the Kandinsky Trio at the 2002 PMTA Annual Conference at Susquehanna
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