Poulenc Trio Performs Second of Two Concerts, March 26
March 12, 2010
Contact: University Relations
The Poulenc Trio, a Baltimore-based group with oboe, bassoon and piano, and featuring acclaimed Metropolitan Opera clarinetist Anthony McGill, will return to the University of Baltimore on Friday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in the University's Student Center Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue. Spotlight UB and An die Musik are co-producing two performances by the trio during the Spotlight UB 2009-10 season.
McGill will perform with the trio in a program called "The Afro-Cuban French Connection." The program will explore the musical cross-currents that underlie Afro-Cuban jazz-inspired tunes and the works of 20th century French masters. The concert will feature two recent works by Cuban jazz saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, trios by Darius Milhaud and Jacques Ibert, and a clarinet sonata by Francis Poulenc. Violinist Anton Lande also will perform.
McGill, principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, has quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest musicians in all of classical music. He is the winner of an Avery Fischer Career Grant and was featured with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman at the inauguration of Barack Obama.
The Poulenc Trio is the world's foremost piano wind trio, bringing together three uniquely gifted virtuosos in oboist Vladimir Lande, bassoonist Bryan Young, and pianist Irina Kaplan. In a recent review, 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 trio's busy touring schedule has included recent stops in Russia with Hilary Hahn, in Italy at the Ravello and the On Via Reggio Otra Le Notte festivals, and at multiple appearances across the United States. The group's latest album, Poulenc Plays Poulenc, has been a top seller on iTunes and featured on radio across America.
Tickets for this performance are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and UB faculty and staff, and $10 for students. Tickets are available at www.etix.com (search under University of Baltimore). Tickets to both Spotlight UB and Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement events are now available at the Student Center Information Desk during the following hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased with cash, check or charge. (Patrons who purchased tickets for the Poulenc Trio's canceled Jan. 30 performance at An Die Musik can get free tickets to this performance by contacting Henry Wong at An Die Musik, 410.385.2638.)
Parking is available on event nights in the Fitzgerald Garage, 80 W. Oliver St. With a voucher provided at the box office, the parking fee is $7.
As part of its appearance at UB, the Poulenc Trio will perform a free and open rehearsal on March 26 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., also in the theater.
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