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Thursday
05
APR

Midtown Music at Old Dutch Church

12:15
12:45
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-Fine Arts at Old Dutch Church-
Uptown Fine Arts Music Series
presents

Midtown Music
Andrea Shaut, piano
Drew Youmans, violin
Laurie Sakhnovskiy, trumpet

PROGRAM:

The Romance for Violin and Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven
No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50

Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano
Eric Ewazen
Movement I - Andante
Movement II - Allegro Molto
Movement III - Adagio
Movement IV - Allegro Molto

-EWAZEN NOTES-
Eric Ewazen, a recipient of numerous composition awards and prizes, and with works commissioned and performed by many chamber ensembles and orchestras around the world, is a member of the faculty at Juilliard since 1980 and composer-in-residence with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble of New York City.

His Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano was commissioned by Chris Gekker, who first performed it as the Juilliard School in February of 1994. Identifiably strong rhythm and harmonic character holds the entire work together in form. Ewazen has said, “Using the Brahms Horn Trio as a model, with its rich combination of a string instrument, a brass instrument, and piano, my Trio alternates melodic material between the two solo instruments with the piano providing a resonant accompaniment. Traditionally, the trumpet has provided composers with bright, brilliant sonorities, often used heroically or dramatically. In this work, the expressive lyrical qualities of the instrument are also emphasized, helping to display its full range of coloristic possibilities.”