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Taking a moment to reflect on something – an event, the past, your own experiences – can be a catalyst to deeper understandings, personal growth and change, and even, in some cases, healing. This program brings the power of reflection to center stage, beginning with a moving, recent composition by James Lee III, reflecting on the numerous challenges presented to humanity in 2020, titled Ekah. The program continues with a Partita for Violin and Piano by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz, interweaving movements reflective in mood and dynamic in style.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth the end of the first half is fittingly Ligeti’s Horn Trio, in homage to and after the style of Brahms’ horn trio, taking time to reflect on the past while blazing a path for the future.  To finish the program is Brahms’ own piano trio in B major, originally composed in 1854, but after much introspective thought revised in 1889.

James Lee III | Ekah for cello and piano 
Grazyna Bacewicz | Partita for Violin and Piano
Gyorgi Ligeti | Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano, “Hommage à Brahms” 
Brahms | Trio in B major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 8 

Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Stella Chen, violin
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Sihao He, cello

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