Concert series continues
Pianist Jon Klibonoff is anxious to return to the Keys – it’s been 14 years since he enjoyed a winter performance in paradise!
He and violinist Maria Bachman, along with cellist Alexia Pia Gerlach, the three brilliant instrumentalists of Trio Solisti, will bring their magical sounds to audiences across the Keys next week, beginning with a performance in Key West Sunday evening followed by performances in Marathon at San Pablo Catholic Church and Island Community Church in Islamorada on Tuesday.
Celebrating their 10th Anniversary in the 2011-2012 season, Trio Solisti has been hailed “The most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker Magazine.
Trio Solisti has earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing and thrilling abandon.
Klibonoff said audiences can expect to hear traditional pieces in the first half of the performance as well as the group’s own take on Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
“It’s usually heard in an orchestral version, but played in our own arrangement, it’s a real crowd pleaser,” he added.
These qualities have drawn high praise from such journals as The New York Times (“consistently brilliant”) and The Washington Post (“unrelenting passion and zealous abandon in a transcendent performance”) Performing a broad spectrum of styles, their versatility extends to new music, most notably to the work of Paul Moravec who composed his 2004 Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Tempest Fantasy, for Trio Solisti.
One of America’s most notable critics, Terry Teachout of The Wall St. Journal proclaimed, “To my mind, Trio Solisti has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber-music ensemble of its kind.”
Highlights of the 2011- 2012 season include the release of their new cd of Dvorak Piano Trios, return engagements in Calgary, Canada, and their return to Adelphi University in New York for a residency series and master classes.
The trio has made critically acclaimed debuts at The Kennedy Center, in New York City for Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and at Town Hall’s Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, the Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts and at the internationally renowned Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy.
Trio Solisti has appeared on the nationally broadcast radio show “St. Paul Sunday” and has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today” in numerous live performances from around the U.S. They have been presented in multi-concert series at the famed Morgan Library in New York and by the St. Louis Museum of Art.
“This is an exciting trio, and we are approaching a record number of ticket sales,” proclaimed Florida Keys Concert Association board member Steve Mainero.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the upcoming performances, visit floridakeysconcerts.com.