It’s a month of piano trios at Bates as Capital, Vienna ensembles visit

The Capital Trio consists of Hilary Cumming, Duncan Cumming '93 and Şölen Dikener.

The Capital Trio consists of Hilary Cumming, Duncan Cumming '93 and Şölen Dikener.

A pair of piano trios punctuate Bates College concert offerings next month, with the Capital Trio performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, and the Vienna Piano Trio appearing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29.

Both concerts take place in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The Capital Trio event is open to the public at no cost, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets for the Vienna Piano Trio concert, which has been rescheduled from March 23, are $6 and available at www.batestickets.com.

For March 9 tickets and for more information, please contact 786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

The Capital Trio’s program consists of the Sonata in D major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, No. 1, by Beethoven; “For Jonathan Kramer  (2005-2010),” a piece for piano trio, loudspeaker and computer by Bill Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music at Bates; and Brahms’ Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8. More about the Capital Trio.

The Vienna Piano Trio, meanwhile, will perform Haydn’s Trio in E-flat minor, Hob. XVI/31 (“Jacob’s Dream”); Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht,” arranged for piano trio; and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”). More about the Vienna Piano Trio.

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