Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8 p.m.
Cathy French and Friends
Dahl: Concerto a tre
Beth Denisch: Factor Fiction (World Premiere)
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio
The Calyx Trio with Scott Andrews, guest artist
Beth Denisch is a professor in the Composition Department at Berklee College of Music. Her music has been performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Greece, and Ukraine, to name a few, and recorded by Juxtab, Albany, and Interval record labels. The recipient of multiple awards and grants, her music has been commissioned by the Handel and Haydn Society, St. Louis Historical Society, Equinox Chamber Players, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra Kremlin. Denisch is active in the Feminist Theory and Music, Gender Research in Music and Education, and Women's Philharmonic Advocacy organizations.
Formed in 2001, the Calyx Piano Trio takes its name from the botanical term meaning the sepals of a flower, often in multiples of three, that encase a flower bud. This organic and protective imagery and its creative application to chamber music inspires the performers of the critically acclaimed Calyx Piano Trio. Catherine French, violin, Jennifer Lucht, cello, and Nina Ferrigno, piano, the group’s bright and accomplished musicians, have earned Calyx the reputation of defying stereotypes with a repertoire that combines classical masterworks with original pieces by living composers.
Year after year we return to the Berkshires for the magical summer season and musical camaraderie. For 2018, our 49th season, we will be performing in the historic Ventfort Hall, just down the street from the Trinity Church where we have performed in years past. We look forward to seeing you there.