Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Beinn Artair Piano Trio Saturday 21st January 7.30 pm Nairn Community and Arts Centre

Tickets at the Nairn Community Centre in advance or on the door
For the first concert of 2017, on January 21st at 7.30pm, Music Nairn welcomes back the Scottish based Beinn Artair Piano Trio, who have programmed an appealing and contrasting mix of older and newer music. 

Opening with Mozart’s last piano trio in G major (K5641) which shares its origin in 1788 with a group of his greatest compositions, there follows a trio by Judith Weir. Born in 1954, and now Master of the Queen’s Music, she has a great interest in Eastern philosophy, and the short movements are based on three Zen stories, the first using energetic contrasts of pitch and volume, moving to a ghostly second movement and finishing with a joyous dance. 

Grieg’s Andante con moto from an unfinished trio written in 1878 is undeservedly not often performed, and provides a contemplative space before Arensky’s lyrical and typically Russian Trio in D minor, composed in 1894, brings the concert to an unashamedly romantic close.
Tickets are available in advance from Nairn Community Centre, or at the door.

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