SALEM, Va.-The Kandinsky Trio's fourth and final concert of the 2006-2007 season at Roanoke College will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Theater. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $12 for students, and can be purchased by calling the Olin Box Office, Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m. at (540) 375-2333. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.roanoke.edu/tickets.
After opening with a Haydn Trio, the remainder of the evening will be devoted to piano quartets performed with guest violist Ralph Fielding. Gustav Mahler's youthful Piano Quartet, consisting of just one movement, will be performed along with the piece it inspired some 110 years later, the "Piano Quartet of Alfred Schnittke," composed in 1988. After intermission, the great Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45 of Gabriel Faure will close the program.
Now in its 19th season, the Kandinsky Trio (Benedict Goodfriend, violin; Alan Weinstein, cello; and Elizabeth Bachelder, piano) has performed worldwide in more than 175 cities nationally and internationally. The Kandinsky Trio has also been heard in such venues as the Interlochen Festival, the Concert Society at Maryland, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Cincinnati's Aronoff Center and the Center for the Arts at Penn State. Its recordings are aired regularly on Boston's WGBH, Chicago's WFMT and the Maine, Georgia, Nevada, Wisconsin and Minnesota Public Radio Networks. Live performances have been broadcast on the "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour," numerous times on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" and WNYC's "Around New York."
The Kandinsky Trio regularly collaborates, both at home and on tour, with such artists as bassist James VanDemark, violinist/violist Ida Kavafian, cellist Steven Doane, soprano Dawn Upshaw, composer Gunther Schuller, storyteller Connie Regan-Blake, and jazz legend Larry Coryell. The trio's innovative projects have included Mike Reid's Tales of Appalachia for Trio and storyteller, commissioned for the trio by nine presenting organizations and performed on over 100 concert series, and John D'earth's "Natural Bridge," for trio, jazz bass and guitar with jazz great Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.
For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.