Trio Navarro, Sonoma State University chamber artists-in-residence since 1992, will present three recitals in Weill Hall during the 2013-14 season. The Sunday performances on November 24, January 26 and April 6 will all begin at 7:30 p.m.
Founding pianist Marilyn Thompson is director of piano and chamber music at the university. She performs as soloist and chamber music collaborator throughout the Bay area. Joining Marilyn on November 24 will be three San Francisco Symphony players - Victor Romasevich, violin; Nancy Ellis, viola; and Jill Rachuy Brindel, cellist and co-founder of Trio Navarro.
The program will feature a work with which Mr. Romasevich has a special connection - the Piano Trio by his former teacher, the Russian composer and philosopher Iosif Andriasov. The ensemble will also perform Piano Quartets (for violin, viola, cello and piano) by Schumann and Catoire.
The second concert of the series, an all-French program, will feature Carol Menke, soprano, and Julie McKenzie, flute, in music by Ravel, Poulenc and Durufle.
The third concert celebrates two magnificent "firsts:" Schubert's Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat and one beloved Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor by Arensky.
Tickets are $10-$15 and parking is included. For information call (707) 664-2324 or visit www.sonoma.edu/music/performances.
Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located near the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road. Enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway and park in Lot O.
ABOVE, Trio Navarro founding pianist Marilyn Thompson.