Carnegie Hall East Meets West: Trio Ariadne and Musical Guests Bridge the Gap

Admission to all three concerts is free, however tickets are required.

trioariadne.jpgSonoma State's Weill Hall resident artists, Trio Ariadne, announce a three-concert series of classic, modern and avant-garde music for mixed chamber ensembles on Feb. 4, March 12, and April 4.

Two concerts will include guests who, like Ariadne, have a close affinity with The Academy, Carnegie Hall's young artist fellowship program in collaboration with the Juilliard School, the Weill Music Institute and New York City's department of education.

On Feb. 4, Trio Ariadne hosts members of Decoda Ensemble, the resident ensemble at Greenwich House Music School in New York City's historic West Village. Owen Dalby, violin, and Meena Bhasin, viola, will join Ariadne members Carol McGonnell, clarinet, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano, for the 7:30 p.m. performance in Weill Hall.

Thomas Adès - Catch, Op. 4 (1991)
Robert Schumann - Märchenerzählungen, Op.132
György Kurtág - Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d (1990)
Johannes Brahms - Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

On March 12, visiting artists from the Argento Ensemble will perform alongside Trio Ariadne and local musicians at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall. Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers and framing classical repertoire in new contexts, the Argento Ensemble is led by composer and conductor Michel Galante.

Michel Galante - Flicker for clarinet and piano
Louis Andriessen - Workers Union for indeterminate instrumentation
Brian Ferneyhough - La Chute D'Icare for solo clarinet, flute, oboe, percussion, piano, violin, cello, and double bass
Mahler/Schoenberg - Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde for voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, percussion and string quintet
Matthew Ricketts - After 9 for indeterminate instrumentation
Mahler/Schoenberg - Song of the Wayfarer for voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string quintet

Trio Ariadne presents its second full Weill Hall recital on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. As Weill Hall resident artists for 2013-14, Trio Ariadne serves as a musical liaison between the university, the community and the Green Music Center.

To date, the trio has performed at Credo, Windsor, Maria Carrillo, Casa Grande and other high schools, the Oakland School of the Arts, El Sistema in Sonoma; at museums in Sonoma and Petaluma as well as regular collaborations with the university's music department.

Beethoven - Trio in E-flat, Op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano
Zemlinsky - Trio in D Minor, Op. 3 for clarinet, cello and piano

Admission to all three concerts is free, however tickets are required. To save time and money, print your tickets online at As part of the university's Music Department Weill Hall series, parking is free of charge.

Programs are subject to change. For updates, call 707-664-2324.

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