On December 10th and 11th, Gryphon Trio returns to the beautiful Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario to perform Beethoven’s six most celebrated piano trios.
Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration is a yearlong, worldwide event that unites listeners in the enjoyment of some of the most powerful creations of Western civilization. From the inventiveness of Opus 1 (his first published works!), to the atmospheric “Ghost,” to the dramatic and stately “Archduke,” the trios offer a portrait of Beethoven’s masterful vision for the combination of violin, cello, and piano.
Hosted by broadcaster Eric Friesen and featuring special guest commentator Rob Kapilow (What Makes It Great?), these livestream concerts bring together a community of music lovers from around North America in a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday.
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
Piano Trio in Eb Major, Op. 70, No. 2
Piano Trio in Bb Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
About the Gryphon Trio
Gryphon Trio is firmly established as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. For more than 25 years, it has earned acclaim for and impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic, and memorable performances. The Trio’s repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary, and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia. It is committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.
Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker are creative innovators with an appetite for discovery and new ideas. They have commissioned over 85 new works, and they frequently collaborate with other artists on projects that push the boundaries of Classical music.
The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe. It enjoys longstanding relationships with prominent arts incubators and presenters like Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Orford Music Academy, Music Toronto, Ottawa Chamberfest, and Festival del Lago International Academy of Music in Ajijic, Mexico. Gryphon Trio often performs triple concerti with the world’s major symphony orchestras and smaller chamber orchestras.