In 2013, acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker joined musical forces with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith, formerly of the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, to form the Montrose Trio. Their combined artistry redefines extraordinary. We were determined to bring them to Tulsa after hearing their stunning performances in Santa Fe and New York City. Join us to share a thrilling concert experience!

“Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world…”

— Washington Post

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.

Westby Pavilion

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.

Doors open for wine and conversation


Haydn: Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27

Brahms: Trio in B Major, Op. 8

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Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

John H Williams Theatre

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

2:15 p.m.

Pre-concert lecture


Haydn: Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29

Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor, Op. 66

Arensky: Trio in D Minor, Op. 32

Program notes!

Concert Highlight: Sunday!


Trios by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Arensky represent the best traditions of European chamber music. Haydn’s work is full of character and humor, with suggestions of gypsy fiddling, hurdy-gurdy, military marches, and folk dances. Mendelssohn’s trio includes deeply emotional songlike melodies, vivacious fast sections, and grand chorales. The fascinating, seldom-performed trio by Arensky is very Russian in character: by turns melancholy, tender, and playful.

Get to know the Montrose Trio


Formed in 2014, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation.

Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston and the street in Winnipeg where Mr. Beaver was raised, the Montrose Trio has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 the Washington Post raved about their “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.”

The Montrose Trio gave their debut performance for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, with subsequent performances at Wolftrap, in Montreal, and at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Their 2015-16 season included concerts in Philadelphia, New York, Vancouver, Portland, Eugene, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Durham, Detroit, Buffalo, La Jolla, and at the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival.

Click here to learn more about the Montrose Trio.