So…In my last post, I mentioned that all four pieces on our December 14 program are new to us, and you may have thought that was very ambitious for three such busy musicians. You would be right! In our rehearsal Monday, we decided to postpone performing the Shulamit Ran Soliliquoy until another time. A piece of this nature — lyrical, impressionistic and virtuosic at the same time, and full of rubato — deserves to be played way beyond the notes on the page, and our time constraints just weren’t going to allow that this time around. We want to live with it a bit longer.
Fans of shorter programs will think this was a doubly good decision, and there will be no shortage of beautiful and intense trio music at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel this Friday at 7:30! We still have Gabriela Lena Frank’s exciting Folk Songs, Jennifer Higdon’s popular Piano Trio — Pale Yellow and Fiery Red — and an incredibly tuneful trio by Robert Schumann. I hope you’ll join us.