GRYPHON PIANO TRIO – Saturday October 26th, 2013

gryphon trio

Saturday October 26, 2013 7:30 pm

Canada’s GRYPHON TRIO, one of the world’s truly great piano trios, is the opening concert of the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s (NOCCA) 60th Anniversary season. The trio’s repertoire spans the globe, encompassing music from classical to contemporary, and they are winners of the 2013 Walter Carson Prize awarded to Canadian performing arts professionals for the highest level of artistic excellence and career achievement.

The GRYPHONS play with compelling directness, spontaneity and insatiable vitality. Although they have been the mainstay of Ottawa’s Chamberfest (North America’s largest chamber music festival), they tour widely and manage to spend a great deal of time and energy encouraging youthful performers and helping young people appreciate music through such initiatives as “Listen Up! Ottawa”, an arts outreach program engaging students from Ottawa’s Featherston Drive Public School, the Ottawa Children’s Chorus, and Cantiamo Girls Choir in a collaborative arts project focusing on poetry writing and music composition.

This is the North Okanagan Community Concert’s DIAMONDNOCCA Celebrates it's Diamnond Jubilee in 2013 JUBILEE. Help us celebrate 60 years of bringing diverse and excellent music to Vernon. Put on yout best party attire and  join us for a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION in the foyer after this concert!

Concert Programme:

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
I             Allegro vivace e con brio
II            Largo assai e espressivo
III           Presto
Michael Oesterle
Centennials* (2012)
Julia Child
Conlon Nancarrow
Alan Turing
– Intermission –
Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
I             Molto allegro ed agitato
II            Andante con moto tranquillo
III           Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV           Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

* commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts for the Gryphon Trio

If you have kids or grand-kids learning the piano, violin or cello bring them along to this concert. It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to see and hear top-notch musicians perform live. They will be inspired!! Here’s a sample of the Gryphon Trio playing the 1st movement of Beethoven’s piano trio Op. 70 No. 2.