Gryphon Trio (Photo submitted)

Gryphon Trio performs Sunday

Published Oct 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

UTICA — Toronto’s Gryphon Trio will open the 78th season of the Chamber Music Society of Utica on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute.  

The program includes Haydn’s Trio in E-flat major, XV:29; Brahms’ Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101, No. 3; and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 66.

Immediately following the concert, the audience is invited to meet the artists at the traditional season-opening reception at Fountain Elms.  

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $20, $10 for students with ID. Please note that seating in the MWPAI auditorium is first come-first served. For more information, call 315-507-3597 or 315-794-9741.  

More on the trio from the Chamber Music Society of Utica:

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this season, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios.

The award-winning ensemble—Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; and Jamie Parker, piano—performs repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia. The Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

Los Angeles Times noted “This is a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity… big, bold, almost orchestral performances.” 

The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their 20 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for the genre.

They have commissioned over 75 new works, and regularly collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music.

Honors include two Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year, and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information on the Gryphon Trio, see their website: www.gryphontrio.com.

On the net:

www.uticachambermusic.org