FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12, 2018
World-renowned Piano Trio Celebrates 25-year Anniversary Tour with Performance at Rose Gellert Hall
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) welcomes the Gryphon Trio to the Rose Gellert Hall at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening, January 27, 2018. The trio will also be giving a master class with LCMS students open to the public that same day from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The Gryphon Trio, featuring violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker, is one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garnering acclaim and impressing international audiences with its highly refined, dynamic and memorable performances, ranging from the classics to contemporary.
The Saturday evening performance will feature the works of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29 and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8, and the contemporary Canadian work of Dinuk Wijeratne (b. 1978) Love Triangle (2013).
The classical works of Brahms and Haydn are renowned for their depth, sensitivity and mystery, and the contemporary music of Dinuk Wijeratne’s Love Triangle (written specifically for Gryphon Trio) is gloriously rhapsodical.
The Gryphon Trio, in their 25-year history, continues to be one of the most committed commissioners and performers of current day Canadian composers. To date, they have premiered or commissioned over 75 new works and frequently collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music. The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their 19 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for the genre. Honours 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.
The trio are currently Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and Trinity College and they continue to conduct master classes and workshops at universities and conservatories, as well and initiating the groundbreaking multi-faceted arts outreach program, “Listen Up!”. Gryphon cellist Roman Borys is Artistic and Executive Director of the Ottawa Chamber Music Society. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as OCMS’s Artistic Advisors in addition to their responsibilities at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where Mr. Parker is the Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance and Ms. Patipatanakoon is Associate Professor of Violin and Head of Strings. Learn more at http://www.gryphontrio.com/.
Deeply committed to the education of the next generation of audiences and performers alike, the Gryphon Trio will also be offering a master class, working with Langley Community Music School chamber music groups, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on January 27, 2018. The class is open to audience and the admission is free.
“I am especially happy to welcome back the Gryphon Trio who performed at LCMS several years ago to great acclaim,” says LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann. “As Canada’s leading piano trio, we can expect to experience their remarkable musical collaboration and lively communication with one another. Their beautiful performances reflect 25 years of a personal and musical relationship that has been continuously evolving. LCMS is delighted the trio has included Langley on this special tour.”
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for LCMS students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848 or visit langleymusic.com to purchase tickets. LCMS also wishes to thank our Rose Gellert Concert Series sponsors, HSBC and Hub Insurance, who make such highly acclaimed performances possible. LCMS also wishes to express appreciation for the support of the BC Arts Council and the Province of BC. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.
The Gryphon Trio is represented by Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.