Inspired by the charm and beauty of Italy, each work on this program reveals a different perspective on the “Bel Paese” (“beautiful county”). Stravinsky and Musgrave both provide expressive, poetic and lyrical story-telling based on colorful commedia dell’arte characters. Tchaikovsky was based in Rome when he wrote his Piano Trio in A minor, which he dedicated to Nikolai Rubinstein, his close friend and mentor.
Enjoy delightful chamber music with host and pianist Orli Shaham and principal musicians of Pacific Symphony in the coffee-house atmosphere of the Samueli Theater.
Clarinet and dancers to be announced
STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne (Selections)
THEA MUSGRAVE: Pierrot
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50