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Presenting the

Neave Trio and
Carla Jablonski

Sunday

August 18, 2019

3 PM at the
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY

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The Neave Trio and Carla Jablonski, pictured above, left to right:
Anna Williams, violin; Eri Nakamura, piano;
Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano and Mikhail Veselov, cello.

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. WQXR explains, “'Neave' is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant', both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2016” roundups, writing, “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going,” and “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”

Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums' Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Trio has also appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven's Triple Concerto with orchestras across the country and held residency positions at Brown University, ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival, San Diego State University as the first ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence, and the Banff Centre (Canada), among many other institutions. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence.

Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. These collaborations include performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; projection artist Ryan Brady; the interactive concert series “STEIN2.0,” with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; Klee Musings by acclaimed American composer Augusta Read Thomas, which was premiered by Neave; the upcoming premiere of Eric Nathan’s Missing Words V, sponsored by Coretet; and an upcoming short film based on the tango music of Astor Piazzolla.

Neave released French Moments on Chandos Records in June 2018. The album showcases works by Debussy, Fauré, and Roussel, and was featured on WQXR’s list of “The Best New Recordings of 2018 (So Far).” Of the album, WQXR wrote, “The up-and-coming Neave Trio makes a compelling case for these lesser-known piano trios by Roussel, Debussy, and Fauré, coloring them with exquisite phrasing and delicate touch.” Neave’s 2016 debut album, American Moments, was released to critical acclaim on Chandos Records, and features works by Korngold, Foote, and Bernstein. In fall 2018, the ensemble released an album of all new arrangements of Piazzolla's works for piano trio and voice by Argentine arranger Leonardo Suarez Paz. The album on Azica Records features mezzo-soprano and Metropolitan Opera singer Carla Jablonski.

Highlights for the 2018-19 season include residencies at MIT and the University of Virginia, and concerts at Chamber Music Corvallis, Valley Classical Concerts, Fort Bragg Center for the Arts Music Series, Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series, Rochester Institute of Technology’s Performing Artists Concert Series, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Friends of Music of Stamford, and Leaf Peeper Concert Series, among many others.

To read more about the group and the individual artists and to listen to samples of their work, please visit their Web site at www.neavetrio.com. The Neave Trio is represented by Jensen Artists.

 

August 18, 2019

Neave Trio
and
Carla Jablonski

Celebrating Piazzolla

Anna Williams, violin
Mikhael Veselov, cello
Eri Nakamura, piano
Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano

Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150

I. Allegro
II. Lento expressive
III. Allegro con brio

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Estaciones Porteñas

I. Verano Porteño
II. Invierno Porteño
III. Primavera Porteña
IV. Otoño Porteño

Intermission

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Yo Soy Maria (arr. Leonardo Suarez Paz)

Astor Piazzolla
El Titere (arr. Leonardo Suarez Paz)

Astor Piazzolla
Los Pajaros Perdidos (arr. Leonardo Suarez Paz)

Leonardo Suarez Paz (b. 1971 -)
Milonga de Los Monsters

Astor Piazzolla
Oblivion (arr. Leonardo Suarez Paz)

Astor Piazzolla
El Gordo Triste (arr. Leonardo Suarez Paz)

Program subject to change.

Admission is at the door only by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. Catered refreshments served after the concert are included with the admission donation.

Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert and our entire season possible.


Hailed as a “vibrant stage personality” matched with an “appealingly burnished tone” (New York Times), mezzo-soprano and Pittsburgh native Carla Jablonski’s vocal versatility has captivated audiences both on the opera and concert stage. Ms. Jablonski was most recently praised for inhabiting the title role in Heartbeat Opera’s production of Dido and Aeneas with “impressive sophistication” and this season she returns to The Metropolitan Opera for their productions of Samson et Dalila, Mefistofele, and Otello.

Past opera seasons include: Dorabella (Così fan Tutte), Secretary (The Consul), Annina (La Traviata), and 3rd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with Florida Grand Opera. Other roles include: Vera Boronel, John’s mother (The Consul) with Opera Santa Barbara; Ciesca (Gianni Schichi) and Marchande de Journeaux (Les mamelles de Tirésias) with Central City Opera. She has also sung at Wolf Trap Opera, Chautauqua and American Opera Projects among others.

Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Jablonski made her Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall singing Five Songs by Charles Ives arranged for orchestra by John Adams, followed by her Carnegie Hall debut as the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah. She returns to Carnegie Hall this April to sing several works with orchestra by Georgia Shreve. Previously, she has sung Dvorak’s Requiem and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with St. George Choral Society, Bernstein’s Jeremiah, and de Falla’s magical El amor brujo with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other performances include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Norwalk Symphony, and concerts with Caramoor International Music Festival and New York Festival of Song. She holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music.


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