LYSANDER PIANO TRIO
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
$28 NCMA MEMBERS
Celebrating its 10th anniversary with the 2020-21 season, the Lysander Piano Trio has spent the past decade performing across the U.S. with appearances at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in Washington, DC; Los Angeles’ Clark Memorial Library at UCLA and the Da Camera Society; San Francisco’s Music at Kohl Mansion and Morrison Artist Series; Illinois’ Krannert Center, Rockford Coronado Concerts, and Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago; Florida’s the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach (FL); Middlebury College (VT); Purdue University’s Convocations Series (IN); the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock (AR); and Juneau Jazz and Classics (AK).
The Trio also performs frequently in its hometown of New York City. The New York Times lauded the ensemble’s Weill Recital Hall debut at Carnegie Hall, highlighting its “…rich sound and nuanced musicianship…resulting in a finely hued collaboration among the three musicians.” Other notable New York City performances include dates at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and David Rubinstein Atrium, Schneider Concerts Chamber Music Series at the New School, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Mostly Mozart Festival’s 50th Anniversary season at David Geffen Hall.
“…incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours. Performed with sensitivity, panache and emotional depth, it perfectly displayed the Lysander Trio’s enormous potential.”— THE STRAD
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Itamar Zorman, violin
Liza Stepanova, piano
Michael Katz, cello
Debussy – Piano Trio in G Major (1879)
Gilad Cohen – Around the Cauldron (2016)
Brahms – Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Lysander Piano Trio has been praised by
The Strad for its “incredible ensemble,
passionate playing, articulate and imaginative
deas and wide palette of colors” and by the
Washington Post for “an uncommon degree of heart-on-the-sleeve emotional frankness.” Beyond these endearing qualities, the group has developed a reputation for exciting programming, combining fresh interpretations of beloved master works from the canon with a passion for new music and discovering hidden gems of the repertoire.