Picasso Ensemble Performs at the Historic Sesnon House, Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Musical highlights include the Dvorak PianoTrio in B-flat major. This Dynamic work includes movements with a beautiful lament, a scherzo dance and showcases his robust and soaring themes that capture his true Czech flavor.
American composer Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs create delicate and poignant musical postcards from Hebrew poems pesented to him by his wife, soprano Hila Plitman.
Picasso Ensemble will premier a new trio composed in 2016 by John Robinson. This is his third piano trio composed expressly for Picasso Ensemble. Entitled "Disco-cioso" the crossover work draws from the worlds of disco, blues and jazz. A native New Yorker, Robinson is a multi-gifted composer, jazz bassist, cellist, and recorder virtuoso. Picasso Ensemble will perform "Disco-cioso" again on January 28th and 29th, 2017, at the annual benefit concerts of music by African American Composers held at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto.
Performers: Susan C. Brown, violin; Josephine Gandolfi, piano; Victoria Ehrlich, cello; Wendy Hillhouse, mezzo soprano.