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Trio Barclay: Rachmaninoff & Turina

Sun. Oct. 1, 2023 at 5pm

Irvine Barclay Theatre Ensemble-in-Residence

Dennis Kim: violin
Jonah Kim: cello
Sean Kennard: piano

RACHMANINOFF: Trio élégiaque No.2 in D Minor, Op. 9
TURINA: Piano Trio No. 2, Op.76

Ensemble-in-residence Trio Barclay returns to the stage with the timeless beauty and emotional power of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Joaquín Turina.

Rachmaninoff’s deeply expressive Trio élégiaque is a single-movement work that was composed in memory of the composer's friend and mentor, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Characterized by its mournful and sorrowful tone, reflecting Rachmaninoff’s 's grief and nostalgia, the piece concludes with a haunting coda that gradually fades away, leaving the listener with a sense of quiet reflection.

Turina's Piano Trio No. 2 is a work that is lively, sparkling, evocative and concise. Distinct Spanish elements pervade throughout the piece including the middle movement teeming with Flamenco-like dance rhythms.

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