A Beautiful Afternoon of Beautiful Music

The Poinsett Piano Trio visited Trinity on Saturday, January 28 and provided a wonderful afternoon of chamber music to an appreciative audience.  The concert (view the program here) included music by Dvorak, Grieg, and Ravel.

The members of the ensemble are David Gross (piano), Deirdre Hutton (violin), and Christopher Hutton (cello).   All three serve on the music faculty of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  I was delighted to find out that Christopher and Deirdre were students at the Eastman School of Music at the same time as I was, and we enjoyed reminiscing about those days and talking about people that we knew in common.

If you missed the concert, here is a brief snippet.  It is a slow movement from a Trio by the early twentieth-century French composer Maurice Ravel, and in it you’ll hear some very elegant and lyrical playing:

Ravel, Trio in A minor: Passacaille (Très large)

For more information on the trio (and to listen to more of their music), please visit their website: www.poinsettpianotrio.com

Next Event in the Trinity Concert Series:
Hymn Festival 
Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm

Full details on that event here

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Poinsett Piano Trio This Saturday

David Gross, piano; Deirdre Hutton, violin; Christopher Hutton, violoncello

Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 4:00 pm

Music of Dvořák, Grieg, and Ravel

Free and Open to the Public

The Poinsett Piano Trio was formed in 2008 by David Gross (cello), Deirdre Hutton (violin), and Christopher Hutton (piano). All three members live in Greenville, South Carolina and teach at Furman University, a liberal arts college with a strongly performance-oriented music program.

The ensemble is named in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, a 19th-century statesman, physician, and botanist from South Carolina. Poinsett is most remembered today as the discoverer of the Mexican Poinsettia plant, whose bright red flowers are popularly included in festive Christmas decorations throughout the world.

Click here to see the concert program; for more information, check the trio’s website here.