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Horszowski Trio

Horszowski Trio

Violin, Cello, and Piano
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
South Church
1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"Eloquent, enthralling." — The Boston Globe

Our audience agreed with the Globe when it raved, "Be sure to have them back!" Here they are four seasons later with a sure-to-please program featuring works of Arthur Foote, Shostakovitch,and Schumann.

  • Arthur Foote — Piano Trio no. 2 in B flat major,
    Op. 65
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch — Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor,
    Op. 67
  • Robert Schumann — Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Ying Quartet

Ying Quartet

Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
South Church
1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"Chamber music of astonishing, refreshing exaltation and exhilaration." — Los Angeles Times

Originally founded with four very young siblings in the early 1990s, the Ying Quartet has become one of the world's leading ensembles. They'll brighten the depths of winter with music of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11

Aleksey Semenenko & Inna Firsova

Semenenko—Firsova Duo

Violin, Piano
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
South Church
1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"Powerful technique, rich tone, and passionate approach." (Aleksey Semenenko) and "Nuanced and expressive." (Inna Firsova) — New York Times

Two Ukranian prize-winning artists, awarded Best Concert at the 2016 Dubrovnik Summer Festival, complement each other and highlight the rich, warm, incomparable sound of Mr. Semenenko's 1699 Stradivarius.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Violin Sonata No. 18 in G Major K.301
  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23
  • Franz Schubert — Valse-Caprice
  • Francis Poulenc — Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP119
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Romance in F Minor, Op. 5, for Piano
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Song Without Words in F Major, Op. 2, No. 3, for Piano
  • Camille Saint-Saëns — Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Daniel Hsu

Daniel Hsu

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
South Church
1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

"A poet...[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes." — Philadelphia Inquirer

At the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the world's most prestigious and demanding events for the piano, Daniel Hsu captured the Bronze medal, showcasing his virtuosity and style.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach — Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, BWV 848
  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
  • Sergei Rachmaninov — Étude-tableau in E-flat Minor, Op. 39, No. 5
  • Frédéric Chopin — Étude in C Major, Op. 10, No. 1
  • Franz Liszt — Transcendental Étude No. 8 "Wilde Jagd"
  • Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky — Dumka, Op. 59
  • Frédéric Chopin — Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op.35