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Trio Corventano


Saturday, May 20th
7:30 PM

$15  (Under 18s and students with valid ID)


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Dakota Martin, flute
Thomas Beard, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Trio Corventano, a newly formed, Montreal based group, performs at Pontiac Enchanté as part of a tour of Ontario and Quebec. Their unusual instrumentation allows them to perform lesser known gems of the chamber music repertoire, including this program of music by Gaubert, Piazzolla, and Martinu.

Gaubert was omnipresent in the musical scene of Paris between the two world wars, where he was professor of flute at the Conservatoire de Paris, principal conductor of the Opéra de Paris, and principal conductor of the orchestra at the Conservatoire. His compositions were influenced principally by Ravel, Debussy, and César Franck.

The Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla transformed the genre of the tango into a hybrid genre of his own, called nuevo tango, which incorporated elements from jazz and older classical music.

The Czech composer Martinu left his home country in 1923 for Paris. With the advent of the second world war, he left Paris for America, moving in 1941. After settling in the United States, he was engaged to teach composition during the summer music sessions at Tanglewood, New England, and it was here that this lively trio came to life.


Phillipe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Trois Aquarelles

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, H.300

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Spring (from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Trio in G minor, op. 63