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janvier 16, 2014

TORONTO, ON (January 16, 2014) Canada’s Gryphon Trio launches 2014 with a 10-city U.S. tour beginning in New York City, including stops in Boston, St. Paul, and Carmel-by-the Sea, from January 16 to February 18, 2014.

Clarinet virtuoso James Campbell joins the Gryphon Trio for Messiaen’s legendary Quartet for the End of Time at SubCulture in New York City (Jan. 16). Next, the trio returns to the Celebrity Series of Boston (Jan. 24) for a performance of Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor, Opus 49 as part of Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great? series.

To commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of WWI, the Gryphon Trio presents a program titled “Around the Great War” featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives and Maurice Ravel at The Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota (Jan. 26).

The Gryphon Trio returns to Amherst College’s Buckley Hall (Jan. 31) with a program including works by Haydn, Shostakovich and Ravel, followed by a visit to Collins Center for the Arts at University of Maine (Feb. 2) performing works by Josef Haydn, Chan Ka Nin, Christos Hatziz and Felix Mendelssohn.

On February 4, the Gryphon Trio is once again joined by clarinettist James Campbell for Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and on February 7, the Gryphon Trio brings a program featuring music by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives and Felix Mendelssohn to the Boise Chamber Music Series.

On February 14, the Gryphon Trio is joined by soprano Patricia O’Callaghan for “Broken Hearts and Madmen”, a passionate program of tangos and love songs from across the Americas, as part of the University of Vermont’s Lane Concert Series.

Ukrainians around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ukraine’s greatest poet, Taras Shevchenko in March 2014. To commemorate this event, the Gryphon Trio (with the support of the Shevchenko Foundation) commissioned Bohdana Frolyak based in Lviv, Ukraine to compose a new setting of Taras Shevchenko’s I dream a dream for violin, cello, piano and bass vocalist. Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone Robert Pomakov will perform I dream a dream with the Gryphon Trio at the College of Wooster’s Gault Recital Hall (Feb. 16) and again at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Centre (Feb. 18), as part of an innovative program that will also feature Gary Kulesha’s piano trio arrangement of Mussorgsky’s masterwork Songs and Dances of Death.

On March 23, Gryphon Trio will perform I dream a dream with renowned bass-baritone Pavlo Hunka in the Taras Shevchenko 200 Gala Concert at Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto branch and the Vesnivka Choir, the gala concert includes performances by guest artists and several choirs including Vesnivka Choir, Toronto Ukrainian Male Chamber Choir, Orian, Levada and Canadian Bandurist Capella.

On March 28 and 29, Gryphon Trio concludes its 20th anniversary season with performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

For more information on upcoming concerts visit www.gryphontrio.com .


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Compositeurs apparentés : Ka Nin Chan, Christos Hatzis, Gary Kulesha