Elena Urioste, Violin
Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
Michael Brown, Piano
Joseph M. Fabbioli Concert
No lawn sales
Update:No dining package available for this concert.
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 (“Poème”)
Ravel: Piano Trio
Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Archduke”)
Proving that RSMI helps foster lasting musical relationships among the next generation of star performers, violinist Elena Urioste, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist Michael Brown retake the stage that they shared in 2009 as fellows at Ravinia’s summer conservatory. Urioste and Canellakis have each worked with Brown individually as well, and both duos are due to release albums within the next year. Urioste and Brown recently gave a resonating performance at London’s Wigmore Hall, described by Classical Source as “focused and musically intelligent,” delivering, in turns, “attractive, lyrical tones … stormy textures … [and] lovingly delivered phrases.” Together Canellakis and Brown are not only “a pair of adventurous young talents” (TimeOut New York) onstage, performing their original works alongside standard repertoire to equal acclaim, but they also produce and star in the satirical YouTube series Conversations with Nick Canellakis, in which they have interviewed such classical stars as the Emerson String Quartet, conductor Osmo Vänskä, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianists Jonathan Biss and Leon Fleisher. As a trio, Urioste, Canellakis and Brownleave whimsy at the door for three profound works, including Beethoven’s thematically expansive “Archduke” Trio and Shostakovich’s chromatic and longing First Piano Trio, an expression of the composer’s young love. Traces of Ravel’s impressionistic lyricism can be heard throughout that trio, dovetailing with the Frenchman’s own Piano Trio on the program.