“My heart has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” Martin Luther
Under the auspices of Blanco Performing Arts, Trio Copine, three women with degrees in flute, viola, and harp from Boston University, Rice University, and Indiana University, will flood the Uptown Blanco Ballroom on Main Street on February 5th at 7:30 pm with a program of amazing variety of musical sound and style by French composers and those inspired by great French composers.
Jean-Marie Le Clair’s Triosonata in D Major, Op. 2 No. 8 was originally written for baroque flute with accompaniment by a viola da gamba and cembalo; the modern flute, viola and harp provide a fuller version, with richer sonorities and colors.
Andre Jolivet’s Petite Suite with its exotic melodies, rich harmonies, and powerful rhythmic impulses reflects Jolivet’s interest in primitive religion and magic, an intellectual quest invigorated by his service in the French Army in World War II.
Toru Takemitsu’s And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind not only pays homage to Claude Debussy, reflecting Takemitsu’s captivation by the music of the French Impressionists, but also includes a number of unusual effects on all three instruments, which call to mind the haunting musical sounds of his native Japan.
The last selection is by Claude Debussy, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. His Sonata for flute, viola and harp, the quintessential piece for this combination of instruments, is imbued with a languid sensuality and a restless passion. The slow, sweet rubato of the first movement variations yields to the final movement’s stirring plucked strings of the viola and harp, which propels the listeners to a breathless finish.
Blanco Performing Arts appreciates your interest and support; Trio Copine will delight you. For tickets visit www.blancoperformingarts.com or call 830-833-4762. For an enchanting evening on the town, call Uptown Blanco Restaurant to ask about their discount for concertgoers.