For the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, there may be no better place to premiere a concert by the prestigious Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Piano Trio than the architecturally enthralling Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. For that is precisely the stunning venue for this concert coming up on January 3.
In a chamber music concert carrying the lofty title of "Legends of Their Time," the trio is made up of Glenn Dicterow (left) , a violinist whose impressive resume is capped by his being the recently retired concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, a chair he commanded for 25 years. On cello is Robert deMaine (center), widely considered to be a "virtuoso" and one that no less an authority than the New York Times has gushed: He's an "artist who makes one hang on every note." And Jeffrey Biegel rounds out the trio on piano (right). A jack of all musical trades, Biegel's pianistic skills can be heard as a chamber musician, a recording artist, along with roles as arranger and composer. Biegel is the one responsible for wrangling the other two musicians into forming this winning piano trio.
The upcoming program will be as varied and inspiring as the musicians themselves: They will tackle Josef Suk's Elegy for Piano, Violin, and Cello; Brahms Piano Trio No. 1; and finally, Dohnanyi's Piano Quintet No. 1. As an added local bonus, Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth's artistic director, Gary Levinson will lend his prodigious violin skills to the Trio's performance of the Dohnanyi piece.
Details: The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents "Legends of Their Time," Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2 p.m, at the Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. A pre-concert discussion, led by "program annotator," Laurie Shulman, will kick off at 1:15 p.m., immediately prior to the concert. General admission concert tickets: $35; $30 for seniors; $7 for students. For more information, call 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicFW.org.