VERY SPECIAL EVENING, CANDLELIGHT’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IRINA KAPLAN LANDE STEPS FROM BACKSTAGE TO CENTER STAGE AS PIANIST OF AMERICA’S BEST KNOWN PIANO-WIND TRIO, ALONG WITH CCS VICE PRESIDENT BRYAN YOUNG ON BASSOON AND OBOIST ALEXANDER VVEDENSKIY. THE POULENC TRIO OFFER A PROGRAM FEATURING A WORLD PREMIERE PIECE BY ONE OF AMERICAN’S MOST TALENTED YOUNG COMPOSERS, VIET CUONG.
Poulenc Trio with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 pm
COLUMBIA, MD, December 18, 2019. “The Poulenc Trio brought an intriguing and beautifully played program…urbane and sophisticated with near-effortless lightness and grace. The Poulenc Trio does its namesake
proud!” (Washington Post)
On this special evening they will perform dynamic, beautiful works spanning three centuries, from Rossini to Previn to a world premiere, in a rich and unique sound described as “polished loveliness” (Palm Beach Post) and “irrepressible sweetness.” (Washington Post)
For Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, a work originally commissioned by Benny Goodman who premiered it with Leonard Bernstein, Irina will be joined by clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. Equally thrilling, we will be treated to the premiere of a new piece by composer Viet Cuong written for the Trio, which enthusiastically supports the work of
this talented young composer in consonance with their enduring commitment to commissioning, performing, and recording new works from living composers. Since its founding, the Trio has greatly expanded the repertoire available for the oboe, bassoon, and piano, with twenty-two new works written for and premiered by the ensemble. As an additional enticement, Mr. Cuong will be in the audience and will share with us his insights in a pre-concert lecture.
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Glinka: Trio Pathetique
Cuong: Premiere work TBA
Rossini: Fantasy on L’Italiana in Algieri
6:30 pm, Composer Viet Cuong
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.candlelightconcerts.org or by calling the box office at 410-997-2324; Adults $40, Students $10. Season subscriptions are still available. Candlelight proudly continues its “One Buy One” program, whereby each paying adult may receive a complimentary ticket for one child (ages 9-17). Group tickets (minimum 10) are available one week in advance for $30 each. The concert will be held in Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Howard Community College.