Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'M' is for Music by Alma Trio (abc Wednesday)

Maria Wietrzynska (Poland, piano), Diana Flores (Costa Rica, violoncello), Clara Kruk (Uruguay, violin)
These very talented student musicians gave a recital at the Peninsula Center Library last Wednesday. The concerts are part of the Classical Music Series (arranged by the librarian Ashley Burdick) and are performed in the library foyer, which gives an open invitation for all passers by to stay and enjoy.
The audiance thought the musicians excellent and we all wanted to hear more - I'm hoping they will eventually record the program. The program:
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Trio Eleguaque Op. 9 in G minor for piano, violin and violoncello (1893), 1st movement: Moderato
Franz Liszt - Ballade #2 in b minor (1853), piano solo by Ms. Wietrzynska
Astor Piazzolla (Argentina) - Verano Porteno (1964), Otono Porteno (1969)*, Primavera Protena (1970)*, La Muerte del Angel (1960)*, *arrangement for piano trio by Jose Bragato (Piazzolla's violoncellist)

14 comments:

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

They are adorable.

Kathy said...

Kudos also go to Ashley Burdick the young librarian who organizes these concerts. She has had an amazing lineup of performers!

Tash said...

Kathy, thank you much for pointing out Ashley's contribution.

Vogon Poet said...

Great musical selection, I like the idea of the open invitation for such a beautiful repertoire.

Cezar and Léia said...

It is an international trio ! They are so nice and I bet great musicians!
I'm envious here one more time...I would love to be there !The repertoire is amazing!Franz Liszt is very difficult to play, you must training a lot!
God bless you
Léia

PJ said...

They really are an international group. We have a series like this down in our historic district. It's such a good way for them to get experience performing for a supportive audience.

altadenahiker said...

Yay! You're back. (Love, just love this kind of music.)

Dan said...

Quite the international trio!

Cafe Pasadena said...

I probably wooda gone if I knew about it b4hand!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I think it's such a good idea when libraries are able to bring the spoken word or other performance activities to the public. It seems to be something thats gaining momentum across are metropolis.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

OUR not "are"...that one always gets me

Marie-Noyale said...

Beautiful girls and apparently talented musicians!

Clueless in Boston said...

Lucky you to have been able to attend. Libraries are such wonderful places and they are always one of the first to lose funding when governments cut budgets.

Lindab said...

Seems an interesting and varied programme. It's invaluable to the life of a city to have events like these.