Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: The Myriad Trio, with Anthony McGill, clarinet
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 7:30 PM

For their Fortas debut, The Myriad Trio brings a program of works for flute, viola, and harp as well as works by Shostakovich and Dvorák for flute, clarinet, and harp with New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist Anthony McGill.

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The Myriad Trio
Demarre McGill, flute
Julie Smith, harp
Che-Yen Chen, viola
Anthony McGill, clarinet
 
"The Myriad Trio impressed with both their ensemble playing and with the strengths of each soloist."
--SanDiego.com
 
with special guest
Anthony McGill, clarinet
 
"Mr. McGill played with rhythmic brio and impeccable clarity."
--The New York Times
 
A unique ensemble of soloists and chamber musicians, three principal players of major symphony orchestras joined together to form The Myriad Trio and embark on the beautiful instrumental combination that Debussy made famous with his Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Playing both traditional and contemporary works, Demarre McGill, Che-Yen Chen, and Julie Smith arrange and commission new works for this ensemble.
 
For their Fortas debut, they bring a program of works for flute, viola, and harp, including David Bruce's The Eye of Night, which was commissioned for them and showcases each instrument and the virtuosity of each player; Jan Bach's intensely virtuosic Eisteddfod, which refers to a legendary Welsh contest in which the heroes fought against each other with games and musical instruments; and Debussy's magnificent Sonata. McGill and Smith are also joined by New York Philharmonic principal clarinetist (and brother to Demarre) Anthony McGill for two Shostakovich Waltzes and Dvorák's Slavonic Dances for flute, clarinet, and harp, arranged by Michael Webster.

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