February 11, 2018
Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Harvey Mudd College presents Varied Trio, adventurous new chamber music for piano, violin and percussion.
Double Ikat, Part Two (1989) by Paul Dresher
Varied Trio (1987) by Lou Harrison
First Concerto (1964) by Lou Harrison
Five Gamelettes (2016) by Bill Alves
Three of Los Angeles’ premiere chamber musicians–Yuri Inoo, Aron Kallay and Shalini Vijayan–form the Varied Trio, a fearless chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the here and now. Explorations in color, rhythm and melody are born from the unique combination of violin, piano, and percussion. The trio’s repertoire ranges from icons of the genre, such as Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio, to new works created specifically for the group by the leading composers of today.
Varied Trio, formed in spring 2014, has been performing actively in Southern California. In the first season, the trio premiered a work by Karl Kohn and commissioned a piece by Takuma Itoh. Others that have been premiered by the trio include works by Dennis Aman, Jason Heath, Tristan Koster, Brian Shephard and Bill Alves.
The trio has performed and given master classes at schools such as Occidental College, CalArts, Pierce College and Harvey Mudd College and took part in the Hear Now Festival and Tuesdays@MONK Space concert series.
Highlights from 2014-2015, featuring works by Lou Harrison, Vicki Ray, Takuma Itoh, Dennis Aman, Somei Satoh, Jeffrey Holmes and William Kraft