ON STAGE · MUSIC
Sally Pinkas with the Adaskin String Trio
Chamber ensemble of “passion as well as precision” performs Brahms’s A major piano quartet plus music by Bridge and the recently rediscovered French composer Jean Cras.
“Vigor, precision and stylistic certitude.” —Charleston Gazette, on the Adaskin String Trio
“Pinkas’s strutting, singing pianism is a joy.” —American Record Guide
Brahms’s luxuriantly beautiful piano quartet is the centerpiece of this concert by these frequent collaborators. Pinkas and the Adaskin trio have been praised as “a well-knit ensemble” that plays “with passion as well as precision ” (Classical Voice of New England). They complement the Brahms with English composer Frank Bridge’s eerie and clever Phantasy and a gem of a trio by the recently rediscovered Impressionist composer (and French navy rear admiral) Jean Cras.
Jean Cras Trio for violin, viola and cello
Frank Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H 94
Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Chamber Music By Brahms And More
For this fall performance, Pinkas brings in the acclaimed ensemble, The Adaskin String Trio, with Emlyn Ngai on Violin, Steve Larson on the Viola and Mark Fraser on the Cello. The Trio commands an impressive string trio repertoire ranging from Haydn and Schubert to Dohnanyi, Villa-Lobos, Schnittke, and composers of today including Chick Corea, Paul Simon and Michael White.
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All photos by Susan Wilson