Piano trio to play Chamber series

2007 champs replace the ‘05 winners.

The Manhattan Piano Trio steps in to replace the previously scheduled David Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, next Sunday, at First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs.

The David Piano Trio, the 2005 champs, is located in Italy and unable to obtain visas for the Chamber performance.

“We were very fortunate the Manhattan Piano Trio was available to perform for us on the same date,” said Chamber Music in Yellow Springs board member Angela Brintlinger.

In recognition of its 30th year, the series welcomes previous winners of its Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles, for up-and-coming groups and musicians, whose age must be under 30. The Manhattan Piano Trio won the competition in 2007.

Selections will include Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in B-flat major Op. 11,” Rachmaninoff’s “Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G-minor,” Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite No. 1” and Barbadjanian’s “Piano Trio in F-sharp minor.”

A preconcert lecture will precede the performance at 6:45 p.m.

The series will continue March 22 with 2004 champion, Amstel Saxophone Quartet. The 30th annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles will conclude the season on April 26.

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