Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

Feb 6, 2013

The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

The Zodiac Trio
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Clarinetist Kliment Krylovskiy relates how the unusual combination of sounds and repertoire drew the three musicians together; he also describes the way he adopts a klezmer style for Andrew List’s Klezmer Fantazye. The program also features a rarely-heard chamber music piece, End of Summer, by a famous American composer of songs, Ned Rorem. It begins with a solo cadenza for violin, which violinist Vanessa Mollard relishes. Pianist Riko Higuma expands on the orchestral qualities of the trio, and her love of exploring new repertoire.

Following a period of study in France with the renowned Ysaye String Quartet, the trio now commutes between New York and Paris. This July, the Zodiac Trio will present its Zodiac Festival, inviting advanced young musicians to study with some of the finest French musicians of today.

The Zodiac Trio performs at 7:30 pm Wednesday night in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. More information at www.wmich.edu/music.