Schumann – Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, V & VI
Gao Ping – 寻山 Searching for the Mountain (new commission)*
Schuller – Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50
The final saga begins with Schumann weaving his love of Bach’s counterpoint with his own natural fountainhead of fantasy, presented in an arrangement by his friend and colleague Kirchner. The chromatic spectrum is explored further in Schuller’s trio, embodying his jazz roots with colleagues Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and acknowledging his place in American composers’ royalty. Gao Ping’s NZ legacy continues long after his return to China in this brand new commission. The journey concludes with the largest, most symphonic piano trio of all – Tchaikovsky’s expansive and magnificent work written in memory of Nikolai Rubinstein – “À la mémoir d’un grand artiste”.
Current Covid-19 vaccine passes will be required for entry and other Covid-19 safety measures will be used in accordance with government health guidelines.
*Gao Ping's new commission for NZTrio is generously supported by the Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust.