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Concerts on Kentmere: Color and Connection

Feb 28, 2024
7:00 pm  -  9:00 pm
Members: $30
Non-Members: $35
Students: $15
Curator Talk 7:00 p.m. | Concert 7:30 p.m.

This year, Pyxis Piano Trio returns for their 15th and final season as the Museum’s classical ensemble in residence.

Since 2009, Pyxis has delivered inspiring chamber music in conversation with the Museum’s extraordinary visual art. From their very first concerts, the group has uplifted and delighted audiences, and these concerts again feature the artistry of Luigi Mazzocchi (violin), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello), and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano). Join us for an exceptionally exciting final season!

Drawn from the rich piano trio repertoire, concerts will be on two Wednesday evenings – December 6, 2023, and February 28, 2024. As always, you’ll be surrounded by the art that inspires their beautiful music, old and new.

For their final concert, Pyxis will offer an exciting winter program. As they love to do, the ensemble will link contemporary and classical works, opening with the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia, a virtuosic work (here arranged for violin and cello) that bridges old and new – and one that Pyxis played in their very first DelArt season.

Also on the program are two movements (“Pale Yellow” and “Fiery Red”) from Philadelphia composer Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio. And to cap their 15-year tenure, Pyxis will play the majestic Brahms Piano Trio in B Major. It’s a concert you won’t want to miss.

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia (1894), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

Piano Trio (2003), Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)

Pale Yellow | Fiery Red

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (1854, rev. 1889), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)