Celebrate! Pyxis at the Holidays
For their 13th season, Pyxis returns as the Museum’s classical ensemble in residence! This year Luigi Mazzocchi (violin), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello), and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano) will play as a trio in Fusco Hall, exploring the wealth of classical and contemporary piano trio literature. The concert includes instrumental versions of Gustav Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter and Mel Torme’s beloved contemporary standard The Christmas Song, as well as the witty Café Music (1987) by American composer Paul Schoenfeld and the brilliant, lively mid-20th century Cuatro Estacionas Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) by Astor Piazzolla. And as always, surrounding them – and you – will be the artwork and newly installed galleries that inspire this beautiful music both old and new. Join us for this joyous start to your holiday season!
Pyxis Piano Trio was formed in 2021 by members of the Pyxis Piano Quartet. As a trio, Luigi Mazzocchi (violin), Jennifer Jie Jin (cello), and Hiroko Yamazaki (piano) continue to perform chamber music works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire. Founded in 2009, the Quartet became a vibrant presence in the Mid-Atlantic, known for compelling, engaging, and informative performances.
Now in their 13th season, the Pyxis Piano Trio continues the artistic tradition, concertizing to great acclaim throughout the region. They remain classical artists in residence at the Delaware Art Museum, where they will present two in-person concerts this season: the festival seasonal offering Celebrate! Pyxis at the Holidays (December 9, 2021) and American Brilliance (March 31, 2022), American works in conversation with the Museum’s eagerly anticipated exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection.