Virtuoso pianist Jon Kimura Parker and former Tokyo String Quartet members, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith, perform a program of Shostakovich, Beethoven, and Brahms that offers an opportunity to hear the youthful craftsmanship of these composers’ first piano trios. The program, beginning at 6:00 pm, includes:

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Trio no. 1 in c minor, op. 8 (1923)

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 1, no. 1 (1794)

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

Tickets are available online.

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