NACC On the Edge Season in Hay River presents Gryphon TrioWebsite Link.
Having impressed international audiences and the press with their highly refined, dynamic performances, the 2011 JUNO winning Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios.
Performing from Canada to Russia, United States to Egypt, Belgium to Scandinavia and major European centres in between, ‘Canada’s national treasure’ is always in demand and continues to dazzle audiences with memorable performances.
Pushing the boundaries of chamber music, their most ambitious undertaking to date is a groundbreaking multimedia production of composer Christos Hatzis’s epic work Constantinople, scored for mezzo–soprano, Middle Eastern singer, violin, cello, piano, and electronic audiovisual media, which they have brought to audiences across North America and at the Royal Opera House in London.
The ensemble–in–residence at Music Toronto for the past eight years, the 2010.11 season saw the launch of the group’s flagship educational project Listen Up!. Created by the trio in collaboration with composer Andrew Staniland and music educator Rob Kapilow from What Makes it Great?, Listen Up! involves an entire school in the creation of a new work for choir and piano trio. Under the guidance of Staniland and Kapilow, students compose poetry and music over the course of the school year, culminating in a joint performance by the Gryphon Trio and the school choir. The project began at the Naismith Memorial Elementary School in Almonte, Ontario, and will travel to schools across North America as the Gryphon Trio approaches its 20th season in 2013.
The trio’s eleven celebrated recordings on the Analekta label are an encyclopedia of works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Lalo, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla. In 2011 the Gryphon Trio won their second Juno Award in the "Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble" category for their most recent Beethoven CD which was released to great acclaim.
Deeply committed to the education of the next generations of audiences and performers alike, the members of the Gryphon Trio take time out of their busy touring schedules to conduct masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories across North America, and are Artists–in–Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. In addition to Listen Up!, the trio’s educational initiatives include a series of in-depth lecture performances with composer Gary Kulesha which examine the art of chamber music through the centuries, and the Young Composers Program at Toronto’s Claude Watson Arts High School.
Gryphon Trio cellist Roman Borys is entering his fourth season as Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Society (OICMS), where the trio has been a mainstay since the Festival’s inception in 1994. Annalee Patipatanakoon and Jamie Parker serve as the OICMS’s Artistic Advisors.
PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NACC WILL NOT BE ISSUING REFUNDS FOR ANY TICKETS FOR ANY REASON.
- Riverview Cineplex
Ticket Sale Locations
- At the door on show night
- Adult - $25
- Senior - $15
- Youth - $15
- 7:30PM - Friday February 22, 2013