Neave Trio Give Two Performances in Kaatsbaan Summer Festival

Neave Trio Give Two Performances in Kaatsbaan Summer Festival

Including the World Premiere of Kaatsbaan Commissioned Collaboration Featuring Arthur Foote’s Piano Trio No. 2 with choreography by Haley Winegarden

Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco available in high resolution at www.jensenartists.com/neave-trio

Saturday and Sunday June 11-12, 2022 at 6pm Kaatsbaan Cultural Park 120 Broadway | Tivoli, NY

Tickets and information: https://kaatsbaan.org/festivals

Plus New Album: Musical Remembrances Available now via Chandos Records Stream the album: https://smarturl.it/MusicalRemembrances

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The Boston-based Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano), will be presented by Kaatsbaan at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park (120 Broadway) in two music and dance performances on Saturday June 11, 2022 and Sunday June 12, 2022 at 6pm, as part of the Kaatsbaan Summer Festival Rising Stars Program. The Neave will perform the third movement of Arthur Foote’s Piano Trio No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 65 with choreography by Haley Winegarden, recipient of the first Kaatsbaan Playing Field Choreography Award, danced by Grace Curry and Vince Pelegrin of the American Ballet Theatre, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School; Kayla Mak of The Juilliard School; and Olivia Bell and Philip Duclos of the School of American Ballet. The trio will also perform Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, and “Otoño Porteño” from Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.


Found on the Neave Trio’s 2016 Chandos album, American Moments, the opening movement of Foote’s Piano Trio No. 2 in B-flat Major Opus 65 presents a sprightly theme akin to a mazurka. Of the Neave Trio’s take on the Allegro Molto third movement, which unveils a reprisal of the mazurka form, The Boston Music Intelligencer said, “The Neave players proved wonderfully alert to textures and colors of Foote’s romantic moods.”


Piazzolla’s original score for The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires matched his quintet: bandoneón, piano, guitar, bass, and violin. José Bragato, who worked with Piazzolla for many years and arranged many of his works, created a stylish version for piano trio, true to the Argentine tango spirit. In the tradition of tango spontaneity and flexibility, Bragato takes liberties with textures, ornamentation, and other details of Piazzolla’s themes. The work is found on Neave Trio’s 2018 album, Celebrating Piazzolla.


Ravel’s only piano trio was composed in 1914, as France was being drawn into the horrors of the first world war. Ravel draws extensively on the rhythms and forms of his native Basque musical traditions, while the title of the second movement, "Pantoum," refers to a form of traditional Malaysian poetry which typically deals with two separate themes in alternation, a feature to which Ravel responds with a series of contrasting themes and textures. Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor can be found on the Neave Trio’s new album, Musical Remembrances, featured alongside works by Rachmaninoff and Brahms. It is available now via Chandos Records. The new release –– Neave Trio’s fourth on Chandos –– presents music connected by the theme of remembrance. Stream the album (press only): https://bit.ly/StreamMusicalRemembrances.


The Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. In addition to their performances at Kaatsbaan, collaborations include a new project, Rising, with choreographer Gabrielle Lamb, Pigeonwing Dance, and composer Robert Sirota; performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; projection artist Ryan Brady; the interactive concert series “STEIN2.0,” with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; Klee Musings by acclaimed American composer Augusta Read Thomas, which was premiered by Neave; the premiere of Eric Nathan’s Missing Words V, sponsored by Coretet; and a music video by filmmaker Amanda Alvarez Díaz of Astor Piazzolla’s "Otoño Porteño.”

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