Sun, Jan 28|
Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington
CLARK CHAMBER CONCERT: RAI TRIO PERFORMING MOZART, RAVEL, AND FRANK
UPDATE 1.28.24 POSTPONED! Don't miss this annual favorite brought to you by WSO's Thomas C Clark Young Artists Initiative. Join us on January 28th, 2024 at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington for a divine rendition of favorites from the works of Mozart, Ravel, Gershwin and more.
Time & Location
Jan 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington, 220 Prospect St, Torrington, CT 06790
About the event
A real treat coming our way compliments of the Thomas C Clark Young Artists Initiative - and this year we are delighted to be featuring the award winning Rai Trio from Boston who will captivate us with a very special afternoon of music.
Tiffany Chang, violin
Leland Ko, cellist
Motti Fang-Bentov, piano
Mozart Piano Trio in A Major Op. 15 No. 3, K. 548 ~ 20’
Gabriela Lena Frank Four Folk Songs ~ 17’
Mozart Minuet in D, K. 355 ~ 5’
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor ~ 30’
Tickets Are $30 for general seating and are available to be purchased by telephone or online on a 'first come first serve' basis.
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About Rai Trio:
Founded in 2019, Trio Rai is a Boston based piano trio. Its members include violinist Tiffany Chang, cellist Leland Ko, and pianist Motti Fang-Bentov. Originally formed with cellist Mari Nagahara at the New England Conservatory, the trio was awarded the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2021. In 2022, Trio Rai served as ensemble in residence at Ravinia’s prestigious Steans Music Institute.
In the fall 2023, after a tour of the Northeast that included performances at the Perlman Chamber Workshop and Norfolk Festivals, the trio added Leland Ko as their cellist. Trio Rai has studied extensively under the guidance of Miriam Fried, Itzhak Perlman, Kim Kashkashian, Donald Weilerstein, Areta Zhulla, Ayano Ninomiya, Lucy Chapman, Vivian Weilerstein and Merry Peckham.
Named after the Japanese kanji for “trust and reliance,” Trio Rai seeks to build meaningful relationships with audience members and the music they perform, while enjoying the process of exploring the great works of the piano trio repertoire.
About WSO's Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Initiative
Each year, the Symphony hosts an event for emerging instrumentalists as part of it's new Young Artist Chamber Series and the Young Artist Concerto Competition - two treasured parts of the Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Initiative. The series is part of the fullfilment vision WSO's Board's Vice Chair Mr. Thomas C Clark and the WSO – to showcase some of the best rising musical talent and give young artists an important credential. “This wonderful initiative furthers the WSO’s goal of cultivating the next generation of artists while also broadening the Symphony’s programming. I am so grateful to Tom Clark for his support and dedication to the arts and to promoting fantastic young musicians. The young musicians featured as performers in the Chamber Series are at the forefront of classical music’s exciting future.” says WSO Executive Director, Doug Donato.
Mr. Clark, with many years of experience serving on the boards of orchestras and performing arts organizations, knows well the significance of this type of opportunity for young musicians for its performance, monetary, and credential values. “Having been involved for a long time with emerging musicians, I know how important it is for them to demonstrate their prowess in a performance with a symphony orchestra. The prize fund is a named endowment and has real and enduring value both for the winners and the Symphony. I’m happy that the Prize will advance these young artists throughout their musical careers,” Mr. Clark explains.