Piano Trio to Open Concert Series

The Triple Helix Piano Trio will perform Russian piano trios on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Blue Hill Congregational Church.

BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Concert Association, which has staged world-class concerts for 36 winters, will open its 2013 season with a “musical tea” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Blue Hill Congregational Church. The first concert, featuring the Triple Helix Piano Trio, will follow at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Saturday’s tea, “Treasures from St. Petersburg,” will explore piano trios by Russian composers Dmitri Shostakovich (Opus 8 in C minor and Opus 57 in E minor) and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Opus 50 in a minor). The artists will perform portions of each trio and present a critical discussion of the three works. On Sunday, the Triple Helix will perform all three works at the season’s opening concert.

Admission costs $30 per person. A season subscription to all five concerts costs $120. Students are admitted free.

The internationally acclaimed, award-winning Triple Helix Trio includes violinist Bayla Keyes, cellist Rhonda Rider and pianist Lois Shapiro. In calling themselves “Triple Helix,” the artists were inspired by the notion of the double helix — the dynamic intertwining and interdependence of the spiraling energies that generate life. They saw a parallel in their partnership of violin, cello and piano: each instrument, a potent force in its own right, is entrusted by the composer with its specific share of the music’s “genetic material.”

To purchase a season subscription, call 374-5196 and visit visit www.bluehillconcerts.org.

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