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Gryphon Trio Returns for Boise Chamber Music Series Opening Concert

Gryphon Trio

The Gryphon Trio returns to campus at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Velma V. Morrison Recital Hall to open the Boise Chamber Music Series 2018-2019 season.

For this, their fifth appearance with the series, the program will bring an exuberant “Hob. XV in E-flat” by Joseph Haydn, Mendelssohn’s stirring “C Minor Trio, op. 66,” and “Love Triangle” by JUNO-Award-winning Dinuk Wijeratne, a Canadian composer born in Sri Lanka. Wijeratne’s 2013 fusion of Middle-Eastern melody with Indian time cycles features improvised, virtuosic solo cadenzas for all three instruments.

Tickets are $30. Email in advance.

Also note the free, educational event preceding the concert — “A Little Afternoon Music,” at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. The Gryphon Trio will perform their latest commissioned work, “Bytown Waters” by Canadian composer Paul Frehner. The event features a casual, open discussion of about the piece, as well as music commissioning and contemporary chamber music. Public parking will be available in the Brady Garage.

More about the Gryphon Trio:

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Gryphon Trio has impressed audiences with highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys, and pianist Jamie Parker are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century.

The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe and their 20 recordings are an encyclopedia of works for the genre. They have commissioned over 75 new works, and regularly collaborate on projects that push the boundaries of chamber music. Honors include two JUNO Awards for Classical Album of the Year, and the prestigious 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts from the Canada Council.

The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series are sponsored by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State Dept. of Music. Hotel 43 and The Grove Hotel are season sponsors. For further information: Jeanne Belfy,