American and German Piano Trios by
Philip Lasser (2003, West Coast Preview) & Robert Schumann (No. 1 in D minor)
THE LEE TRIO
Lisa Lee, Violin | Angela Lee, Cello | Melinda Lee Masur, Piano
Musical introductions by Karsten Windt
The first East Bay event of SALON CLASSIQUE is kindly hosted by Jörg Rupf, founder of St. George Spirits in Alameda. He will give a personal introduction to spirit making. A complimentary tasting of those products and snacks are included. Also a selection of rare family imported Chinese Tea is offered by our friend Niki Santo.
A portion of the ticket donations goes to the YOUNG MUSICIANS PROGRAM in Berkeley to support the newly founded Youth Orchestra for acquiring new musical instruments.
You are cordially invited to join us for the first East Bay concert of SALON CLASSIQUE. Many of you have heard cellist Angela Lee performing in several of our former events. This time she will be joined by her sisters Lisa and Melinda for THE LEE TRIO and it is a great pleasure to welcome them in our series. The international acclaimed ensemble has received numerous awards and performs regularly all over Europe, Asia and the US. They also enjoy giving masterclasses and performing works of living composers. On the program the contemporary Piano Trio in F sharp by Philip Lasser from 2003, in which the composer combines the old romantic tradition of Brahms with modern elements of American music. It is followed by Schumann's highly romantic D minor trio, written "with fire and passion" especially for private and intimate venues like the ones we choose for our chamber music concerts.
The program reflects elements from both the new and old worlds, and so does our side program during the interval. Jörg, our host, came to California from Germany almost 30 years ago and founded the first fruit distillery in the US, St. George Spirits/ Hangar One in Alameda. He will give us a short insight into fruit distillation and you will have the chance for a complementary tasting of some of those hand crafted products. For those of us who are not into liquor drinking, our friend Niki Santo will provide a selection of rare Chinese tea directly imported from China by her own family. Thank you Niki and Jörg, for sharing your passion with us!
Doors open 3:30pm. Music at 4:00pm.
Suggested donation: $50-70. Sliding scale. Cash or checks are welcome at the door. Includes snacks, refreshments and the complimentary tasting of handcrafted spirits & rare Chinese Tea. A portion of the ticket donations goes to the Young Musicians Program in Berkeley to support the newly founded Youth Orchestra for the purchase of musical instruments.