Children in Distress

Children in Distress

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
15 Sep 2019
  • Music
Listen to a new composition alongside works from Vivaldi, Schubert and Brahms, on the theme of children.

15:00 | Free with Museum admission

The Avant Piano Trio and singer Natasha Day present a programme of music exploring stories of children in danger – and the safety of a home. Lullabies by Glière and Brahms appear alongside the terrifying Erlkönig by Schubert, depicting the desperate attempt of a father to save his son. Maurice Emmanuel’s In Memoriam was written following his mother’s death. The concert also includes music by Vivaldi, who worked for much of his career at the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage in Venice, where he wrote most of his compositions for the young girls of the institute. And the Trio also give the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work for ensemble and voice.

The Avant Piano Trio is an Italian-Slovenian chamber music group founded in 2017 by pianist Alessandro Viale, violinist Rebecca Raimondi and cellist Urška Horvat. The Trio is particularly interested in performing chamber works of the 19th and 20th century, discovering and commissioning living composers. In 2019 the Trio will perform in Oxford, in Tuebingen (Germany) and in Gozo (Malta) for the Victoria International Arts Festival. They have the privilege to work regularly with the American violinist Jacqueline Ross at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata for violin, cello and continuo in C minor
World premiere of a newly-commissioned work for piano trio and voice
Reinhold Glière: Berceuse from 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig for piano trio and voice
Johannes Brahms: Wiegenlied for Violin and Cello
Maurice Emmanuel: In Memoriam Op. 11 for violin, cello, piano and voice