The Schubert Club’s Music in the Park Series will present Canada’s Gryphon Trio, one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave.
The Gryphon Trio—Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin; Roman Borys, cello; and James Parker, piano—will present “Around the Great War,” featuring works by Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives, and Maurice Ravel.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, theGryphonTriohascommissioned and premiered more than 75 new works from established and emerging composers around the world. The group’s recordings are an encyclopedia of works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Lalo, Shostakovich and Piazzolla. In 2011, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences acknowledged the Trio’s recent recording of piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven with a Juno Award in the category Best Classical Album: Solo and Chamber Music.
Pushing the boundaries of chamber music, the Trio has collaborated on special projects with clarinetist James Campbell, actor Colin Fox, choreographer David Earle, and a host of jazz luminaries at Lula Lounge, Toronto’s leading venue for jazz and world music. The group’s most ambitious undertaking to date is a multimedia production of composer Christos Hatzis’s epic work Constantinople, scored for mezzo- soprano, Middle Eastern singer, violin, cello, piano, and electronic audiovisual media, which they have brought to audiences across North America and at the Royal Opera House in London.
The ensemble-in-residence at Music Toronto for 10 years, the Gryphon Trio tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. Cost is $24 for adults. You can buy tickets online at schubert.org/musicinthepark or call 651-292-3268.