Trio con Brio Copenhagen will make a welcome return to Music in the Park Series on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave. A preconcert discussion will begin at 3 p.m. at the church.
Founded in 1999 in Vienna by violinist Soo-Jin Hong, her sister, cellist Soo-Kyung Hong, and pianist Jens Elvekjaer, these musicians have acquired a worldwide reputation for the freshness of their approach to the core repertoire. Trio con Brio will open their Music in the Park Series program with “Spell,” a piano trio by Per Nørgård, the most prominent Danish composer after Carl Nielsen and one of the most original figures in the cultural life of Denmark.
The trio’s sound benefits from the superb instruments all three play: Soo-Jin plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri from the 17th century, Soo-Kyung plays a Grancino cello, and Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway Artist. The ensemble was coached by the Alban Berg Quartet, Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin and Harald Schoneweg at the Cologne University of Music. The trio members are the founders and artistic directors of the Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival, which was launched in 2011.
A limited amount of tickets are still available. You can order tickets online at schubert.org/musicinthepark or call 651-292-3268.