Projects

Wind Across the Sky

Bruce Adolphe’s Wind Across the Sky, which is based on poems of the Iroquois, Abenaki, Anishinabi, and Cheyenne tribes, was written for the Apollo Trio and soprano Lauren Skuce, who is half Iroquois. Since the world premiere, the work has been performed at a variety of music festivals and concert series across the United States from New York to Alaska. Plans are being made for the recording of Wind Across the Sky and Bruce Adolphe’s Trio No.2.

The Tiger’s Ear

The Tiger’s Ear, also by Bruce Adolphe, in which the trio is joined by flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, oboist Stephen Taylor, and violist Misha Amory, is based on the paintings of six American 20th Century painters: Jackson Pollack, Barnett Newman, Clyford Still, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning. Slides of the paintings are shown during the performance of the music. See The Learning Maestros for more information, an audio clip and image. Performances of The Tiger’s Ear have taken place at the Kennedy Center and at New York’s Symphony Space.

Borscht Belt Follies

The Apollo Trio, with clarinetist David Krakauer and Dave Taylor, bass trombonist, will be giving the premiere of David Schiff’s Borscht Belt Follies in February 2011 in the Chamber Music Northwest Encore Series/ ROMP Festival in Portland , Oregon. The piece is in the jazz, klezmer, and classical styles.

Dvorak Trios

In 2011 the Apollo Trio will record the complete piano trios by Antonin Dvorak.

Written by mstroke

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm