Ax, Kavakos & Ma
Mar 11, 2022
Ax Kavakos Ma

Overview

Three of today’s most extraordinary musicians reunite for an intimate and unforgettable performance. The trio returns after a sold-out March 2020 appearance at Symphony Center that the Chicago Classical Review praised for its “seamless cohesion and fine unanimity of purpose throughout,” in which music by Beethoven was “played with the sense of relaxed intimacy and infectious enjoyment of chamber music at its finest.”

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Schedule
Friday, March 11, 2022
8:00 PM
Program
Verbytsky

Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy i slava, i volia (National Anthem of Ukraine) [Concert Start]

Beethoven, arr. Wosner

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)

Beethoven
Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Beethoven
Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost)
Beethoven

Allegretto ma non troppo from Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2 [Encore]

Performers
Sponsors

This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon


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