This concert marks the second in the 2023-24 Music for Peace series.
Virtuoso ensemble Trio Flamecrest, with violinist Jean Huang, violist Amy Galluzzo, and cellist Carol Ou will perform uplifting music by Beethoven, Bacewicz, Schubert, Kodaly and Leshnoff. Joining them on the Brahms Piano Quartet in A major will be acclaimed pianist Mia Chung.
Ludwig von Beethoven: “Eye Glasses” duo in Eb major, WoO 32
Grazyna Bacewicz: Suite for Two Violins
Franz Schubert: Andante Sostenuto, D471
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo for String Trio
Jonathan Leshnoff: Lekh
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quarter no. 2 in A major, op. 26
The concert will be held at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, near Harvard Law School, at 7:30 pm.
Benefits Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund. $25 for Mass. Peace Action members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students and low incomes.
To reserve, write a check to “Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund” or “MAPA EF” and mail to 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, or call 617-354-2169 with credit card number. Or reserve your tickets online.
Donations to support our work for peace are welcome in any amount. Supporters donate $250 or more to Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund; they receive two tickets with preferred seating in the first 3 rows to each concert and recognition in the programs. Sponsors donate $500 and receive four tickets; Benefactors donate $1,000 and receive eight tickets. All contributions above $35 per concert are tax-deductible.
The audience is invited to join the musicians and Peace Action members at a reception after the concert. The venue is wheelchair accessible via a ramp to the left of the church.
Trio Flamecrest is a virtuoso ensemble founded by three close friends in 2022. Cellist Carol Ou, violinist Jean Huang, and violinist-violist Amy Galluzzo met in the studio of legendary violinist and teacher James Buswell, whose irrepressible joy and profound curiosity about life has inspired countless musicians across the world. During the early days of the pandemic when the global community quieted and only bird songs were heard, Carol and Jean missed their homeland, Taiwan, where the flamecrest is an endemic bird. This tiny rare bird with wild orange flames on its crown thrives in the pine forest canopy of Taiwan’s highest mountains. The trio draws inspiration from this colorful songbird to light great music aflame for all to hear and to experience.
Individual members of Trio Flamecrest are critically acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians who have performed at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, National Gallery of Art, National Concert Hall of Ukraine, and other prestigious venues across the globe. The trio performs all combinations of music for violin, viola, and cello from the last five centuries including trios by Beethoven, Mozart, Dohnanyi, Schubert, Kodaly, and contemporary composers such as Jonathan Leshnoff. In concert, the group creates tangible connections for audiences with composers and performers through creative programming, insightful commentary, and exuberant performances.
Mia Chung has ascended to the highest ranks of America’s pianists. Described as “uncommonly insightful, individualistic, lively” and “technically dazzling” by the New York Times, Ms. Chung has enjoyed great success as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Ms. Chung possesses an exceptional understanding of and love for the works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms, and has performed extensively in North America, Europe, Asia and Central America.
In addition to her illustrious career as a concerto soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Chung’s work at NPR earned her a nomination as “Debut Artist of the Year.” She went on to serve as “Artist-in-Radio” at WCRB-FM in Boston and WGMS-FM in Washington, D.C. and has appeared on public radio programs throughout the United States.She and her husband John have four children and reside in the Boston area.
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