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AKS Trio w/ Osmo Vänskä, clarinet

Friday, February 02, 2018 - 8:00 PM (Add to calendar)

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Composed of three dynamic, highly esteemed artists, the AKS Piano Trio made its debut three seasons ago. Combining a shared musical heritage from the Marlboro Music Festival and a love of performing great masterworks together, the trio of Lydia Artymiw, Erin Keefe, and Wilhelmina Smith has become a vital addition to the top tier of chamber ensembles. Joining the trio for this concert is Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä, who also happens to be an exceptional clarinetist. Their program includes Milhaud’s spirited Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano and Kalevi Aho’s Eros, a work the Finnish composer wrote specifically for Keefe and Vänskä.

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Op. 157b
Aho: Eros for Violin and Clarinet [Philadelphia Premiere]
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with James Primosch

Erin Keefe, violin

American violinist Erin Keefe has been hailed as “an impressive violin soloist” by the New York Times and has established a reputation as a compelling artist who combines exhilarating temperament and fierce integrity. She was recently named Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006 as well as.

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Osmo Vänskä, clarinet

Osmo Vänskä is recognised for his compelling interpretations of repertoire from all ages, passionately conveying the authentic message of the composer’s score. Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra for over a decade, Vänskä has led the orchestra on five major European tours including festivals and venues such as the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Barbican Concert.

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Lydia Artymiw, piano

The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Prize, Philadelphia-born Lydia Artymiw has performed with over one hundred orchestras world-wide including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Luke’s Chamber.

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Wilhelmina Smith, cello

Wilhelmina Smith

Cellist Wilhelmina Smith has been awarded a 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music.  She made her solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a student at the Curtis Institute of Music and in 1997 was a prizewinner in the Leonard Rose International Cello Competition. She has gone on.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.  All…more info