The Chicago Ensemble 41st Season, Program III

Lecture Series

March 25, 2018

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Assembly Hall

Mozart’s  admiration  for the playing of  a clarinetist whom he knew led to his composing several pieces featuring that instrument. The trio for clarinet, viola and piano, mellow in character as this combination would seem to suggest, has invited other composers’ contributions to this genre. The Chicago Ensemble’s third program in its 41st season offers the Mozart trio along with trios by Carl Reinecke and Gordon Jacob. Reinecke’s trio, a German Romantic work in A Major, op. 264, is one of his most admirable compositions, although it was written after the composer turned 80. The style is somewhat like Schumann’s, expressive, passionate and consummately well-crafted. Jacob’s trio dates from 1969. A British composer who studied with Vaughan-Williams, Jacob was particularly adept at writing for winds. This trio looks to music of the Baroque period for a model.


$25 General Admission; $10 Students; Free for students with a valid UCID.

Presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts Series and The Chicago Ensemble.

Gerald Rizzer, Piano

Rose Armbrust Griffin, Viola

Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, Clarinet