Events | Eclectic Salon

Los Angeles | January 16, 2016 | 8:00 PM

Celebrating the Diversity of L.A. Musical Landscape

Tuesdays@MONK Space und Eclectic Salon present: Varied Trio

This program in the historic surroundings of Villa Aurora celebrates the diversity of the musical landscape of Los Angeles and is produced in collaboration with a variety of ensembles, some of which have been founded during the last decade, when L.A. became a true hub for new music. 

Lou Harrison was not the first composer to write for violin, piano & percussion, but he did create its most lasting and beloved work, the Varied Trio, from which the current ensemble takes its name.

This program takes the Varied Trio as a point of departure and inspiration for the evening, featuring pieces from every decade since the composition of Lou’s masterpiece. Composed two years after the Varied Trio, Paul Dresher combines a minimalist sensibility with Harrison’s lyricism in his stunning Double Ikat. Japanese composer Tochi Ichiyanagi wrote the engaging and rhythmic dance piece Trio Interlink in 1992 for the same performers that premiered Harrison’s work. The concert will also feature two duo works from the first decade of the 21st century: Don Womack’s An Infinite Moment, based on fleeting images of “things that cannot last but will always be there”, and Three Movements for Violin and Vibraphone, LA Phil principal timpanist Joseph Pereira’s insightful take on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Rounding out the program is the premiere of Tristan Koster’s virtuosic and vivacious Memory Fragments, commissioned and written for the trio.

About Varied Trio
Three of Los Angeles’ premiere chamber musicians--Yuri Inoo, Aron Kallay, and Shalini Vijayan--form the Varied Trio, a fearless chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the here and now. Explorations in color, rhythm, and melody are born from the unique combination of violin, piano, and percussion. The trio’s repertoire ranges from icons of the genre, such as Lou Harrison’s Varied Trio, to new works created specifically for the group by the leading composers of today.

$ 25, $ 20 (seniors, students): Buy tickets online!
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 7 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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