Our annual festive fall concert, this year features music for piano, clarinet, flute, and viola with Marija Stroke, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Jonathan Bagg, viola and Laura Gilbert, flute.
W.A. Mozart Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”
Erwin Schulhoff Sonata for flute and piano
Robert Schumann “Fairy Tales” for clarinet, viola & piano
Maurice Duruflé Prélude, récitatif et variations op. 3 for flute, viola, and piano
Clarinetist Alan R. Kay is Co-Principal Clarinetist of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Principal Clarinet with New York’s Riverside Symphony and the Little Orchestra Society. Mr. Kay’s honors include the C.D. Jackson Award at Tanglewood, a Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, Juilliard’s 1980 Competition, and the 1989 Young Concert Artists Award with the sextet Hexagon later featured in the prizewinning documentary film, “Debut.” Mr. Kay is a founding member of the Windscape quintet. His summer festivals include the Yellow Barn and the Cape May Music Festival. Mr. Kay taught at the Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Germany and currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Stony Brook University. A virtuoso of wind repertoire, Mr. Kay has recorded with Hexagon, Windscape, the Sylvan Winds, Orpheus and numerous other ensembles. His arrangements for wind quintet are available from Trevco Music Publishing and International Opus.
Pianist Marija Stroke has performed across the US and Europe, including concerto appearances in the United States, France, Germany and Austria. The Apollo Trio, in which Ms. Stroke plays, has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and in Europe. In addition to frequent appearances at American music festivals – from the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York to Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon, the trio has performed at prominent New York venues, including Caramoor, Bargemusic, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The Apollo Trio made its Kennedy Center debut in 2009, and has recorded the complete Dvorak Piano Trios. Ms. Stroke has performed with the Brentano, Miami, Daedalus, and Borromeo string quartets. Her recordings include chamber music of Bruce Adolphe on a CRI disc, and the three sonatas for violin and piano of Edvard Grieg, with violinist Curtis Macomber, on the Arabesque label.