Tue Nov 28 19:00
Scott St. John, Rachel Mercer, Angela Park: Trios by Lau & Ravel
Canadian chamber music superstars Scott St. John, Rachel Mercer, and Angela Park grace our stage to celebrate the music of Kevin Lau, who has recently made Ottawa his home. Join us for the Ottawa premiere of Lau’s new work Under A Veil of Stars, specially commissioned by the trio. The programme will also include other works from Kevin’s oeuvre and Ravel’s magnificent Piano Trio. The St. John-Mercer-Park Trio’s new album of Kevin Lau’s music, Under A Veil of Stars, will be available for sale and signing after the performance.
Scott St. John is Concertmaster and Artistic Partner of the innovative ROCO Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Texas, and teaches Chamber Music at University of Toronto. Rachel Mercer, described as a “pure chamber musician,” (Globe and Mail) is well known to Ottawa audiences as Principal Cello of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists as both a soloist and collaborator. Although they all have extensive solo and orchestral careers, their work as a trio is creating a growing body of commissions and repertoire. An evening spent in their company is a delight.
Please note that Kevin Lau will be present for an in-person Chamber Chat with Carissa prior to the concert, from 6:00 – 6:30 PM.
Kevin Lau (b. 1982)
Intuitions No. 2
Under a Veil of Stars*
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Piano Trio in A minor
II. Pantoum: Assez vif
III. Passacaille: Très large
IV. Finale: Animé
A Simple Secret*
This concert is presented with the support of Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa.
Lara Deutsch performs on a 14k gold Haynes flute, generously loaned by Canimex Inc. of Drummondville, Québec. This concert is presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
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