Festivals & Series

Horszowski Trio

Part of the Winter Chamber Music Festival

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jesse Mills, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano

The Los Angeles Times declares, “The Horszowskis are power players… Memorably monumental.” Taking its inspiration from pianist Mieczysław Horszowski, who instructed the trio’s pianist Rieko Aizawa at the Curtis Institute, the ensemble’s repertoire includes music of Fauré, Granados, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Martinů, and Villa-Lobos—composers who collaborated with Horszowski during his lifetime. The group has performed the complete cycles of piano trios by Beethoven, Schumann, and Brahms, and actively cultivates lesser-known treasures from the trio repertoire by Arno Babajanian, Leonard Bernstein, Vincent d’Indy, and Morton Feldman, among others. Their collaborations have included composers John Harbison, Charles Wuorinen, and Joan Tower, and chamber musicians such as the Escher Quartet’s Aaron Boyd, the Tokyo String Quartet’s Kikuei Ikeda, Masumi Per Rostad, and the Ying Quartet’s Phillip Ying. The trio is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College and at the Leschetizky Association in New York City.

Bedřich Smetana, Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15

Music from the Fantasiestücke Project (Chicago premiere):
Derek Bermel, Remembrance
David Fulmer, Eldorado
Paul Chihara, Fantasy "Little Red Dragonfly"

Robert Schumann, Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 972-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.