Grand County Music Series, Poulenc Trio makes third appearance on Jan. 22
The Poulenc Trio is one of the world’s most active touring piano-wind ensembles. The Trio’s members are from Russia, Turkey and the US. playing the bassoon, oboe and piano. Since they last performed in Grand County in 2013, they commissioned two new pieces that will be part of Friday night’s program.
According to Bryan Young, bassoonist for the Trio, discovering new composers and commissioning new works are the most exciting part of what they do. One of the new pieces they will perform is called Trains of Thought, by young composer Viet Cuong. Cuong’s works have been performed on six continents and in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Aspen Music Festival, US Navy Band International Sax Symposium and Boston GuitarFest.
The Trio includes one new member this season, Fatma Daglar, a native of Turkey. She is the principal oboist of the Annapolis and Maryland Symphony Orchestras and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Russian pianist Irina Kaplan graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She has performed throughout the world and is on the piano faculty of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. From Washington DC, Young is the principal bassoonist for the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras.
The passion and commitment of everyone connected with Grand County’s concert series have impressed the Poulenc Trio. Young says returning to Grand County, “feels like reuniting with old friends and sharing new musical experiences.” He also noted the welcoming community environment.
“Of course, we love to get in a bit of skiing when we’re in town, he added.”
The Poulenc Trio performs at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash. Tickets are available at the door and online at the GCCS website. The concert will be followed by a reception with the artists.
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