Sunday 26 April | 12:00 (Coffee from 11:00) | £12 | £8 under 16
THE Mifune Tsuji Trio
Mifune Tsuji - violin
Jin Theriault - saxophone
Paul Jackson - piano
Renowned violinist Mifune Tsuji, saxophonist Jin Theriault, and pianist Paul Jackson perform as a unique trio, playing solo, duo and trio pieces from around the world. The three musicians have been performing together to great acclaim since 2012.
Darius Milhaud - Suite for Violin, Saxophone and Piano
Dmitri Shostakovich - Five Pieces
Percy Grainger - Colonial Song
Eugène Bozza - Aria
Michio Miyagi - Haro No Umi (The Sea in Spring)
Astor Piazzolla - Chau Paris !!!
Astor Piazzolla - Concerto for Quintet
This eclectic programme features music for violin, saxophone and piano spanning four continents. The European tradition is represented by two French composers - Darius Milhaud's sunny and melodic Suite for Violin, Saxophone and Piano is complemented by Eugène Bozza's beautiful Aria for saxophone and piano. Two very different aspects of Asia come in the form of Dmitri Shostakovich's witty Five Pieces for trio and Michio Miyagi’s haunting Haro No Umi (The Sea in Spring), originally for shakuhachi and koto, here performed in a version for violin and piano. Australian composer Percy Grainger’s 'attempt to write a melody as typical of the Australian countryside’ resulted in Colonial Song, a richly melodic piece in an almost Puccinian vein. The concert closes with two pieces by the most famous composer of Argentinian tango music, Astor Piazzolla, with his rhythmically driving Chau Paris !!! and Concerto for Quintet.