In their first appearance at The Woodlands, the strings of the Pyxis Piano Quartet will offer an intimate afternoon of chamber works chosen to complement the elegance and acoustics of the Hamilton Mansion ballroom.
Luigi Mazzocchi (violin), Amy Leonard (viola) and Jennifer Jie Jin (cello) open their virtuosic concert with Johan Halvorsen’s Passacaglia (an homage to Georg Frederic Handel) and a String Trio by another Handel fan – Luigi Boccherini – whose music might have been played at The Woodlands!
20th century offerings include Zoltán Kodály’s colorful Intermezzo (inspired by Hungarian folk music); Three Madrigals written by Bohuslav Martinů for the legendary brother/sister duo of Joseph and Lillian Fuchs (who had strong Philadelphia connections); and Ernő Dohnányi’s stunning Serenade for String Trio.
Come hear vibrant chamber music in West Philadelphia’s classical Hamilton Mansion!
Pyxis Trio Repertoire
Passacaglia (after Handel) for violin and cello (1893)
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
String Trio in c minor, Op. 14, No. 2
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
I. Allegro moderato
III. Tempo di minuetto
Intermezzo for String Trio (1905)
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola (1947)
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
I. Poco Allegro
II. Poco Andante
Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10 (1902)
Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)
I. Marcia: Allegro
II. Romanza: Adagio non troppo
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
V. Finale: Rondo