Neave Trio Performs Music by Ravel and Tailleferre on

Bard Music Festival’s 12-Concert Series

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON – On Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 1pm, the Boston-based Neave Trio will perform on two concerts presented as part of Bard Music Festival’s 12-concert series, Nadia Boulanger and Her World. The concerts will be performed for a live audience at the Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater at Bard College (Manor Ave.) and livestreamed online.

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 31st season with an exploration of the life and work of Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians. Through a series of themed concert programs, lectures, and panel discussions, Nadia Boulanger and Her World pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in the history of classical music.

On Program Two, “Contemporaries and Colleagues,” August 7 at 1 p.m., Neave Trio will perform Ravel’s Piano Trio on a concert which traces Nadia Boulanger’s early musical relationships. The program couples songs she wrote in her teens with chamber works by then-preeminent Debussy, her composition teacher Fauré, and renowned classmates George Enescu and Ravel. Ravel composed his only piano trio after nearly six years of sketching and planning. But following the beginning of World War I in 1914, Ravel was motivated to quickly complete the work before enlisting in the French army. In a letter to Igor Stravinsky, he wrote, “The idea that I should be leaving at once made me get through five months’ work in five weeks! My Trio is finished.” Complete program and ticket information: https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/boulanger-p2/

On August 8 at 1 p.m., Program Four, “The Epitome of Chic: Paris Between the Wars,” offers a snapshot of post-World War I era through vocal and chamber works by both Boulanger sisters and a host of their fellow Parisians. Neave Trio will perform Tailleferre’s Piano Trio. Tailleferre was the sole woman composer of Les Six. She composed her melodically captivating and boldly rhythmic trio between 1916-17, but did not publish the work until after she revisited it 60 years later around 1978. Complete program and ticket information: https://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/boulanger-p4/

Neave Trio Performs Music by Ravel and Tailleferre on

Bard Music Festival’s 12-Concert Series Nadia Boulanger and Her World

Presented In-Person and Livestreamed Online

Program Two: Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 1pm (Ravel)

Program Four: Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 1pm (Tailleferre)

In-Person Tickets: $55 at Fisher Center’s LUMA Theater

Bard College | Manor Ave | Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Livestream Tickets: $10 (Free for Fisher Center members)

12-Concert Livestreaming Package: $75

Tickets and more information at www.fishercenter.bard.edu/bmf

About the Neave Trio

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. WQXR explains, “’Neave’ is actually a Gaelic name meaning ‘bright’ and ‘radiant’, both of which certainly apply to this trio’s music making.” The Boston Musical Intelligencer reports, “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going,” and “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, the Neave Trio continued to find meaningful ways to perform safely. The Trio has performed virtual concerts for The Violin Channel’s “Living Room Live” series, the “Notes of Hope: Music for the Frontline” series, and for Longy School of Music of Bard College’s Virtual Benefit. Other recent and upcoming livestream concerts include performances presented by the Asheville Chamber Music Series and the Auditorium Chamber Music Series at University of Idaho. Recent outdoor, socially distanced concerts include performances at PS21 in Chatham, NY; the Walnut Hill School’s “Summer of Art, Six Feet Apart” festival; and Newport Music Festival.

For more information, visit www.neavetrio.com.

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