Chamber Music at the Clark: Lincoln Trio

Lincoln Trio

Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00 pm PDT – 4:00 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Lincoln Trio seats posts here on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Lottery registration closes Thursday, September 14, 2017.

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Lincoln Trio

Desirée Ruhstrat, violin
David Cunliffe, cello
Marta Aznavoorian, piano

Nominated for Grammy Awards in 2014 and 2017, the Lincoln Trio has become Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensemble. Praised for their joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing, and beautiful blended tone, the trio takes its name from their home in the heartland of the USA. Formed in 2003, the trio’s polished presentations of well-known chamber works and their ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire has led to the group’s reputation as a first rate ensemble. Their latest recording, featuring trios by Rebecca Clarke (UK), Arno Babajanian (Armenia) and Frank Martin (Switzerland) was hailed by The San Francisco Chronicle as “fervent and imaginative…[“Trios from  Our Homelands”] features three relatively little-known piano trios from the 20th century that deserve better acquaintance—and that get fine, fiery readings from these musicians.”



Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979)
Piano Trio

Moderato ma appassionato
Andante molto semplice
Allegro vigoroso

Frank Martin (1890–1974)
Trio on Popular Irish Folk Tunes

Allegro moderato
Gigue: Allegro


Stacy Garrop (1969– )
Silver Dagger (written for the Lincoln Trio)

Johannes Brahms (1883–1897)
Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87

Allegro moderato
Andante con moto
Scherzo: Presto
Finale: Allegro giocoso


The Lincoln Trio appears by arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf Artists,

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