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Evening Concert, The Capital Trio and Guests. Music by Beethoven, Malsky, and Dvorak

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Capital Trio and Guests

Music by Beethoven, Malsky, and Dvorak

Duncan Cumming: piano
Hilary Walther Cumming: violin
Violet Son Walther: violin
David Walther, Jr.: viola
Sölen Dikener: cello

The Capital Trio (Duncan Cumming, Hilary Walther Cumming, and Sölen Dikener) from the University at Albany join Violet Son Walther and David Walther for a chamber music program including a trio, a quartet, and a quintet. The program will begin with Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 16 and continue with a new work by Clark University professor and composer Matt Malsky titled The Archipelago of Regrets. The program will finish with one of the great works in the chamber music literature, the Piano Quintet, Op. 81 by Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904).

The Capital Trio began as the Cecilia Piano Trio in 1997, named not only for the patron saint of music but also the cellist’s daughter, who was two years old at the time; reconfigured in 2008 after a series of triumphs and trials, the group has toured extensively. In addition to giving lectures and master classes and coaching chamber music at the University at Albany, the Trio has recently completed professional residencies at Long Island University in New York and Clark University in Massachusetts.

As guests of the Capital Trio, David Walther and Violet Son Walther are powerhouse musicians in their own right. Violist and composer David Walther has been a member of the Debussy Trio since 1999, and soon after became a founding member of the New Hollywood
String Quartet, both of which are critically acclaimed groups. At age four, as part of a famed Suzuki violin class Violet Son Walther toured Europe and the United States, performed for the Pope, appeared on The Oprah Show, and performed at Carnegie Hall. After graduating in 1998 from the University of Southern California, Ms. Walther has performedwith many Los Angeles orchestras and chamber groups as a freelance musician.

To Reserve: This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required but cannot be accepted until Wednesday, March 16. Please call the Athenæum’s events reservation line, (617) 720-7600.