Red Hedgehog Trio On a Commission Mission

Red Hedgehog Trio 3

Marina Krickler, Daniel Sedgwick, Marjorie Gere

The Red Hedgehog Trio concluded their two-week retreat with a delightful concert that featured works for solo keyboard and violin-piano duo, as well as for the rather unusual instrumental combination of horn-violin-piano trio.  J.S. Bach’s exquisite Partita No. 1 in Bb Major (BWV 825) opened the program, followed by John Harbison’s mysterious and atmospheric “Twilight Music” for Horn, Violin and Piano.  Brahms’s lyrical Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100  led into the second half. The fourth and fascinating final segment of the program was “10 X 10” ─ 10 New Miniature Trios by 10 Composers,  a collection of ten very brief works (each under two minutes in length) written by ten different composers for their trio. The Red Hedgehogs conceived and developed this project for the 10 X 10 Upstreet Arts Festival, a collaborative arts festival held annually in Pittsfield, MA. This effort represents a first step towards building new repertory for the ensemble of horn-violin-piano – a worthy cause.  More power to them!

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