ACO Chamber Music Series 2016

The Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra’s partnership returns for its eighth popular season in January. Join us for this intimate gathering of musicians in a moving and delightful experience on the stage of the Leonhardt Auditorium. Each program includes a post-concert wine and cheese reception with the musicians.

Advanced Series Discount by October 31, 2015
Purchase a Chamber Music Series Subscription before October 31 and get the advance discount
Series:  $65 Museum Members / ACO Subscribers

After October 31, 2015
Series:  $75 Museum Members / ACO Subscribers ($100 Non-Museum Members)
Individual Seats:  $30 Museum Members / ACO Subscribers ($50 Non-Museum Members)
Students and Children:  $5


Sunday, January 31, 2016  3:00 pm
Jazz Stride Piano Duo

Four hands on one, classic Jazz piano duo
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, piano


Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi are a four-hands jazz piano duo dedicated to playing the songs of the Swing Era, along with ragtime and blues. Since 2010, they have performed together in Europe and Japan, and in 2014 they played for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Paolo and Stephanie have also released two recordings since 2010.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Russian Piano Trio

Mikhail Glinka, Trio Pathétique for Piano Trio
Anton Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32
Aleksandr Zhuk, violin
Ashley Garritson, cello
Catherine Lan, piano


Romance is in the air with these fine and substantial piano trios, both in D minor, by Russian composers Mikhail Glinka (1804 - 1857) and Anton Arensky (1861 - 1906). These works are full blooded, highly romantic, and express the Slavonic soul in the deeply sonorous vibrations of the cello, the soaring melodic lines of the violin, and the brilliant and virtuosic flourishes of the piano. Glinka was the first composer within Russia to create romances, operas and chamber music based on Russian themes and using Russian folk melodies. Arensky wrote his Piano Trio No.1 in 1894 in four movements, and it was dedicated to legendary Russian cellist Karl Davidoff.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Beethoven & Messiaen

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)

Paul Green, clarinet
Leonid Sigal, violin
Ashley Garritson, cello
Tao Lin, piano


The Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1797 and published in Vienna the next year. Also known by the nickname "Gassenhauer Trio," it is one of a series of early chamber works, many involving woodwind instruments because of their popularity and novelty at the time. Quartet for the End of Time was first heard on a frigid January night in 1941, at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner of war camp, in Görlitz, Germany. Olivier Messiaen wrote most of it after being captured as a French soldier during the German invasion of 1940. The première took place in Barrack 27 with the German officers of the camp in the front row. A fellow inmate drew up a program in Art Nouveau style, to which an official stamp was affixed: "Stalag VIIIA 49 geprüft [approved]."

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