Candlelight Concerts presents trio
The second presentation in this Wilton Candlelight Concerts season will feature the Kahane/Swensen/Brey trio in a program of works by Schumann, Mozart, Ravel, and Schoenfield. The concert will take place at 4 on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Wilton Congregational Church. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and available at the door. Children 16 and under will be admitted free.
Kahane/Swensen/Brey was launched just last year when pianist Jeffrey Kahane, violinist Joseph Swensen, and cellist Carter Brey reunited following a 25-year hiatus to establish a formally constituted trio.
They had last performed together in the 1980s at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, and produced two recorded programs for national broadcast. Each member of the trio has enjoyed a highly successful career as a soloist and chamber musician in addition to holding important leadership posts in the orchestra world.
A versatile artist, Mr. Kahane is recognized for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov, and John Adams. For the past 15 seasons he has served as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Swensen, who has had a major career as a violin soloist, is currently conductor emeritus of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and founder/artistic director of Unity Hills Arts Centers International (U-HAC), a nonprofit based in Townshend, Vt., committed to bringing the arts of all cultures to underserved communities worldwide.
Mr. Brey holds the Fan Fax and Leslie R. Samuels Chair at the New York Philharmonic. In the chamber music realm, he has performed regularly with the Tokyo and Emerson Quartet and the Philharmonic Ensembles Program among others.