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When the Tokyo String Quartet retired in 2013, two of its members — violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith — found a new partner: pianist Jon Kimura Parker. The newly formed Montrose Trio quickly earned a reputation for “absolutely top-notch musicmaking” (The Washington Post), infusing their decades-long experience with the spark of a new collaboration. They make their Meany Center debut as a trio with a program that explores the whimsy of Haydn, the robust romanticism of Brahms and the colorful world of Shostakovich.
"There was a natural musicality and spontaneity in everything the ensemble touched." — The Washington Post
HAYDN: Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29
SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio in E Minor, Op. 67
BRAHMS: Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1889 version)