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Tuesday, June 6 @ 7.30pm : Printempo – Trio Montsouris

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TRIO MONTSOURIS will present a recital featuring masterworks for clarinet, violin, and piano. The program includes some of the most significant chamber music written by Eastern European composers of the 20th century. Repertoire includes works by Bartók (Hungarian), Stravinsky (Russian), and Khachaturian (Soviet Armenian). This program of modern Eastern European music allows the audience to experience important works for this chamber ensemble and also showcases the unique timbre and technical abilities of each instrument separately and together.

Jenny Maclay, clarinet
Léo Marillier, violin
Orlando Bass, piano

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The Program

Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano – Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)
I. Andante con dolore, con molto espressione
II. Allegro
III. Moderato

L’Histoire du Soldat Suite – Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
I. Marche du Soldat
II. Le Violon du Soldat
III. Petit Concert
IV. Tango-Valse-Rag
V. La Danse du Diable

Contrasts – Béla Bartók (1881-1945)     
I. Verbunkos (La ronde de recrutement)
II. Pihenő (Relaxation)
III. Sebes (Danse folle)

The artists

Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. She made her solo debut at the age of 16, as first prize winner of the Huntsville Symphony Young Artist Competition. She was the only North American high school student invited to participate (on a full scholarship) in the inaugural year of the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy. Additionally, she was the first prize winner of the 2009 Ocala Symphony Young Artists Competition. Ms. Maclay attended the University of Florida where she graduated summa cum laude and was a Fulbright Scholar finalist. Her teachers include Mitchell Estrin, Donald Dowdy, Todd Waldecker, and John Cooper. She has performed in the master classes of noted clarinetists Stanley Drucker, Yehuda Gilad, Jon Manasse, and Charles Neidich, at such venues as the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest and Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. She was the youngest presenter of refereed research at the 2014 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest. This season, Ms. Maclay presented recitals and master classes at the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi, and was a featured soloist at the keynote ceremony of the 2015 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. Her students are regularly selected to perform in the Florida and Alabama All State bands. Ms. Maclay was the recipient of a 2015-2016 Harriet Hale Woolley Award to study music in Paris, she attends the Versailles Conservatoire. She has achieved a number of notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Astral Artists and Concert Artists Guild. Her teachers are Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, and Donald Dowdy.

Léo Marillier, violinst, earned his Bachelor and Masters with the highest distinction from the Paris Conservatory and NEC in Boston, thanks to a scholarship from the Florence Gould Foundation. Invited by numerous festivals in Europe, America, and Korea, he participated in the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship. Also a composer, he is edited by Delatour.

Orlando Bass is a student at the CNSMD in Paris since 2013, where he was first accepted in a writing class, then in 2014 in the accompaniment class and in 2015 in the piano and improvisation classes. He obtained in 2014 his prize for harmony and counterpoint, in 2015 the fugue. He already performed in several festivals as a pianist and harpsichordist and also plays jazz and improvised music.