Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 8:00 pm
CONCERT CHANGE NOTICE: Violist Michael Tree has informed us that with great regret, he is unable to perform with the Schumann Trio in their concert on Saturday, September 22 at Reynolds Theater. Mr. Tree is having two surgeries in the coming weeks to remove cataracts, these procedures could not be rescheduled for another date.
In place of Mr. Tree, another superb violist, Paul Neubauer, will perform with Anthony McGill and Anna Polonsky for the concert. Neubauer was, at 21, the the youngest ever principal player for the New York Philharmonic. Neubauer is a frequent collaborator with McGill and Polonsky as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; he is also a faculty member at Mannes College for Music in New York.
The concert program has been altered to accommodate the change in personnel. Here is the program the Schumann Trio — Paul Neubauer, viola; Anthony McGill, clarinet & Anna Polonsky, piano — will now offer:
The Guarneri Quartet’s founding violist, Michael Tree, formed the Schumann Trio with two of his favorite younger musicians, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Anna Polonsky. With “ravishing tone and keenly refined phrasing” (Washington Post), they illuminate the unique character — warm, deep, intimate in range yet spacious in timbre — of the clarinet-viola-piano repertoire.
SCHUMANN: Märchenerzählungen Op. 132
BRAHMS: F Minor Sonata, Op. 120 No. 1 (Anthony McGill & Anna Polonsky)
SCHUMANN: Marchenbilder Op. 113 (Paul Neubauer & Anna Polonsky)
BRUCH: Selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83