Trio Balthasar

26 Jul 2022 – 19:30 @ St Mary’s Church – (opening time 18:45) Trio Balthasar

7:30pm Tuesday 26 July

St Mary’s Church


£0.0 to £32.0

Michael Foyle – violin
Tim Hugh – cello 
Iain Burnside – piano 

We welcome Iain Burnside once again (see 19 July) in the second of two very special chamber concerts. Recently formed by violinist Michael Foyle, cellist Timothy Hugh and Iain Burnside, the new ensemble’s name was initially suggested by Burnside as a homage to the German baroque architect Balthasar Neumann. As he was on the point of rejecting it as too pretentious, his colleagues pointed out that Balthasar was also the name of one of the Wise Men in the Nativity story – from which there developed the idea of three men on a journey, bearing gifts. 

Whilst not strictly gold, frankincense and myrrh, the three works programmed include Beethoven’s Ghost trio, so-called on account of its almost eerie-sounding slow movement; the Mendelssohn piano trio that was said to have inspired Brahms; and Judith Weir’s first encounter with the piano trio form, the starting point being Schubert’s song Der Gondelfahrer – the Gondolier… 

Judith Weir – Piano Trio (1998) 
Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in E flat, Op. 70/2 
Felix Mendelssohn – Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 

Tickets: £32, £24, £14, £9 (18 and under £5, FREE in adult £9 seats) 

Generously sponsored by Drew & Kate Brown, Peter Lavender and Anthea Martin-Jenkins 
Drew and Kate Brown are supporting this event to honour their mother and grandmother, Amy Sosland Brown 

Photo: Trio Balthasar (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)