Prometheus Trio Presents Mozart, Babajanian & Schumann
Prometheus has a history of pairing classics with interesting new works. "Although we return to the masterworks, we are always looking for new music," pianist Stefanie Jacob says.
Babajanian's Trio is passionate and aggressive, giving rise to moments of lush Romanticism as well as driving rhythms inspired by Armenian folk song (a trait shared by fellow Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, an early champion of Babajanian's music). Prometheus Trio will close the program with Schumann's Op. 63 (1847), the most well known of the German master's three piano trios. Performances take place at the Helen Bader Recital Hall (1584 N. Prospect Ave.) 7:30 p.m. April 23-24.
"Blaze of Glory"
Early Music Now
St. Joseph Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee's celebrated Early Music Now closes its 25th season April 21 by teaming the award-winning voices of the Calmus Ensemble Leipzig with the recorder ensemble QNG: Quartet New Generation. A 4 p.m. lecture (and preview of next season) precedes the concert at 5 p.m.