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Announcing our Virtual Concert Series!

We're still here for you!

 

We're not letting Covid 19 stop us from continuing to bring you beautiful classical music! We're pleased to announce our new virtual concert series for all to enjoy FREE! On the first Sunday of each month, we'll be featuring the artists who were originally scheduled to perform so you don't miss a thing!

This Month's Featured Artists

Eroica Trio

Happy New Year to all Friends of Music!
 
We truly look forward to a full recovery in 2021 and resumption of Friends of Music presentations in 2022. No doubt the long silence will increase our appreciation of, and love for, these great classical music concerts. We hope these monthly collections of performances by artists who were canceled but will return to our stage when the coast is clear will whet your appetite for the 2022 season.
For many years the worldwide gold standard of performing piano trios was the Beaux Arts Trio, led by the magnificent pianist Menahem Pressler. The Beaux Arts Trio has finally disbanded, and the Eroica Trio is now without doubt the most sought-after trio in the world. Our favorite reviews were this from the Wall Street Journal: “Just as in their successful Carnegie Hall debut and smash-hit CD release, these women demonstrate that on musical merits they have earned their foothold on the very highest rung of the profession”; and from the Tucson Citizen: “They looked like supermodels and played like demons on crack... Rarely does one hear such a combination of sheer physicality, gripping intensity and idiomatic versatility as this threesome served up.”
After literally years of negotiations, the Eroicas were finally booked to play in Brookings last October, but, alas, that was not to happen. We are thrilled to report, however, that they have agreed to come to Brookings during our 2022 season. This is a concert you will not want to miss. We hope you enjoy this selection of a few of their performances.

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First, a complete performance of the Beethoven Piano Trio Opus 11:
A signature piece is their rendition of "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla
(stick with it - the videographer settles down after a few seconds)
Finally, we hate to leave you in tears so soon in the New Year, but this rendition of the stunningly gorgeous "Suk Elegy" is cathartic.