Virtual Concert Premiering on
Monday, November 30, 2020, 7:00 PM PT
Respighi: La Primavera from “Trittico Botticelliano (trio)
Britten: Lachrymae, Op. 48 (viola and harp)
Respighi: L’Adorazione Dei Magi from Trittico Botticelliano (trio)
Rameau: La Vilageoise (harp solo)
Tournier: Vers la Source dans le Bois (harp solo)
Jacque Casterede: Etude No. 5 (flute solo)
Pierre-Octave Ferroud: Three Pieces (flute solo)
Respighi: La Nascita Di Venere from Trittico Botticelliano (trio)
The Myriad Trio is made up of three award-winning classical musicians hailing from three prestigious organizations. Che-Yen “Brian” Chen, Demarre McGill and Julie Smith Phillips — met when they were members of the San Diego Symphony more than 10 years ago.
Since then, Phillips has continued with the symphony as principal harpist, Chen has recently become a professor of viola at the UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music and McGill is principal flutist of the Seattle Symphony. Their busy schedules have made their concerts together rare.
The Myriad Trio is continuing a musical tradition that started more than a century ago. The first known works for flute, viola and harp were composed by Debussy around 1915.
“It’s a sonorous combination of sounds and colors,” noted Phillip. “A lot of composers followed Debussy’s lead. We take standard repertoire and build on that to find music that is right for the trio.”