Concerts promise to be noteworthy events

By: K. Michelle Moran | C&G Newspapers | Published January 6, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/FARMINGTON HILLS — Lovers of classical music will have not one, but two opportunities to see a trio of accomplished musicians perform works by some of the world’s most famous composers.

The nonprofit Chamber Soloists of Detroit will present the concert “in tre!” Jan. 10 at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms and at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills. Doors for the War Memorial concert will open at 10 a.m. for the brunch event, which will include an artist talk. Tickets cost $35 for the brunch and concert, or $25 for just the concert; student tickets cost $10 for those under age 25 with identification. The St. John Lutheran Church concert will include complimentary refreshments and will start at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 for adults, or $10 for students under age 25 with identification. 

Cellist Suren Bagratuni will perform with violinist Aaron Berofsky and pianist Pauline Martin. Selections will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Op. 70, No. 1, Joaquín Turina’s Trio in B minor and Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio No. 2, Op. 66 in C minor. 

“As in painting, the number three is very special,” Martin said in a prepared statement. “In three, ‘in tre!’, we have a trio of unique musical narratives, each crafted to be expressed by a unique musical voice. Like a good discussion between three individuals, the exchange of ideas and perspectives through music leads to the creation of new understandings for all involved, including the audience. While the experience is unique to each, the new destinations within our hearts and minds only can result from this shared conversation, the experience of a live performance of music for piano trio.”

The War Memorial is located at 32 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms. St. John Lutheran Church is located at 23225 Gill Road in Farmington Hills. For tickets or more information, visit www.ChamberSoloistsDetroit.org or call (586) 944-5353. For more about the War Memorial concert, call (313) 332-4074 or visit www.gpwarmemorial.org.