At 7:30 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Galan Trio from Athens, Greece, will perform at Boyce Recital Hall in the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts. They will perform a program of new works for piano trio by Midwestern American Composers, including ISU’s Daniel Powers, whose work “before the fragile gradual throne of night” will open the program.
Galan Trio was formed in December 2012 when three Greek soloists decided to play music together. Currently, the trio consists of Babis Karasavvidis, violin; Marina Kolovou, cello; and Petros Bouras, piano. Since the trio’s formation, they have performed to great acclaim throughout the world, including several tours of the US.
The trio will perform as part of their ongoing “Kinesis” project. According to their website:
”Kinesis is Galan Trio’s attempt to explore the music of contemporary American composers by bringing their works together in an original, multifaceted concert program. The project is based on the collaboration between Galan Trio and professors of composition from selected US Universities.
“Kinesis is an undirected movement of a cell, organism or part, in response to an external stimulus. In Greek, Kinesis means movement, motion. These two concepts were the project’s point of reference.”
The current tour is the third in the Kinesis project. The trio will perform in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and will continue through Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana, before ending in Chicago. Featured composers include Daniel Powers, Dylan Findley, Brooke Joyce, Navid Bargrizan, Jeffery Kowalkowski, Mary Ellen Haupert, Randy Bauer, and Alex Lubet.
The concert will be free and open to the public.