The Hibiki Trio, a chamber group for violin, clarinet, and piano, will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Sunday afternoon, October 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall. Its members are Jennifer Dalmas, Associate Professor of Violin at Stephen F. Austin State University; Christopher Ayer, Professor of Clarinet at Stephen F. Austin State University; and Kae Hosoda-Ayer, Associate Professor of Piano at Baylor University. The latter two, a married couple, often perform together, in the USA, Canada, and Japan, as the Duo Karudan.
Opening the Hibiki Trio’s program at Baylor will be Contrasts by Hungarian master Béla Bartók. Composed in 1938, this work has three movements: “Recruiting Dance,” “Relaxation,” and “Fast Dance.”
Also to be heard is a work from 2001 by American composer Stephen Chatman. Carrying the simple name of Trio, its movements are “Scales,” “Blues,” and “Dance.”
The Hibiki Trio’s program will close with Russian master Igor Stravinsky’s brilliant suite from L’Histoire du Soldat. Stravinsky’s original version was premiered on stage at Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1918, as scored for a narrator, actors, dancers, and seven instrumentalists. He arranged a five-movement suite for three instruments the following year, and it, too, was greeted with great popularity. L’Histoire du Soldat tells the story of a soldier and the devil. In the suite for trio, the piano takes the place of the stage version’s percussion section and represents the devil.
This guest recital by the Hibiki Trio is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.