Friday October 21st: Marsyas Trio (flute, cello, piano)

Spanning three centuries of social unrest in continental Europe, we feature composers who were forward-thinking in their day. Haydn’s Trio No.29 was written during the French Revolution, while Martinu wrote his Trio during the Second World War. Lili Boulanger contributed to the gender revolution in classical music by becoming the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, and Debussy’s musical innovations need no introduction. Fanny Mendelssohn was the prodigiously talented sister of Felix Mendelssohn who pursued her creative path despite the 19th-century social expectations and discouragement from her own father.