The Classical Piano Trio: Charting a Course Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn

February 21, 2018 | 7:30pm

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, Friends of Mozart presents three trios for piano, violin, and cello, by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn, which reveals each composer’s distinctive handling of the form.  Mozart’s idiomatic treatment of each instrument sets the path for Beethoven, while Haydn’s Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29, the latest of the three works on the program, demonstrates the elder musician’s unflagging interest in the expressive possibilities of a new age and the evolving keyboard instrument. 


Theresa Salomon, violin
a native of Germany who came to New York in 1993, performs on baroque and modern violin. She has participated in numerous international festivals, including Festival Presence, Paris; Gulbenkian Festival, Lisbon; and the Prague Spring Festival.  Ms. Salomon performs in New York with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, American Classical Orchestra, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra. Theresa Salomon serves on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, where she teaches performance practice and baroque violin.

Lindy Clarke, cello
is a founding member of the Claring Chamber Players, the Hudson Trio, and the New York Baroque Consort.  She has also been a guest artist with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Bargemusic, and the North Country Chamber Players.  Lindy Clarke performs with numerous period instrument ensembles and orchestras, including the Classical Band, American Classical Orchestra, Grand Tour Orchestra, and Trio Pasqualati.  Ms. Clarke coaches chamber music groups through Alaria, the DiMenna Center, and Summertrios.  

Yi-heng Yang, fortepiano
appears throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, performing on early and modern keyboard instruments. During the 2013-14 season, she made her Friends of Mozart debut in a program featuring Mozart’s keyboard trios. Recent seasons include performances with Tricia Park, Charles Neidich, James Shields, David Felberg, and the Apple Hill String Quartet. She plays with numerous ensembles, including the Sebastians, Gretchen’s Muse, and Trio Pasqualati. Upcoming recordings include the complete Mendelssohn Violin Sonatas on period instruments, with violinist Abigail Karr.