2011-12 Schneider Concerts Presents Schumann Piano Trio

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Schumann Piano Trio

The Schumann Trio was conceived in 2008 by violist Michael Tree, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and pianist Anna Polonsky. These three artists made their initial musical connection at the Curtis Institute and at the Marlboro Music Festival. After many years of performing together in different combinations, crossing paths at music festivals, and collaborating with the Guarneri String Quartet (of which Mr. Tree is a founding member), the three musicians decided to come together to explore the rich, under-represented repertoire for clarinet, piano, and viola or violin.

“From the first notes … the ensemble established its interpretive priorities: ravishing tone and keenly refined phrasing.”—Washington Post

Program includes:

Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano in F Major, Op. 17 (horn part arr. for viola by M. Tree)
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Major, Op. 120, No. 1
Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano in A Minor, Op. 114 (cello part arr. for viola by M. Tree)

Founded in 1957, the Schneider Concerts chamber music series has been hailed in the New York Times as “one of the best deals in town for lovers of classical music.” It is known for presenting many of the world’s chamber music notables before their rise to fame. Peter Serkin, the Guarneri String Quartet, and Tashi made their New York debuts in Schneider Concerts; Yefim Bronfman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Murray Perahia also performed in the series early in their careers.

For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/concerts.


Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street


$17.50 general admission
$15.00 senior admission
$5 student stand-by ages 30 and younger with valid school ID
And as part of a $82 7-concert subscription or $70 5-concert subscription.

Reservations can be made by calling 212.229.5873 or emailing nsc@newschool.edu.

Box Office Information:

Single event purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office. Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event.

Special Needs:

If a person attending your event has a special needs request, i.e. hearing assistance or wheelchair accessibility, they should contact the organizer of the event at:

Phone: (212) 229-5873

Contact Information:

(212) 229-5873

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