October 24, 2023
2:00 PM
The Eroica Trio

Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; Sara Sant'Ambrogio, cello

Venue: Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place, free parking in lot off San Pedro/Woodlawn

Co-sponsored by Mattie-Jennie Fund Trust and the Marjorie Walthall Fund 2 

The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. The New York Times writes, "There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce."  The trio won the prestigious Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly successful Lincoln Center debut, and has since toured the U.S., Europe, Middle East, South America and Asia. While maintaining their demanding concert schedule, the Eroica Trio has released eight critically lauded recordings for Angel/EMI Classics Records, garnering them multiple Grammy nominations. The Boston Globe says "The Eroica Trio is the real thing...The thing that most impressed was the litheness of the group's ensemble... Each player in this group brings serious chops to the table, and the group has converted this currency to richer coin by assiduously studying one another's phrasing and tone."  

The first all-female chamber ensemble to reach the top echelon of the field, the trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto more frequently than any other trio in the world, having appeared with renowned symphonies such as Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Nashville, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Houston, New Jersey and Seattle. In addition, they have performed the work abroad with Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi in Spain, Haydn Orchestra in Italy, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Budapest Symphony in Germany, and on multiple tours in the United States with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. The Eroica Trio's recording of the Beethoven Triple with the Prague Chamber Orchestra was so successful it landed on Billboards Top 20 for the first time in recording history. The trio appeared on the German television program "Klassich!" performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Munich Symphony, which aired throughout Europe. A multi-city tour of North America with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Fabio Luisi, culminated in a sold-out performance on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center" series in Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. 

The Eroicas performed the Boston Premiere of the Adolphus Hailstork Piano Trio in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Calderwood Hall; in 2021 they recorded world premiere works by composers Jovino Santos Neto and Miguel del Àguila, commissioned by Ted Viviani. “It's one thing to talk in general about performers who operate on the same wavelength, and quite another to witness a virtuosic display of musical unanimity on the level of Saturday night's superb recital by the Eroica Trio...what proved most striking about the evening was how seamlessly the three performers merged their distinct contributions into a single ensemble voice." says the San Francisco Chronicle. 

The trio has appeared on numerous television programs, including ABC's The View, CNN's Showbiz Today, CBS and ABC News, the CBS Morning Show and Saturday Morning, A&E's Breakfast with the Arts, The Isaac Mizrahi Show, Pure Oxygen, Bloomberg TV and Fox's The Crier Report.  Eroica!—a special documentary about the trio and its commissioning of a new triple concerto by Kevin Kaska—premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens with multiple airings worldwide. The group has been featured in such magazines as Elle, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Detour, Marie Claire, Gotham, Entrée, Bon Appétit, Time Out New York, Gramophone, Piano, Vivace, Auditorium and Chamber Music.  The ladies have graced the covers of magazines as diverse as Fanfare, Cigar, Strings, Tall, and Strad. Grand Marnier created a new cocktail dubbed "The Eroica" which was unveiled for the release of their "Pasión" recording.  Chateau Sainte Michelle, a vineyard in Seattle, also named one of its Gold Medal-winning reislings in honor of the trio.  

The unique history of the Eroica Trio goes back to childhood. Sant'Ambrogio and Nickrenz first met at age 12, when Erika came to study with Sara's grandmother, the founder of Red Fox Music Camp. Two years later, Sara collaborated with violinist Parkins at the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, and later became roommates at The Curtis Institute of Music.  Parkins and Nickrenz also met in their teens, playing together as students at the Pre-College division of The Juilliard School and at the Tanglewood Music Center. That same year the Eroica Trio was formed at The Juilliard School.  

Whether the Eroica Trio is interpreting the Baroque Masters, the power and strength of Beethoven, the jazzy tunes of Schoenfield or the Bluegrass toe tapping rhythms of Mark O'Connor, their performances are deeply personal and continue to thrill audiences around the world.

FULL SEASON SUBSCRIPTION:   Season passes are $100 each for four tickets Tickets can be used at ANY concert, in ANY combination, for maximum flexibility and enjoyment, and can be purchased online in August and/or at the door approximately one hour before each concert.

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