April 10, 2024

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents Visiting Piano Trio

CHAMBER CONCERT: The Puget Sound Piano Trio performs works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Del Aguila at Trinity Church on April 24 at Trinity Church. (Photo by Sy Bean)

On Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents PSO principal cellist Alistair MacRae, violinist Maria Sampen, and pianist Ronaldo Rolim of the Puget Sound Piano Trio at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street.

The trio is the ensemble-in-residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music in Tacoma, Wash. On the program are Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in E Major, Hob.XV/28; Miguel Del Aguila’s Barroqueada, Op.128; and Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op.66.

Over its four-decade history, the trio has presented hundreds of concerts in venues throughout the United States. The musicians are equally at home performing repertoire from the standard classical canon and hot-off-the-press works of living composers. In 2023, the trio gave the West Coast premiere of Miguel del Aguila’s Barroqueada, a neo-Baroque suite infused with Latin American dances. This became the seed of a program entirely dedicated to Latin American music for the 2023-24 season, including 21st-century works by Gabriela Ortiz and Alejandro Cardona. The trio can be heard on the 2020 Navona Records recording Drift, featuring Tianyi Wang’s trio Dark Blessing.

Tickets are $45 per person, youths 5-17 receive a 50 percent discount with an adult purchase. Visit princetonsymphony.org.