The Navarro Trio closes its 25th season as resident chamber music artists at Sonoma State with works by Beethoven, Taneyev and Dvořák on April 23 at 2 p.m. in Schroeder Hall. Joining Navarro’s co-founders, pianist Marilyn Thompson and cellist Jill Brindel, will be violinist Victor Romasevich and guest violist Wayne Roden, both members of the San Francisco Symphony.
Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Quartet in C Major, Wo0 36, No. 3 for piano, violin, viola and cello
Taneyev (1856-1915): String Trio in D Major for violin, viola and cello
Dvořák (1841-1904): Trio in E minor, Op. 90 ("Dumky") for piano, violin and cello
The program features Beethoven’s little-known quartet in C for piano, violin, viola and cello, written when the composer was just 15 and modeled on a piano sonata by Mozart.
The String Trio by Taneyev, composed in 1880, received praise by the great Tchaikovsky who said, "I have examined at the entire work and am amazed at the composer's skill."
The 2 p.m. concert closes with one of Dvořák’s most beloved works for piano, violin and cello, the “Dumky” Trio.
General admission tickets are $8, including parking. Tickets are free to SSU students with ID. For more information, call the music office at 707-664-2324.