Remaining 2016–2017 Chamber Music Series

Poulenc Trio

Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Ridge

The Poulenc Trio (Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; Liang Wang, oboe; Bryan Young, bassoon) is the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world. Since its founding in 2003, the trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia. In a recent review, the New York Times praised the trio for its “elegant rendition” of Piazzolla’s Tangos. The Washington Post said the trio “does its namesake proud” in “an intriguing and beautifully played program” with “convincing elegance, near effortless lightness and grace.”

Rachel Barton Pine

Pollard Auditorium

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In both art and life, violinist Rachel Barton Pine has an extraordinary ability to connect with people. Celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works, her performances combine her innate gift for emotional communication and her scholarly fascination with historical research. She plays with passion and conviction across an extensive repertoire, thrilling audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and infectious joy in music-making. The Washington Post calls Pine “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” and says, “[she] displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” Pine tours worldwide as a soloist with prestigious orchestras, has an active recording career, and has run The Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation since 2001 which provides services and funding to promote classical music education and