Poulenc Trio To Perform Feb. 11 In Los Alamos

The Poulenc Trio/Courtesy photo

Artistic Director
Los Alamos Concert Association

The most active piano and wind chamber ensemble in the world, the Poulenc Trio, will perform in Los Alamos on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium.

Alex Vvedenskiy (oboe), Bryan Young (bassoon) and Irina Kaplan Lande (piano) named their ensemble after French composer Francis Poulenc who wrote a witty piece for this unusual combination of instruments.

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 where the group premiered two new works with violinist Hilary Hahn

The ensemble’s Los Alamos program will include a work written for the trio by award-winning composer Viet Cuong along with works by Handel, Glinka, Shostakovich, and Rossini, as well as the trio by Poulenc that inspired their name. 

All those attending the concert will be required to wear masks in the Smith Auditorium lobby and performance hall. As there is no assigned seating, patrons will be asked to be vigilant about social distancing when choosing seats in the spacious auditorium. It will be particularly helpful if those entering an empty row will move toward the center so later arrivals won’t need to climb over people sitting at the aisle.

The Smith Auditorium is located at 1300 Diamond Drive on the campus of Los Alamos High School. Tickets ($35) are available electronically at www.losalamosconcert.org,  in Los Alamos at the Fuller Lodge Arts Center and Smith’s Marketplace, and in White Rock at Smith’s. Tickets for young people ages 6-18 are free.

For complete artist, venue, and ticket information, visit LACA’s web site at www.losalamosconcert.org


Handel:  Trio Sonata in F major

Glinka: Trio Pathétique in D minor

Shostakovich:Two short pieces

Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

Viet Cuong: Trains of Thought (2012)

Rossini: Fantaisie Concertante on themes from Semiramide