Day of Music 2021
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- Chamber Music
Our programme features three contrasting works, beginning with music by Cui – his music exemplifies romantic melodicism. Schmitt’s Sonatine en Trio unfolds as a charming conversation between the instruments, a haunting waltz, a melancholy adagio, and a rousing folk dance as the finale. Lastly, Connesson’s Techno-Parade seeks to emulate the relentless sense of pulse in the Techno-EDM genres; treating each instrument like a machine, achieving a fascinating sound that is atypical of this ensemble.
Nicole Linaksita – Piano
Aidan Wong – Clarinet
Paul Hung – Flute
Five pieces by César Cui arranged by Andrea Cheeseman and Shelley Collin
Sonatine for flute clarinet and piano by Florent Schmitt
Techno Parade by Guillaume Connesson
The Paragon Trio is a newly formed chamber ensemble based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Consisting of Paul Hung (flute), Aidan Wong (clarinet), and Nicole Linaksita (piano), the ensemble seeks to explore and expand the little known repertoire for this unusual instrumentation through performing hidden gems and commissioning new works. After working as colleagues in various organizations and projects such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Music on Main, Postmodern Camerata and more, the group has come together and is excited to present this ensemble in innovative and eclectic ways.