Apex Concerts begins its spectacular Eleventh Season “A New Decade” with a celebration of friendship and community, so dearly missed in times of COVID. “Friends Will Be Friends” brings to Reno a remarkable group of musicians: pianist Gloria Chien, violinists Kristin Lee and Sean Lee, and composer Patrick Castillo, giving the world premiere of a new work on our stage. Together with Apex co-directors Hyeyeon Park and Dmitri Atapine, this group met over the last decade at Music@Menlo, one of the world’s leading chamber music festivals. Inspired by this formative time in their careers, making music together and forging life-long friendships, these musicians have also started a multitude of projects and series across the United States. Apex Concerts was born of our shared belief that chamber music is an all-encompassing art that must be nourished, championed and shared with the widest audience. It will be a privilege to perform and open our 11th season in the company of some of the people who inspired the first!
- Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) Variations on a Theme by Rossini (1942)
- Patrick Castillo (b.1979) Winter Light for Two Violins, Cello and Piano (2020) (west coast premiere)
- Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand, Op.23 (1930)