Maverick welcomes Trio Solisti

The Maverick’s dizzyingly rich chamber music series draws to a close soon, but not before a few more world-class ensembles have a chance to rock its stage. On Sunday, September 1, the Maverick welcomes a real heavy: Trio Solisti, a prolific touring and recording piano trio that specializes in the Romantic repertoire but is equally at home with the rigors of Haydn (the inventor of the piano trio), French impressionism and modern and cabaret music. The New Yorker declared Trio Solisti “the most exciting piano trio in America,” and this writer regards their 2005 recording of Brahms’ three trios to be among the most sensitive he has heard, thanks largely to pianist Fabio Bidini’s grace under pressure (Brahms is murder on pianists). Trio Solisti’s Maverick program essentially describes the direct line of Germanic descent, as Classicism gives way to Romanticism (leaving out the complicated matter of Beethoven): Haydn, Schubert and Schumann. Tickets cost $55 and $30 based on location, with the Maverick’s aggressive and future-looking student tickets set at $5.

Trio Solisti
Sunday, Sept. 1, 4 p.m.
Maverick Concert Hall
120 Maverick Rd., Woodstock