The Adaskin String Trio is renowned for it's compelling programming featuring an exciting mix of familiar and more adventurous musical styles.  They also perform thrilling collaborative programs, especially with long time guests, pianist Sally Pinkas and/or oboist Thomas Gallant. Info and sample programs below.

Hailed for commanding interpretations of well known string trio masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Dohnanyi, & Schnittke, the trio also loves introducing audiences to rarely heard musical gems by composers such as Berkeley, Cowell, Cras, Françaix, Herzogenberg, Klein, Kodály, Martinu, Reger, Röntgen, Rozsa, Sibelius, Taneiev, and Villa-Lobos. Their repertoire includes transcriptions of Haydn’s charming trios originally for baryton, viola & cello, Mozart’s transcriptions of Preludes and Fugues by Bach, Bach’s monumental Goldberg Variations transcribed for trio (complete or selected variations), and occasional new crossover transcriptions by composers such as Paul Simon or Chick Corea. In addition, the trio has premiered and recorded exciting new music by composers such as Murray Adaskin, Robert Carl and David Macbride.

For over fifteen years the trio has developed a special musical and personal relationship with renowned pianist and Dartmouth Artist-in-Residence Sally Pinkas for numerous breathtaking performances of piano quartets by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, Saint-Saëns, Faure, Bridge, Turina, and Martinu. Sample programs below. Their partnership has earned rave reviews: 
“ferociously gorgeous” - Audiophile Audition 
“...performed with trademark vibrancy by the Adaskin String Trio. The piano performance of Israeli-born Sally Pinkas on this album is nothing short of remarkable.” - BlogsCritic 
“worth celebrating… passion as well as precision” - Classical Voice of New England 

Internationally acclaimed oboist Thomas Gallant is a frequent guest artist, performing Mozart's famous Quartet for Oboe and Strings as well as works by Mozart comtemporaries such as Fiala, JC Bach and Krommer. Other repertoire includes works by Britten, Elgar, Bax and Bliss. Since 2005 Gallant, Pinkas and Adaskin violist Steve Larson have performed together as Ensemble Schumann, occasionally joining forces with the rest of the Adaskin String Trio for special five-player programs including works such as the Quartet for oboe, violin, cello & piano by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu and the Quintet for oboe, strings and piano by French romantic master Théodore Dubois. 

Sample String Trio Programs   

A)   

String Trio Op. 9 no. 2 in D major   L. van Beethoven   

String Trio   Gideon Klein (1919-1945)      

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String Trio in b minor  Sergei Taneiev (1856-1915)    

String Trio Op. 19   Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)
 

B)      

String Trio in Eb Major Op. 3   L van Beethoven   

Songs of my People (2013)   Michael White (b. 1931)   

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Trio for violin, viola, and cello (1945)   Heitor Villa-Lobos  (1887-1959)   
 

C)   

String Trio in c minor Op. 9 no.3   L van Beethoven   

String Trio no. 2 H.238    Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)   

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Trio in G Major    J. Haydn   

Trio (Serenade) Op. 1   Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995)   
 

Sample Programs with Sally Pinkas, piano   

A)   

String Trio in G Major Op. 9 no. 1   L van Beethoven   

String Trio in A Major   Alexis Roland-Manuel   

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Piano Quartet in c minor Op. 60 (or g minor Op. 25)  J. Brahms   
 

B)   

String Trio (1927)  Jean Cras (1879-1932)   

Phantasy for Piano and Strings  Frank Bridge  (1879-1941)   

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Piano Quartet in A Major Op. 26   J. Brahms   
 

C)   

Piano Quartet in a minor Op. 67   Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)   

A Sephardic Life for String Trio  Michael White (b. 1931)   

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Quatuor in Bb Major Op. 41  Camille Saint-Saens

 

Sample Programs with Thomas Gallant, oboe

A)

Oboe Quartet in F Major     Josef Fiala

String Trio in G Major Op. 9 no 1  L. van Beethoven

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String Trio    Alfred Schnittke

Oboe Quartet  K 370   W. A. Mozart

 

B)

Oboe Quartet    J. C. Bach

"Open" for String Trio  (1997)    Robert Carl

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Seven Paragraphs for String Trio   Henry Cowell

Oboe Quartet  K. 370   W. A. Mozart

 

Special Program with Sally Pinkas, piano, and Thomas Gallant, oboe

Oboe Quartet  K. 370   W. A. Mozart

Phantasy for Piano and Strings   Frank Bridge

Quartet for oboe, violin, cello and piano    Bohuslav Martinu

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Quintet for Piano, Oboe and Strings in F Major   Theodore Dubois