Jessie Grimes clarinet/bass clarinet | Kay Stephen viola/violin | Charis Hanning piano
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio K.498
Bruch 8 Stücke Op.83 (Selection)
Stravinsky The Soldier’s Tale Suite (with narration)
Kay Stephen previously performed at the Mid-days as part of the Gildas Quartet, who made a great impression with clarinettist Jack McNeill. She shares the stage now with a clarinettist and pianist as member of the audacious Jacquin Trio. A glance at their website will show you how lively, enterprising and versatile this trio is; they are always looking for new ways to engage their audiences. Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio is one of his sublime, mature compositions, and the Bruch pieces are lushly romantic (other memorable Bruch works include Kol Nidrei and Scottish Fantasy). The highlight will no doubt be the trio’s narrated version of The Soldier’s Tale, in which the devil definitely has the best tunes.