Martin Trio sur des melodies populaires irlandaisesBeethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 â€˜ArchdukePiazzolla Primavera portenaAn ensemble of three women from France, the United States and Taiwan, the San Francisco-based Aleron Trio’s mission is to present chamber music to as broad a range of audiences as possible, whether performing in cathedrals, museum galleries, intimate chapels or the traditional concert hall. Listeners can expect to hear a variety of styles from the classical repertoire to a fusion of genres including American jazz and Irish idioms. In addition to upcoming performances in the Bay Area, during the 2011-2012 season Aleron Trio will perform the Beethoven Triple Concerto in the Midwest, and will return to France for the third consecutive summer to appear as featured artists at celebrated music festivals. Aleron Trio will perform works by Beethoven, Frank Martin and Astor Piazzolla. The program begins with Beethovens magnificent â€œArchdukeâ€ trio, which Beethoven claimed as the most satisfying of his chamber compositions. Swiss composer Frank Martin focused on traditional folk songs to construct a beguiling work developed from the rich loam of Ireland in Trio sur des melodies populaires irlandaises. Argentinean Astor Piazzolla, the quintessential crossover composer, incorporated the earthiness of tango into classical forms and captures the rejuvenating energy of spring in Primavera portena. Aleron Trio is a fiscally sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. For more information visit alerontrio.com or www.facebook.com/alerontrio.