Creativity in Times of Insecurity
Laura Reynolds, oboe; Patricia Shands, clarinet; David Granger, bassoon
Kirke Mechem Trio, op. 8 (1959)
Donald Waxman Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1960)
Sean Osborn Miniature Trio (2001)
Damian Montano Trio for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon (2009)
Insecurity can be a springboard for creative inspiration and music is often thought to reflect the times in which it is written. Trois Bois examines these concepts with an all-American program of works brought to life during periods of insecurity for the United States. The concert begins with two trios by living composers of the Greatest Generation, written at the height of the Cold War, and concludes with two trios by Generation Xers, composed in the first decade of the 21st century. Works by Kirke Mechem, Donald Waxman, Damian Montano and Sean Osborn. Trios Bois will add context with verbal commentary and invite listeners into the conversation.