Live and Livestream Concert

A maximum of 20 people may attend in person at PianoForte Studios. Audience members must wear masks at all times. While family groups may sit together, different audience members/groups will be seated at least six feet apart. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Call 630-628-9591 or email

The livestream will be available on Orion's YouTube channel which also will host a recording of the performance for a limited time. Virtual access is free. Donations are welcome and can be made on Orion's website.

All programming is subject to change.



Johannes Brahms
Trio No. 1 in B Major for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 8

Alexander Arutiunian
Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1992)


February 5, 2021 6:00 PM
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave., Chicago IL

Program Notes

Johannes Brahms' Trio No. 1 in B Major for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 8, composed in 1853-4 and revised 35 years later, is a deep and mature work that nonetheless exudes youthful energy.

Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (1992) by Alexander Arutiunian contains moods ranging from emotionally tense to lyrical. The Verdehr Trio commissioned the piece, and describes its final movement as "containing elements of Armenian dance rhythms with their capricious pulse and unexpected irregularities in a freely improvised melodic style."