Concert 3

The Chicago and Evanston concerts will be performed live and live-streamed on our YouTube channel.


Paul Schoenfield
TRIO for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1990) 

William Grant Still
Selections from THREE VISIONS for Piano Solo (1935) and FOLK SONG SUITE No. 2 (1962)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
TRIO in A Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 50


March 6, 2022 7:00 PM
New England Congregational Church
406 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora IL
March 9, 2022 7:30 PM
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave., Chicago IL
March 13, 2022 7:30 PM
Music Institute of Chicago Nichols Hall
1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston IL

Program Notes

The Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Paul Schoenfield was composed in 1990 and is a wonderfully expressive celebration of Hassidic Judaism traditions. Entertaining and yet artistically profound, this chamber gem presents a spectrum ranging from folk utterances to subjective modernism.

William Grant Stills’ haunting and provocative Three Visions for Piano brings us a musical journey of the eternal mystery: death and the questions of afterlife. Composed in 1935 for his wife, Stills’ piano composition is provocative and alluring. His Folk Suite # 2 comprises delightful and colorful movements tastefully presented as chamber miniatures.

Tchaikovsky’s Trio in A minor is a touching memorial piece for his mentor Nikolai Rubinstein, founder of the Moscow Conservatory. Rubinstein was Tchaikovsky’s employer at the conservatory and the pianist to whom Tchaikovsky originally wanted to dedicate his Piano Concerto in B flat minor. A highly poignant work in two movements completed in 1882, it is the only work Tchaikovsky wrote for violin, cello and piano.


Per the state of Illinois’s requirements, all audience members will be required to wear masks at all three venues. Audience members may email for any updates to these requirements closer to the performances.

The livestreams from Chicago and Evanston will be available on Orion’s YouTube channel, which will also host a recording of the performance for a limited time.