Finisterra News and Upcoming Events
Naxos releases Daron Hagen's four piano trios. Critical review has been great! The CD can be bought at most CD music outlets! The trio is thrilled with this release and very honored to have a chance to bring this music to light. Thanks to Pat Strosahl and the Seasons in Yakima for their help in this project, what a great team.
Finisterra has been getting a lot of airplay lately on various NPR stations. Of particular interest will be this Sunday, Oct. 15th the first part of a live recording of the wonderful concert we played with jazz greats, the Bill Mays trio (with Martin Wind and Matt Wilson on bass and drums) will be aired at 1pm on KPLU, locally or on the net. Try your local station in other cities or tune in online to KPLU.
October. Finisterra has just begun an exciting new project! After searching high and low for a composer writing music and, further, piano trios that we could really believe in, we got in touch with Daron Aric Hagen, a New York composer in the prime of his career. Mr. Hagen's work has attracted much notice of late for its populist charisma. Hagen's work not only excites audiences as well as performers and critics because of its great craftsmanship and compositional and emotional depth. His is music that engrosses in the first and through many subsequent hearings. As it turns out, Hagen had the first two movements of a new trio underway when we contacted him. He listened to some of our playing and set about to finish the work capitalizing on Finisterra's strengths as a trio.
January. Finisterra has just finished recording the new trio The Wayfaring Stranger, by Daron Hagen. This piece is fabulous and we have had a great time throughout this process of learning, interpreting and recording the work. Look for it on an upcoming CD in the next months from the Seasons label. Until then, please download a copy of the second movement found on the "media" page. Here are the notes Hagen included in the preface to the work:
January. We are very excited to hear that the great American composer, Ned Rorem thinks that the Wayfaring Stranger trio is a great success. Further, he says Finisterra's performance is "exquisite."
January. The World Premiere of the Wayfaring Stranger will take place at the Seasons Concert Hall in Yakima, WA where Finisterra are Artists-In-Residence on March 3, 2007 at 7:30. www.seasonsmusicfestival.com
January. We have just confirmed that Finisterra will be returning for its fourth year to the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, a place we hold very dear to us. We look forward to some great music making there the week of August 1-4.
January. Jazz meets classical music in Part 2 of a concert by
The Bill Mays Trio and members of Finisterra on Jazz Northwest on Sunday,
February 4 at 1