Classical Encounters Foundation Inc

A California Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation
Presents a Program Featuring 

Pacific Trio

Edith Orloff - Piano, Roger Wilkie - Violin, and John Walz - Cello

 edie orloff rogerwilkie John Walz



 "Top string quartets pop up everywhere, but first-rate piano trios are rare. Aconcert by the Pacific Trio was a special treat, as the trio demonstrated inconvincing manner, why it should be considered one of the best." So began theLos Angeles Times review of Pacific Trio's debut. Each member has enjoyed acelebrated career on the international music scene, rich in recital, ensemble, andconcerto performances.


Founded in 1979 in Los Angeles by John Walz and Edith Orloff, this renownedensemble has played more than 1,000 concerts in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In addition to touring, they serve as trio-in-residence at theIdyllwild Arts Summer Program in southern California.

In 1986, the trio made its New York debut at Lincoln Center, in a concertbenefiting the New York chapter of the Alzheimer's Foundation. "The membersof the trio played with warmth, expertise, and unanimity . . .elegantly tapered,yet directly emotive playing." (The New York Times).

Pacific Trio began recording in 1989, with a CD of Brahms and Shostakovich,followed by trios of Dvorak and Smetana. Since then, they have completed manyextensive European tours and have recorded the Beethoven Triple Concerto withthe Czech National Orchestra in Prague. Their CD, "American Composers" –featuring music of Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, and Muczynski - was releasedin fall of 2009 in conjunction with concerts in Germany, Poland, and France.Reviews in the German press rated their performances as...."chamber music ofthe highest order."

In November of 2014, the trio made its Russian debut in St. Petersburg with aperformance at the "Silver Lyre" festival, along with a promotional tour inEurope for their latest CD of trios by Bloch, Zemlinsky, and Korngold for the Capriccio label.


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) – Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502

Bohuslav MARTINÛ (1890-1959) – Bergerettes
Poco allegro
Allegro con brio
Andantino Allegro Moderato


Anton ARENSKY (1861-1906) - Trio in D minor, Op. 32
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Elegia: Adagio
Finale: Allegro non troppo