Concert 8 - Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 8pm PDF Print E-mail

TRIO APACHES piano trio
O DUO percussion (plus one) 

Rachmaninov    Trio élégiaque no. 1 in G minor             
O Duo Bongo fury 
Granados Spanish Dance no. 5 Andaluza (arr. O Duo)    
Glass  Mad Rush (arr. O Duo)
Shostakovich  Symphony no.15 in A major, op 141 (arr. Derevianko)   


O DUO"Phenomenal artistry ... Brimming with style and panache." TELEGRAPH;

TRIO APACHES: "Their performance ... was a joy to behold and the audience was left breathless

and wanting more." KESWICK REMINDER  


Trio Apaches are well known to Ilkley audiences. Formed in 2012 by violinist Matthew Trusler, cellist Thomas Carroll and pianist Ashley Wass, they chose the name Apaches, which translates as 'hooligans', after the Parisian group which included Ravel, Stravinsky and de Falla. Trio Apaches have been unanimously praised for their infectious joy and their innovative programmes alike. This collaboration with percussionists Oliver Cox and Owen Gunnell (O Duo) is just one striking example.

Rachmaninov's early Trio élégiaque is a single movement work in which the elegiac theme is heard first in the piano and exchanged amongst the instruments to return eventually as a funeral march. O Duo entertain us with elements from their repertoire – Bongo fury was the sell-out Edinburgh Festival show which first brought them to prominence – before joining the Apaches in the transcription of Shostakovich's percussion saturated 15th Symphony. Look out for the prominent quotations from Rossini, Wagner and others!