By Gabriel Prynn, cellist
After the refinement of An evening with the Schumanns, which launched Trio Fibonacci’s 2015-2016 season last month, the beautiful Bourgie Hall will welcome us once again on November 27th in a particularly festive mood.
Christmas is above all a time of light, rebirth and marvel. We therefore invite you to come and experience the first emotions of this magical time of year with your families thanks to our interpretations of both celebrated classics, as well as some rare and unique musical gems that have been especially transcribed for the Trio Fibonacci.
And here is where you’ll be able to discover more about the works on the programme, the stories behind them, and also read some of our personal thoughts on the music we’ll play.
This will actually be the very first Christmas concert in the history of the Trio Fibonacci. Hence a very special occasion for us to explore this theme, and particularly the way in which the spirit of the Christmas holiday, which has both religious and social significance, may be translated into music.
For us, a musical Christmas has several meanings: a celebration of the winter season, the passage from darkness into light, birth and rebirth.
We of course should not forget the spiritual dimension of Christmas, nor the idea of redemption through love, which is a central theme in the life of Jesus and also has been a recurring subject in Western music since time immemorial.
We have therefore chosen a programme which perfectly reflects these key elements, that is to say music by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms and Schoenberg.