Rembrandt Chamber Players turns to works of great emotional power in Trios from the Heart at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. Husband-and-wife duo Jeannie Yu and Stefan Kartman open the concert with a performance of Samuel Barber’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, with its luscious melodies, dynamic rhythms, and rich harmonies.
Composed on the eve of World War I, Janacek’s Sonata for Violin and Piano is marked by passionate emotional expression. Pianist Jeannie Yu and John Macfarlane (Assistant Principal Second Violin, Lyric Opera of Chicago) will perform.
Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (Dumky) closes the program, with its mixture of brooding and introspective themes, lightened by bursts of optimism and cheer. Mr. Macfarlane, Mr. Kartman, and Ms. Yu will perform.
Sticks & Stones, the second-place winners of Rembrandt’s 23rd annual High School Chamber Music Competition, will perform the fourth movement of Glenn Kotche’s Wild Sound.
A complimentary wine reception will be provided to all patrons, offering an opportunity to meet the musicians.
Tickets are available at rembrandtchamberplayers.org/events/trios-from-the-heart-evanston.