"The Saint Michael Trio has a passion for divulging interesting details to the audience, using sports metaphors, humor...whatever else helps people understand." --The Palo Alto Weekly
Established in 2007, The Saint Michael Trio is Silicon Valley's update to the classical music scene. Hailed by the national press, they have vaulted to the front ranks of the music establishment, even though the artists (Russel Hancock, Daniel Cher, and Michel Flexer) are Silicon Valley technorati. Heard in concert halls throughout the nation, they have established a rabid following in the Bay Area for concerts that are informative, engaging, and often funny.
Brahms & Schumann: It's Complicated
In one of their trademark "informances," The Saint Michael Trio (joined by special guest artist Mark McAuliffe on viola) referees the convoluted relationship between Johannes Brahms, his mentor Schumann, and Schumann's incomparable wife Clara. In addition to the music, the presentation will feature lively commentary, slides, and demonstrations of the composers' compositional devices.