Trios for Piano, Violin and Viola


Rick Hoffenberg, John Vaida, and Amy Iwazumi join forces to bring two poignant works for an unusual instrumentation: Piano, violin, and viola.

The Jongen Trio, Op. 30 and Brahms Horn Trio, Op. 40 (later arranged for viola by Brahms) were created when the composers were in their early 30’s and both works were premiered with the composer at the piano. Rich with color and moments of exuberance and reflection, the works are jewels of the piano, violin, viola trio repertoire.

Register for access to the virtual concert!
Registration is $20, $15 for senior/students.

This concert will be pre-recorded at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, with Covid-19 safety precautions in place. The virtual concert will premiere at 7:00 PM ET on Nov. 21 but will remain online for 48 hours.

Upcoming Music Matters Events

Join us for a series of carefully curated conversations and workshops, hosted by NEPACMS Executive Director, John Vaida.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the musical landscape of our country. Within the blink of an eye concert halls, school music programs, and other performance venues have fallen silent. Here at NEPACMS we are looking forward to a time when we will be able to make music for you again. Until then we are taking the opportunity to explore matters in music and why it matters. We hope you will join us!

Saturday, November 7, 2020
7:00 PM ET

Stringed Instruments Inside and Out

Colin Maki, dealer and consultant in fine and rare stringed instruments, and Jerry Lynn, a restorer of stringed instruments with decades of industry experience share their expertise on instruments and their insight into the dealings of the industry.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
7:00 PM ET

Broken Bows

Bring your instruments for an interactive session to hone your right arm skills! John Vaida will explore a methodical approach to bow division and its artistic application to repertoire. Exercises and repertoire have been selected for use on any bowed string instrument. Learn how the study of bow distribution can develop a focused sustained tone, build rhythmic accuracy, fulfill musical conception, and lead to artistic freedom.

These Music Matters programs are presented free of charge, thanks to the support in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.