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This Music and Arts Series is an outreach of Grace Cathedral in Topeka, KS.  Please take a moment to check out all of our upcoming concerts and Cloister Gallery events.  You can also find out how you can get more involved or become a Friend of GREAT SPACES.  With a dozen or more concerts each season and new artists featured monthly in the gallery, there is truly something for everyone.


Upcoming Concerts

Orfeo Piano Trio

Sunday, May 8, 3 p.m.
“Haydn, Dvořák, Beethoven & Bubbly!”

Don't miss our annual Great Spaces MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT with our popular Champagne Reception! Tickets are just $10 general, $5 for students and 12 and younger are free.

The Orfeo Piano Trio
Evgeny Zvonnikov, Violin    
Leonid Shukayev, Cello    
Julie Bees, Piano    

The Program
Trio, Opus 11 “Gassenhauer”  
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
                i. Allegro con brio
                ii. Adagio
                iii. Tema con variazioni

Piano Trio Opus 90 “Dumky”
Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)        
                i. Lento maestoso-Allegro-Lento maestoso-Allegro molto              
                iii. Andante-Vivace non troppo-Andante-Allegretto
                iv. Andante moderato-Allegretto scherzando-Moderato
                v. Allegro-Meno mosso-Più mosso (Allegro)
                vi. Lento Maestoso-Vivace-Lento-Vivace

Trio in G major, Hob. IV:25 “Gypsy”
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
                iii. Finale. Rondo all' Ongarese: Presto

The Orfeo Piano Trio was formed in 2012 in Wichita, Kansas where they began  their career as the official Piano Trio of the Wichita State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music. The three members of the Orfeo Trio are active performers with considerable chamber music experience. Cellist Leonid Shukaev is a founding member of the St. Petersburg String Quartet, formerly the Quartet-in-Residence at Wichita State  University, whose rise to fame included a Grammy nomination, "Best  Record" honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, an opening night performance at Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, a five-year residency at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and hundreds of concerts on many of North America, Europe and Asia's most prestigious series and  festivals. Violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov joined the St. Petersburg String Quartet in 2010 and was recently named associate concertmaster of the  Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Pianist Julie Bees has performed chamber music throughout her career, including performances with the Vermeer Quartet and the St. Petersburg String Quartet, as well as with vocalists and various instrumental ensembles. Internationally, the Orfeo Trio has performed in Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and China.

Note: Two members of the Orfeo Trio were  members of the St. Petersburg Quartet originally scheduled for this date but no longer in existence.


See our entire 2015-16 Concert Series line-up.





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