Dynamic Duos, power couples from WWU music faculty, highlight Bellingham Music Club’s season. May programs feature Gustavo and Laura Camacho (horn and violin) with Victor Cayres, who serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music.
The main piece on the program is Brahms Horn Trio, Op. 40 – thirty minutes of perfect, sublime writing! Premiered in 1865, the same year Brahms wrote his German Requiem, “this trio was the first important piece that was written for the unusual instrumentation of violin, horn and piano. Unusual even now; only 5 or 6 major pieces have been written since then!” says Dr. Gustavo Camacho.
The musicians will contrast this work with “Twilight Music” by John Harbison – a testament on how music can change in a century! They will also collaborate on a refreshing version of Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No. 1 that will fuse minimalism with tango and gypsy jazz improvisation.