Contrasts Trio in Recital, August 23, 2011

The Lyell Gustin Recital Series presented Contrasts Trio in concert on August 23 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The ensemble--violinist Eduard Minevich, clarinetist Pauline Minevich, and pianist David L. McIntyre—performed Bartok’s important work of 1938, “Contrasts Trio,” as well as more recent compositions by Glick, Zaninelli, and McIntyre; the contemporary spirit of the program reflected the period in which music has been composed for this specific instrumental grouping. Attendees greatly appreciated Dr. Pauline Minevich’s pre-concert talk.

Another wonderful aspect of the evening was the presence of Roy Morden, Gustin graduate and lifelong professional musician, who had flown in specially for the recital from his home in California. His nephew and former piano student, David McIntyre, had not known of Mr. Morden’s plan to attend—it was to him, and to all, a delightful surprise and an honour to have Mr. Morden present.