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The Poulenc Trio Presents World Premiere of Trains of Thought: Animated at National Gallery of Art on May 21

detail-poulenc-trioThe Poulenc Trio – Bryan Young (BM ’96, Bassoon); Preparatory faculty artist Irina Kaplan Lande, piano; and Liang Wang, oboe – will give the world premiere of the scored stop motion film Trains of Thought: Animated on Sunday, May 21, at 4:00 pm, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Trains of Thought: Animated is the result of a multi-year collaboration between the trio, composer Viet Cuong (BM ’11, MM ’12, Composition), and artists Elizabeth and Alden Phelps. During the film, viewers will experience a stop-motion animated M.C. Escher-like fantasy world, populated by line-drawn figures inspired by New Yorker illustrator Saul Steinberg, scored by Mr. Cuong, and performed by the Poulenc Trio. The concert program will also feature works by Françaix, Rossini, Saint-Saens, and Shostakovich. On Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 pm, the trio will perform the final concert of the Dumbarton Concerts Series at Dumbarton Church in Georgetown, Washington D.C. The season finale concert will feature music from the trio’s latest CD, Creation, and guest poet, Guggenheim-winner Lia Purpura.

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