By Valerie Powell
On Saturday the Christiania Trio will play at Strings Music Festival. Two of the members are siblings Julie and David Coucheron. Julie and David are from Norway, and the name Christiania speaks to their native city of Oslo. The capital of Norway was destroyed by a fire in 1624. It was rebuilt under King Christian IV and was renamed Christiania in his honor for almost 50 years until it was restored to the original name.
Julie and David Coucheron come highly recommended from Verne Lundquist, who has been a Strings supporter since the very beginning of the festival. Verne first met the siblings on a cruise years ago and took it upon himself to advance their career. Not yet 30, these young musicians have stunning talent and will be performing works by Vitali, Mendelssohn and Dvořák on Saturday night, along with cellist Christopher Rex. The video below highlights the first piece on their program.
Live Music Steamboat – Christiania Trio
The Christiania Trio will perform at the Strings Music Pavilion on Saturday, August 3 at 8:00pm. Buy tickets online now or call the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato
Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, “Dumky”
Andante moderato (quasi tempo di marcia)