BELL, DENK, ISSERLIS TRIO: Should I Go?
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, and Steven Isserlis are playing at The Smith Center in Las Vegas (where I live) in May around my birthday. Small ensembles arent usually my thing, but it would be cool to see Joshua Bell perform (I'm not familiar with the other two).
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Tickets range from $35-$139
Should I give myself an early birthday present and go or should I skip this one? I could honestly go either way.
Do you really think anyone here will say "skip"? The evening guitarist John Williams gave a recital at my school I decided to play snooker instead. In retrospect...
I'd go, too. This will be a great opportunity to hear and see three amazing musicians perform together.
Just go. Isserlis is pretty famous, too, especially in Europe and Britain. Like Bell, he's a wonderfully communicative musician. Denk I have never seen in concert, but you can check out his blog.
I have seen all of them play chamber music, and they are all very good at doing that. So, by all means GO.
Thanks for posting about this. I live hours away but time and $ permitting would consider making the drive and staying a night in Vegas for this. You should go!
Amazing players, amazing program - wish I could be there!
I would be curious about Bell (and I can't remember if I've seen Denk), but when I went to see Isserlis, his sound was bad, his playing was boring, and he was long-winded in talking. This isn't on him, but his pianist also kept tap-dancing under her piano and making a racket - RLS?
You should always, always go to live music. One thing I learned in the audiophile community is that so many of these guys with 5 figure stereo setups don't go to live events. Why?
Isserlis and Bell are good friends who go back a long way, and I think that can lead to a very special performance.
I love piano trios to death. I'd definitely go.
That is a wonderful and generous program.
If it was me, I not just go, I would GO!
Doesn't matter. By this time they're probably sold out.
Three wonderful musicians, sounds like a great program.