The Poulenc Trio Celebrates 100 Years of Jean Francaix

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of composer Jean Francaix’s birth, the Poulenc Trio will take part in France’s official National Celebrations 2012, with up to 20 concerts across the United States during the 2011-2012 season.

Jean Francaix is known as one the most prolific French composers of the 20th century. Considered a leading exponent of the neoclassical style, Francaix’s Trio for Oboe Bassoon and Piano, written three years before his death in 1997, is one of his finest works, and a staple of the Poulenc Trio’s touring repertoire.

The Poulenc Trio, now in its ninth concert season, will embark on a tour across the United States in 2011-2012. The Trio, is named after another French composer, Francis Poulenc. Poulenc’s music strongly influenced Francaix, and Francaix orchestrated Poulenc’s music and even performed with him on occasion.

The Poulenc Trio is dedicated to performing the best music of all eras, including the over 20 compositions commissioned since its founding in 2003 The Trio invites audiences everywhere to come enjoy the wit and beauty of these wonderful French masters.

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