To end its eighth season on a high note, Le Petit Salon de Musique is featuring The Ghost Trio on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. This wonderful chamber music group, composed of some of the region’s most accomplished young artists, will perform Schubert’s brilliant B flat Sonata, completed during the last months of the composer’s life. They’ll also bring to Le Petit Salon’s intimate space Beethoven’s D Major Piano Trio, known as “The Ghost Trio” for the eerie sound of its slow movement. It is from this piece that the performers have taken their stage name.
Pianist Erika Dohi is a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background that ranges from classical to jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary music. She is a dynamic performer with unique technique. Erika has performed at music festivals all over the world and is currently working on a doctorate in music at Stony Brook University. Cellist So Sugiyama is also working towards a doctorate in music at Stony Brook University, and has performed in masterclasses for many of the world’s most renowned cello teachers as well as at music festivals around the world. Violinist Brian Bak received his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where he won numerous prestigious scholarships. He has performed as a soloist in both North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Bak is the featured violin soloist for world renowned composer Eric Genuis' US tour.
The trio is honored to present two of the world’s greatest musical compositions to complete Le Petit Salon de Musique’s most successful season yet.
"Le Petit Salon de Musique continues to provide outstanding programs featuring truly accomplished musicians. The intimacy of the setting, and the virtuosity of the performers, make it a unique experience for people who truly love good music. We have been attending since the Salon's inception, re-arranging our own busy schedules whenever necessary in order not to miss a single concert." Susan and Paul Glatzer
"On December 18, 2011 we attended the concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship which featured Alexandria and Friends. It was our first concert at the Fellowship. We experienced one of the most exciting, enjoyable and musically competent concerts we have attended in many years. Alexandria Lee's piano performance was professional, beautiful and electrifying. The individual soloists on the violin, cello, viola and flute displayed outstanding competency. The finale quartet was nothing more than breathtaking. We look forward to attending future concerts." Deanna and Ted Schwartzman
"The concerts are absolutely superb. The performers are first rate and the venue is great. Keep it up!" George
"I've attended two of the concerts, and have to say that I was amazed at their professionalism. The music is wonderful and the atmosphere cozy. I could listen to the string quartet every week-they were magnificent!" Diana
"I just wanted to say that I was so glad I made it to the concert (just in the nick of time!!) because the performance was absolutely wonderful. I commented to another that I wouldn't be surprised if people somewhere, in other venues, etc., pay up to 10 times what we did yesterday to hear such a concert (Clueri Quartet). It was just amazing. Thank you for continuing to bring us such talented artists, at an irresistibly affordable price." Carol Castillo
The Salon is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook on Nicolls Road, north of Rt. 347. (Your GPS will know it as 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket). For information, call (631)543-0337.