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Brahms Clarinet Trio


'Friday, February 17th. 7 P.M. NOW AT THE ENT CENTER! For venue information go to CONCERT LOCATIONS page.


'However impressive Jokubaviciute's fingers were in the music's execution, it is her brain that is most entrancing.'

The Philadelphia Inquirer

'[Sophie Shao's performance] was eloquent and powerful.'

The New York Times


In this much anticipated concert, EPIC is honored to welcome to Colorado the power duo of pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute and cellist Sophie Shao. Their resumes boast impressive international honors like solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Avery Fischer Grant recipient among others, respectfully.

You'll hear the duo perform Beethoven's Second Cello Sonata. In the second half, Artistic Director and Principal Clarinetist of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Sergei Vassiliev will join Ieva and Sophie for the iconic Brahms Clarinet Trio. The Clarinet Trio was one of Brahms' late works, a product of inspiration that was famously described by his friend "it is as though the instruments were in love with each other." As always at EPIC Concerts, performers will interact with the audience and answer your questions. One performance only! 


  • Samuel Akpabot, Scenes from Nigeria, Pastorale (arr. for clarinet and piano by Marcus Eley)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Cello Sonata No. 2 in G major

  • Johanness Brahms, Clarinet Trio 

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This EPIC season features guest artists who have performed as soloists with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Hear the winners of Concert Artists Guild Ambassador Prize, Naumburg International Chamber Music Competition, and Avery Fischer Career Grant. These musicians have performed on A Prairie Home Companion, in Carnegie Hall, and The Concertgebouw - Amsterdam. Watch them join forces with local stars like Colorado Springs Philharmonic musicians Noah Kay on oboe, Jeremy Reynolds and Sergei Vassiliev on the clarinet, as well as select members of the Colorado Symphony.


The season has it all from Wind Sextet to String Quartet, with our now signature inclusive and intimate, party-like atmosphere. All of this for an unbeatable price and with incredible production value by the talented young EPIC apprentices. 


Our Vision: By involving national-level masters in collaboration with local stars and partnering with arts and educational institutions, EPIC brings out the best in innovative fine arts performance and propels our community to national prominence.

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