Presented by Community Concerts at Second in Baltimore

A pioneering oboe, bassoon, and piano ensemble, The Poulenc Trio has garnered international recognition over its 20-year history. With performances in 47 U.S. states and at prestigious music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia, they have firmly established themselves as one of the most active and sought-after touring piano-wind ensembles in the country.

The Trio's performances have earned critical acclaim, with The New York Times praising their "elegant rendition" of Piazzolla's tangos and The Washington Post commending them for doing their namesake proud with an "intriguing and beautifully played program" that exuded "convincing elegance, near effortless lightness, and grace". Their concerts have been featured on American Public Media's Performance Today program, and their recordings are regularly broadcast around the world.

Show Notes


Francis Poulenc - Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon
Alfred Schnittke - Suite in the Old Style (with poetry by Lia Purpura)
Andre Previn - Jaunty
Viet Cuong - Trains of Thought (commissioned and written for the Poulenc Trio)
Dmitry Shostakovich - Romance & Spin through Moscow 
Gioachino Rossini - Fantasie on L’Italiana in Algeri