The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with Chamber Music Houston, presents "A Musical Homage to Sargent" by Trio Slava to complement the exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors. Though celebrated most often as a portrait painter of rulers and the upper-class in both Europe and the United States, Sargent (1856–1925) was unsurpassed in his use of watercolors. His watercolors are intimate and personal, a means to explore sunlight and shadow and to capture his vision of Venice and the Mediterranean coast, villa gardens, and marble quarries.
The concert program includes Frank Bridge's Phantasie in c minor for Piano Trio, Edward Elgar's Salut d'amour for Violin and Piano, Rodion Shchedrin's Imitating Albeniz for Violin and Piano, Bohuslav Martinu's Rossini Variations for Cello and Piano and Gaspar Cassado's Piano Trio in C Major.
Trio Slava— pianist Lachezar Kostov, cellist Viktor Valkov and violinist Oleg Sulyga — has selected music for elegance, style and flair that typifies works of art by John Singer Sargent.