Trio Seven will perform its all new transcription of Mussorgsky’s piano work, “Pictures at an Exhibition (1874),” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Dixon United Methodist Church, 209 N. Jefferson St.
In its fourth year, Trio Seven continues to innovate with new transcriptions, original works, and extensive proselytization. Its members are Matthew Grasso, Harry Stoddard and Matthew Foley.
In the work, Mussorgsky imagines a posthumous exhibition of his friend, artist Victor Hartmann, who died suddenly of an aneurysm at the age of 39. It is composed of 10 pictures, representing paintings, sketches and architectural concepts by Hartmann, and four promenades, representing Mussorgsky’s moods as he strolls through the exhibit.
This transcription for three extended seven-string guitars seeks to combine something of the fullness and power of the piano with the intimacy and gutturality of the guitar.
The program also will include popular movie themes and works by Debussy, Bach, Brahms, Gismonti, Grasso, Rachmaninov and selections of De Falla’s.
Tickets are $12 general, $8 for students and $5 children.