Zodiac Trio

Sunday, April 6 at 7:00pm
Baldwin Auditorium

Three chamber musicians leaning on a tree with their string instruments
Photo Credit: Marta Krakowka

…a breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity and sensitivity

Radio france

Taking full advantage of the unusual instrumentation of clarinet, violin and piano, the Zodiac Trio are at the forefront of innovative programing, heralded as ‘a breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity and sensitivity’ (Radio France). Famed for their winning combination of 20th-century classics and trailblazing new works, the Zodiac Trio brings a similarly exciting program to Duke Arts that includes the group’s trademark interpretation of Bartók’s Contrasts. This piece shares an unexpected tie-in with another work in this program. The Zodiac Trio presents a tribute to the legendary tunes of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, who was one of the musicians responsible for the creation of Bartók’s revered work. Goodman commissioned Contrasts with violinist Joseph Szigeti, and the pair performed its premiere with Bartók himself at the Carnegie Hall piano in 1940. Alongside these works are chamber arrangements of a jazz-inspired symphonic poem by Gershwin and a rhythmic orchestral reimagining of a Mexican dance by Marquez. The program is completed with the Serenade for Three by the comedy genius Peter Schickele.


George Gershwin – An American in Paris 
Peter Schickele – Serenade for Three
I. Dances
II. Songs
III. Variations
Arturo Marquez – Danzon No. 2
“After you, Mr. Goodman” – A tribute to Benny Goodman (The World is Waiting for the Sunrise, Night and Day, Goodbye, Ding Dong Daddy)
Béla Bartók – Contrasts
I. Verbunkos
II. Piheno
III. Sebes

Artist Website | Facebook | Instagram

Subscribe today!

Book all 8 Chamber Arts Series concerts for $300, 7 for $262.50 or 6 for $225
or Pick 4 & Save up to 20% when you book four or more shows in the Duke Arts Presents 2024–25 Season.

Single tickets on sale June 20 at 11 am.

Get Tickets
  • Sun, Apr 6, 2025 at 7:00pm
Estimated Run Time
90 minutes, including intermission
  • $47Tier 1
  • $35Tier 2
  • $10Students

Baldwin Auditorium
1336 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

Book all 8 Chamber Arts Series concerts for $300, 7 for $262.50 or 6 for $225

Save 20% off single ticket prices and get access to the best seat locations every year!

Pick-4 & Save! Save up to 20% when you book four or more shows at once!

More from our Chamber Arts Series