The Gould Piano Trio

with Robert Plane, Clarinet


Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm




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The Gould Piano Trio with Robert Plane will perform Beethoven, Brahms, and Bartok on the Prudence Edwards Denney Memorial Steinway at Grace on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

The Gould Piano Trio has remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for well over 20 years, celebrating their 25th anniversary together in 2017.

Gould Piano Trio musicians: Lucy Gould, violin, Alice Neary, cello, and Benjamin Frith, piano.

Robert Plane, clarinetist, has had a solo and chamber music career that has taken him to prestigious venues across Europe and beyond. He has performed with the Gould Piano Trio for over 20 years and is married to Lucy Gould, violinist.


“Celebrity groups cannot equal the musical excitement generated by first-class players…”

– The Washington Post

“Robert Plane is an eloquent and impassioned clarinetist. The playing is full-blooded and committed…”

– International Record Review


The concert will include:

  • Ludwig V Beethoven –Kakadu Variations, op121a (1824)
  • Zemlinski – Clarinet Trio (1896)
  • Bela Bartok – Contrasts for Clarinet Violin, & Piano Sz BB 116 (1938)
  • Brahms – Piano Trio no 2 op 87 in C Major (1880)


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Learn more about the Gould Piano Trio at

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Grace hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year, curated by Grace Organist & Choir Director, Susan Jensen.

Past concerts include performances by:

The Gould Piano Trio with Lucy Gould (violin), Alice Neary (cello), and Benjamin Frith (piano), and Robert Plane (clarinet).

Donna Parker (organist)

Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord)

African Children’s Choir

Grace parishioner, Phoebe MacRae (soprano), Vicki Gunn (viola d’amore), Grace parishioner, Aage Nielsen (douçaine), and Grace Organist & Choir Director, Susan Jensen (portitive organ)

Janice Johnson (soprano), Kira Whiting (piano), David Eby (cello), and the Arnica String Quartet

Dulcina Early Music Consort with Laura Kuhlman (recorder, sardine, rackett and bagpipe), Gayle Neuman (vielle, cattle, voice and rackett), Phil Neuman (rebec, douçaine, rackett, bagpipe and cittole) and Aage Nielsen (douçaine and recorder)

Wendy Gillespie and the Portland Viol Consort with Joanna Blendulf, Max Fuller, Lee Inman and Tim Scott

SacroProfano with Laura Bohn (soprano), Kristin Olson (oboe), Nate Helgeson (bassoon), Sarah Stone (cello), John Lenti (lute) and Doug Balliett (narration)

VIR Men’s Ensemble with Gil Seeley and Adam Steele (choir directors)

Byron Schenkman (pianist)

45th Parallel with Adam LaMotte and Greg Ewer

Solid Brass led by Sally Kuhns

Adam LaMotte (violinist) and Janet Coleman (pianist)

The Ensemble with Patrick McDonough (founder and artistic director), Catherine van der Salm, Melanie Downie Robinson, Stephanie Kramer, Kristen Buhler, Liz Bacon, Cahen Taylor, Brian Tierney and Erik Hundtoft

Bill Crane (pianist)

Fiona Boyes (international blues artist)

Stephen Preston (flutist) and Grace Organist & Choir Director, Susan Jensen (harpsichordist)