The Bakken Trio


October 16, 2016 | 4PM at MacPhail


Johannes Brahms invented that the luscious and expressive horn trio form and everyone forgot it — until now. Our gift to French horn players, we present a brand new work for this combination written by Guggenheim winner Steven Taylor, and John Harbison’s Twilight Music for Horn Trio as well.

David Krakauer

December 4, 2016 | 4PM at Temple Israel


The wail of the klezmer illustrates Isaac Singer’s great story of a man of simple faith, Gimpel the Fool. We welcome back David Krakauer, a fabulous musician in every genre, not only because of his expressive abilities, but because of his generous soul. The Bakken enjoys introducing you to music you’ve never heard, and we know you’ll love Erwin Schulhoff’s quirky and funny Duo for Violin and Cello and Khachaturian’s Trio.

Whimsy Concert

May 14, 2017 | 4PM at MacPhail

Special Guest: WEI-YI YANG

“Beautiful tone, passionate interpretations!” said Strad Magazine about our new Collaborating Artistic Director, cellist Pitnarry Shin. For her Mother’s Day program Pitnarry’s invited her friend, Yale pianist Wei-Yi Yang to share the bench with Bakken’s Judy Lin for the rarely heard pefrormance of Bizet’s 4 hand piano duet Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Play). Sumptuous, elegant, delightful, an all-French concert of Fauré, Dutilleux and Franck.