Two classical Viennese piano trios grace the first half of this program. Franz Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Hob.XV:26 shifts between charming and more melancholic moods, yet always maintains its elegance. This is followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece, his Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No.1 “Ghost” so nick-named due to its somewhat eerie sounding slow movement and the suggestion that this movement may be connected to the Macbeth opera that Beethoven was contemplating writing at the time. A viola and second violin join in on the second half of this concert to perform the rhapsodic and intense Piano Quintet, Op. 67 by American composer Amy Beach.