Chamber music for piano and strings



Enjoy our exciting new season

Welcome to Elixir’s 16th season of presenting gems of the chamber music repertoire!   Enjoy the wonderful acoustics and comfort of our new venue at Mayfair United Church, Saskatoon!  We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting season of masterworks of the trio repertoire, featuring celebrated trios by Beethoven and Brahms!

Kathleen Solose, Artistic Director

Our talented


2024-2025 SEASON

Upcoming Concerts


Beethoven and Brahms 1

Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 2:30pm

Mayfair United Church

902 – 33rd Street West

Saskatoon, SK


Elixir begins the season with Beethoven’s famous “Ghost” trio , aptly named because of the eerie sound effects he produces with the three instruments in the second movement.  It is framed by two cheery, good-natured, boistrous movements showing Beethoven’s bouts of good humour!

To contrast, Brahms’ C minor trio begins with fate-defying energy and defiance, followed by a flighty, mysterious mood that seems insecure.  What follows, however, is a deeply satisfying lullaby, full of warmth, so typical of Brahms.  Brahms ends the work with a quick, restless motive that is ultimately transformed into a peaceful theme that works its way to a rousing conclusion!

Beethoven:  Trio in D major for piano, violin and cello Op. 70 no.1

Brahms:   Trio in C minor for piano, violin and cello Op. 101

Beethoven and Brahms 2

Sunday, April 30, 2025  at 2:30pm

Mayfair United Church

902 – 33rd Street West

Saskatoon, SK

Elixir presents Beethoven’s Op. 1 no. 1!  This is an amazing, youthful work, full of sparkle, lyricism and virtuosity.  Even at his young age, the melodies are memorable for their depth of feeling.  The last two movements reflect his unstoppable sense of humour that will make you smile!

The Brahms C major trio is a major work in the genre, majestic in scale and filled with myriad emotions, from feelings of warmth and tenderness to moods of strength and determination, in passages that seem to defy fate itself.  From terrifying, ghostly passages to moments of triumph, Brahms takes us on a personal journey fraught with demons that are finally conquered, an emotionally rich and challenging experience for both performers and listeners!

Beethoven:  Trio for piano. violin and cello Op. 1 no. 1 in E flat major

Brahms: Trio for piano, violin and cello Op. 87 in C major


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