A Night to Remember: The Chloe Festival with Chloe Piano Trio

There’s a special feeling that comes with performing, a bond that forms not just with your fellow musicians but with the very melodies you’re singing. I’ve always cherished the joy of being able to tell stories through music, to touch hearts, and to bring a momentary pause to the busy lives of our listeners.

On the 23rd of June, I had the privilege of performing alongside the incredibly talented members of the Chloe Piano Trio – my husband George Todicฤƒ on the piano, Jobine Siekman with her soulful cello, and the vibrant Maria Gรฎlicel on violin. To say that the Chloe Festival in Greenwich was a delightful experience would be an understatement. The ambience, the audience, and the music came together to create an evening that was both magical and memorable.

Among the pieces we performed, three excerpts stood out, and I wanted to share my personal reflections on each:

1. Meines Vaters Garten by Alma Mahler: This piece always evokes in me a deep sense of nostalgia, taking me to a tranquil garden where memories are etched in every corner. Alma Mahler’s composition intricately interweaves the joys of the past with the tranquility of nature. As the notes flowed, I felt enveloped in a warm embrace, recalling fleeting moments of youth, laughter, and timeless beauty.

2. Night by Florence Price: Florence Price’s compositions have a unique charm that speaks to the soul. “Night” is no different. This piece felt like a whispered secret, a journey through the mysteries of the night, each note sparkling like a distant star. The intimacy and serenity of the composition were beautifully complemented by the harmonies from George, Jobine, and Maria, taking us on a serene moonlit voyage.

3. Stille Stadt by Alma Mahler: The ‘Quiet City’ has a heartbeat, a rhythm that might be muted but is ever-present. This piece captured the essence of silent alleyways, hushed moments, and the serene underbelly of a bustling city. As I sang, I could envision a city at twilight, holding its breath before dawn breaks, and the melodies seemed to resonate with every hidden secret and whispered tale.

Sharing the stage with the Chloe Piano Trio was a heartfelt experience. Their passion, dedication, and sheer talent made the evening a musical feast, one that I’m sure will remain etched in the memories of all who were present.

To those of you who joined us, your warmth and appreciation mean the world to me. Music has this beautiful way of binding us together, of making us feel, dream, and reflect. And such nights make me ever so grateful to be a part of this magical world.

Until our next musical rendezvous, stay melodious and let your heart sing its own song.

36 thoughts on “A Night to Remember: The Chloe Festival with Chloe Piano Trio

  1. These are very beautiful pieces, Charlotte. Thank you for sharing them with readers. I enjoyed listening to you and the Chloe Piano Trio. A wonderful start to my day!

    1. Thank you, Lavinia; I was happy they trio shared them with me, it was a lovely concert.

      Best wishes

  2. Very nice work Charlotte !!!! You’re all connected and it’s delicious to hear you !!!

    Hope, one day, you will do something with french songs, really, Wish you the best !!!!

    1. I performed Coulez coulez by Pauline Viardot in the concert I must ask the trio if I could share that recording with you. Merci beaucoup mon amie.
      Best wishes

    1. Thank you, John, it was a lovely event, the trio worked very hard together to put the festival on.

      Best wishes

    1. Thank you, Trent, it was the first time in a festival I also read poetry, great to work on an old skill.

      Best wishes

  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful reflection on a memorable night of music. Itโ€™s a testament to the power of music to touch hearts, tell stories, and bring people together.

  4. Sounds like it was a wonderful evening! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค Thank you for the clips with your notes ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

    1. Thank you, Ashley, it was very enjoyable quite a number of our local friends came out to support the festival over the three days which was lovely.

      Best wishes

  5. Wow! This post is a big treat.
    I super enjoyed hearing you sing with the trio.
    The little intros you where you tell us about the pieces are filled with your love and enthusiasm for the music you share with the world.
    You’re amazing and so is the trio.

    PS. I answered your comment about the alteration to the top. Don’t go picking out anything until you read it. You won’t need to make such a big alteration. I’ll be sending the alteration notes to you tomorrow!

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