Curious about the Trio's unusual name, I asked Fenella about it. She explained that the Trio members love Schubert's mystical music. Apparently Schubert was deeply influenced by the symbiosis of the Judaic Cabala and Catholic mysticism. 'In his trios he captures the mystical experience of human connection with the divine,' she said. And, 'Pomegranates symbolise the mystical experience in the Jewish mystical tradition, or kabbalah, with the typical reference being to entering the garden of pomegranates.'
We look forward to hearing their programme of Mozart, Fauré and Brahms trios on November 19th. Coffee and tea will be served as usual in the interval. Perhaps this time we should serve pomegranate juice too!