"Con Brio" means "with spirit," and the young piano trio that wittily calls itself Trio con Brio Copenhagen is certainly on the move. Formed in Vienna in 1999, the trio -- violinist Soo-Jin Hong, cellist Soo-Kyung Hong and pianist Jens Elvekjaer -- won the prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Prize in 2005, and since then has been praised as "magical" and "sparkling." Monday, Trio con Brio will be showing Buffalo what it can do, with a recital courtesy of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.
Perfect for Halloween season, the evening opens with Beethoven's Trio Op. 70 No. 1, known as the "Ghost" Trio because of its slow movement, which has a hazy, otherworldly quality. The concert continues with "Phantasmagoria" by Bent Sorensen, and ends with Smetana's Trio in G Minor.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Monday in Kleinhans Music Hall's Mary Seaton Room. Admission is $20, $10 for students. For more info, call 462-4939.
-- Mary Kunz Goldman