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Merz Trio

Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Olivier Music Barn, 11:00 AM



GEORGE ENESCU: Impressions d'enfance, Op. 28
Le ménétrier

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 1
Allegro non troppo, con espressione

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Sarcasms, Op. 17

GABRIEL FAURÉ: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120

THELONIUS MONK: “Round Midnight,” arr. Merz Trio

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello, Op. 72
Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
Allegro moderato
Andante con moto
Scherzo: Presto
Finale: Allegro giocoso

Hailed as "artists in the deepest sense of the word" (CutCommon), Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, are passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music through vibrantly dynamic programming and wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration. Composed of members Brigid Coleridge (violin), Julia Yang (cello), and Lee Dionne (piano), their narrative programming style juxtaposes classical standards, new music, and their own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works, fluidly interwoven, and guided with speaking from the Trio's members. For their Tippet Rise debut, they will present their program Humoreske, which weaves together several works that explore “a series of unique emotional companionships,” from the “joyous to the melancholy”, and serve to remind us that “no matter our present reality, our surroundings can always change in an instant, if only we can bring ourselves to dance.”