december, 2018

19dec12:15 pm- 1:00 pmMerz Trio12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Merz Trio
Brigid Coleridge, Violin
Julia Yang, Cello
Lee Dionne, Piano

Selections from 6 Studies in Canonic Form (6’)
I. Nicht zu schnell
VI. Nicht zu schnell
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148 (9’)
Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 101 (22’)
I. Allegro energico
II. Presto non assai
III. Andante grazioso
IV. Allegro molto
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Merz Trio was formed in 2017 and has quickly gained a standing as a unique and award-winning ensemble. Recipients of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition, Merz Trio has additionally appeared as a semifinalist at the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and in recital at the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of their 2018-2019 season include a residency at Avaloch Farm, two residencies at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh, UK, and major performances in New York, Boston, and Chicago.

Merz Trio’s members – Lee Dionne, piano, Brigid Coleridge, violin, and Julia Yang, cello – are passionate artists and determined innovators, committed to bringing classical music into living dialogue with other art forms. Their ongoing Macbeth project, pairing musical selections with excerpts from Shakespeare’s play, and featuring work by dance soloist Caroline Copeland, was a finalist for a 2017 Tarisio Young Artists Grant. Other multidisciplinary projects include collaborations with Michelin star chef David Bouley and pairings of piano trios with texts by W.G. Sebald and art by Kurt Schwitters.

Based in New York City, Merz Trio is currently the graduate trio in residence at New England Conservatory, where they coach regularly with Vivian Weilerstein, Don Weilerstein, and Yeesun Kim. Other important mentors include the Brentano Quartet, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Natasha Brofsky, Seth Knopp, and Thomas Sauer.


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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