March 12, 2023
Hailed as “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (CutCommon), the Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg, Fischoff, Concert Artists Guild, and Chesapeake Competitions, have been lauded for their “stunning virtuosity… fresh and surprising interpretations” (Reading Eagle), and “perfection of intonation and ensemble” (Hudson Review). Seamlessly tacking between traditional repertoire and the music of our time, the Trio is known for their fluid and imaginative integration of music and text in their programming, ranging from their recital-theater piece built around Shakespeare’s Macbeth (“Those Secret Eyes”), to their recent debut album “Ink” which centers around Ravel’s iconic piano trio interwoven with arrangements of works by Lili and Nadia Boulanger, Josephine Baker, and Claude Debussy. The album is rounded out by readings of texts of Parisian writers and poets of the time. This debut album has just been nominated for four GRAMMY® Awards.
MAHLER & BERG: Four Songs of Alma Mahler and Alban Berg
VON BINGEN: Hymn O ignee spiritus
FRANCES-HOAD: My Fleeting Angel (2005)
MONK: Round Midnight (1944)
VASKS: Episodi e canto perpetuo (1985)
SCHUBERT: “Erlkönig”, Op. 1, D. 328
DVOŘÁK: Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 (1880)
PRICE: Night (1946)
SCHUBERT: Adagio in E-flat major, Op. 148 ‘Notturno’ (D. 897)
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Time: 3:15 PM