The Merz Trio Salon
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 7PM
Tickets: $55 (Limited to 35 only)
The Merz Trio is a bold, new, fiercely creative ensemble that will be playing an intimate and up-close concert for 35 people on the stage of our Loreto Theater. This diverse concert will be a sensory experience with a curated wine tasting that will be paired with each of the movements in the program. This unique opportunity to be onstage (and chat!) with the Merz Trio is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Josef Haydn, Piano Trio No. 44 in E Major
Alban Berg, “Traumgekrönt” from Sieben Früher Lieder (text by Rainer Maria Rilke)
Maurice Ravel, Trio in A Minor for piano, violin, and cello
Franz Schubert, Notturno
Composed of players hailed as “impressive” (New York Times), Merz Trio was formed in 2017 by pianist Lee Dionne, violinist Brigid Coleridge, and cellist Julia Yang. Merz Trio has quickly emerged as a unique and award-winning ensemble, garnering the First Prize at the 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of their 2018-2019 season include performances in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, a feature on London’s BBC Radio 3, and two residencies at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh, UK. The Trio is currently based out of New York City and is the Graduate Piano Trio in Residence at the New England Conservatory (2018-2020).
Merz Trio is committed to passionate, original playing and thoughtfully curated programming. The Trio presents a wide range of repertoire each season, both in traditional recitals as well as in multidisciplinary shows that present music alongside art from other disciplines. In December 2018, the Trio presented “Those Secret Eyes,” an immersive concert experience based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring dancer Caroline Copeland at the Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC. Performances of “Those Secret Eyes” will be presented in Burlington, VT, Boston and New York City in the 2019-20 season. The Trio has been the recipient of several New England Conservatory Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grants to support their multidisciplinary endeavors.
Currently based in New York, the Trio engages in local education and community building and donates 10% of its earnings from select concerts to local charities.