TAMIU presents The Verlaine Master Trio
TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall
Musical compositions from the 19th and 20th centuries will mesmerize as they come alive at Texas A&M International University presents its first installment of the Master Performers Series featuring The Verlaine Piano Trio Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Monday’s program features three diverse works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Opening with the first Piano Trio by Ludwig van Beethoven, it is followed by a work by the Spanish composer Joqauín Turina. The second half of the concert is second piano trio of the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn.
The Verlaine Piano Trio is based in Dallas and has performed together for the past three years. Violinist, Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis are both members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra who additionally have long concert careers performing as soloists with various orchestras and performing chamber music with groups across the country. Together, they also have performed the unique Sinfonia Concertante of Miklos Rozsa at the Chautauqua Institution in New York and in Laredo with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012.
Pianist Liudmilla Georgevskaya has performed in Russia, Italy, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, England, Hungary, Panama and in the United States. She has taken part in several European piano and music festivals and had her performances broadcast on radio and television programs in Russia, Uzbekistan, Italy, and Vatican City. She has appeared as soloist with the Dubna Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Turkeston Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Garland Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.
The TAMIU Master Performers Series combines the former Steinway Series and Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Series into one comprehensive series that expands on the instrumentation of the concerts to include strings and woodwind as well as brass instrumentalists. The Verlaine Piano Trio is the first offering of this expanded programming.
In April, Mary Elizabeth Bowden will preform a Trumpet recital and give a master class for area trumpet students.
For more information, please contact Brendan Townsend, assistant professor of music, director of the Laredo Phil and director of Music Programs, at 326.3039, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit offices located in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, room 216C.