Manhattan Piano Trio Coming to BC
The creative, exciting, dynamic Manhattan Piano Trio will perform live in concert at Bluefield College, Saturday, March 23.
March 19, 2013
Sponsored by Blue Mountain Performing Arts, the Manhattan Trio performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in BC’s Harman Chapel, and admission for the event, a part of the Blue Mountain and Bluefield College Performing Arts Series, will be $15 for adults and $10 forstudents. Blue Mountain members will be admitted with their season tickets.
Hailed by critics as “a grand departure from the usual,” the Manhattan Piano Trio (MPT) has quickly become one of the most original, stirring, and energetic young ensembles in the United States. Since its formation in 2004, MPT has carved out a unique niche for itself by performing concerts in a much wider range of settings -- from major concert halls around the country to venues in small towns, like Bluefield, often bypassed by other major classical groups.
With more than 300 concerts in its first five seasons alone, the group has performed in more than 30 states, Australia and South Africa, in such prestigious venues as the Kravis Performing Arts Center, the Clark Memorial Library at UCLA, Chamber Music Sedona and Pro Musica Detroit, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and theRavinia Festival.
The Washington Post described the Trio as “impressive” and “outstanding,” while the Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune said, “one seldom is privileged to enjoy music of such a wide range of styles performed with self-effacing skill and relaxed assurance.”
Strongly committed to educating new generations of musicians and music lovers, the Manhattan Piano Trio enjoys communicating with its audiences through both music and commentary. The three musicians who make up the trip represent starkly different backgrounds, and yet connect on a fundamental level to enjoy making music together. Wayne Lee, violinist, is originally from San Francisco; thegroup’s cellist, Dmitry Kouzov, grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Milana Strezeva, pianist, is a native of Chisinau, Moldova and a naturalized American.
For more information about the Manhattan Piano Trio concert at Bluefield College, contact the BC Department of Music by phone at 276-326-4248 or by e-mail at . Season tickets for the remainder of the 2012-2013 Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series, including events through May, will be on sale at the Trio event.