Mendelssohn Trio Returns to CSU Stage in Classical Convergence Series
Classical Convergence, Music, University Center for the Arts | November 20, 2014
Featuring Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and more!
Together with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, the CSU Department of Music, Theatre & Dance presents the internationally acclaimed Mendelssohn Trio, the fourth installment in the new Classical Convergence Music Series, on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street. This new series features traditional classical solo artists and chamber ensembles, as well as explores the new projects and concepts continually branching out of the genre.
Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for the public. Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center box office at 417 West Magnolia Street, by phone at (970) 221-6730, or online at tickets.lctix.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door at the University Center for the Arts (UCA). The ticket office in the UCA lobby opens 90 minutes prior to any UCA performance and through intermission.
Building on the classical concert programs of both organizations, the co-produced Classical Convergence Series features seven world-class performers and ensembles – performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center – including Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, as well as pianist Jeremy Denk, Mother Falcon, the Borromeo String Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, Classical Jam, and the Mendelssohn Trio.
“The series allows us to thoroughly examine the intersection of world-class performers and our community, creating intimate experiences that allow for real interaction with these artists,” said Jack Rogers, general manager for the Lincoln Center.
The Mendelssohn Trio (Erik Peterson, violin; CSU Faculty Barbara Thiem, cello; Theodor Lichtmann, piano) was formed in 1988 and is named for Thiem’s great grandfather, Franz von Mendelssohn, a nephew of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and an important supporter of artists and musicians in the Berlin of the early 20th century. The members of the trio are university professors and in residence at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. where they give frequent concerts and work closely with the students on chamber music projects.
In addition to concerts in the US, the trio has performed on three tours to several European countries including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The last in 2012 included an appearance at the International Mendelssohn Festival in Berlin.
For this concert, the Trio performs a program of Beethoven Trio op. 70,2, Slow Dance by Kenji Bunch (1996) as well as Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s trio op. 66.
Building on the classical concert programs of both organizations, the co-produced season features seven world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center.
More About The Mendelssohn Trio
While performing the standard repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries the trio has also made an effort to introduce its audiences to works by 20th century composers such as the Americans Muczynski, Copland and the young Suzanne Sorkin, as well as the Europeans Martinu, Bridge, Martin and Bloch. In the latest program they premiered a trio by the little known French composer Theodore Gouvy (1819-1898) together with the well-known one by Maurice Ravel. Read more.
About the Classical Convergence Series:
Fall 2014 marks the beginning of a partnership between the Colorado State University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Fort Collins Lincoln Center with the launch of the Classical Convergence Concert Series. The series features traditional classical solo artists and chamber ensembles, while further exploring the full spectrum of the classical music genre. Read more.
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Tuesday, Jan., 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts
Joshua Bell, Violin
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Center
Saturday April 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts
Borromeo String Quartet
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. University Center for the Arts
The University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University provides an enriched venue in which the study and practice of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre are nurtured and sustained by building the skills and knowledge needed by future generations of arts professionals to become contributors to the essential vitality of our culture and society.