The Mendelssohn Trio
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The Mendelssohn Trio

Regular price $30.00

The Mendelssohn TrioBarbara Thiem, cello; Theodor Lichtmann, piano; and Erik Peterson, violin - 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 are resident at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado 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. The Trio is planning another tour to Europe for the summer of 2019.

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 one of the last programs they premiered a trio by the little-known French composer Theodore Gouvy (1819-1898) together with the well-known trio by Maurice Ravel. The program for 2019 includes works by the female composers Fanny Mendelssohn and Ellen Zwilich as well as a trio by the Swiss composer Frank Martin.

Sunday, March 10th 2019 @ 4pm - Mendelssohn Trio
Venue: Colorado Mountain College, Finkel Auditorium, 107 Denison Placer Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424 
Tickets $30
Students 17 and under are free.

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