Huntingdon Offers “Trio +” Concert
Montgomery, Ala.—Three acclaimed musicians in piano, violin, and cello will reunite in “Trio +” (pronounced trio plus) for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series at Huntingdon College on Sunday, February 22, at 2:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert, endowed by Mr. Ben F. Cheek III and his family in memory of his first wife, a Huntingdon alumna, is free and open to the public. The closest parking is available in the Smith Music Building and Narrow Lane Road lots on the Huntingdon campus.
New to the Huntingdon College faculty this year, renowned pianist Vadim Serebryany performs with long-time friends and musical collaborators violinist Yosuke Kawasaki and cellist Wolfram Koessel. Kawasaki is the concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Canada), principle guest concertmaster of the Century Orchestra Osaka, and a member of Mito Chamber and Saito Kinen Orchestras. Koessel is the cellist of the American String Quartet, a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, and serves as music director for the Mark Morris Dance Group.
The members of Trio + have performed together in various combinations across five continents for ten years. Their first critically acclaimed performance was given at the Sydney Festival 2003, Australia, in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Their Japan debut took place in 2008 at Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall with Century Orchestra Osaka performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto. The concert at Huntingdon will be a collaboration on works from Schumann and Mendelssohn.
In an unprecedented second concert in the Cheek Concert Series for the 2008–09 academic year, Dr. Serebryany will perform a solo program Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. This concert is free and open to the public, as well, and leads into a weekend of celebration for Huntingdon College Reunion.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854 in Tuskegee, Alabama, Huntingdon College, a coeducational liberal arts college, is in the midst of a year-long celebration of its 100th year in Montgomery in 2009. The College motto is “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.” For more information on this concert or other upcoming events, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.