The Archduke Piano Trio in Concert September 12 at Laidlaw!


Posted on September 5, 2017 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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The Archduke Piano Trio

On September 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, the Archduke Piano Trio will perform in concert. Comprised of violinist Enen Yu, cellist Guo-Sheng Huang and USA piano professor Robert Holm, the Archduke Trio will perform works by Mozart, Middleton and Suk.

The Piano Trio in C major is the fourth of five mature trios composed in the last five years of Mozart's life, featuring well-balanced voicing between instruments and 3-part counterpoint. Retired USA composer Owen Middleton's one-movement piece was written for and dedicated to the Archduke Piano Trio, exhibiting frequent tempo and character changes throughout, and utilizing themes from the same composer's opera "Snick Snickers." And finally, the Czech composer Josef Suk, Dvorak's pupil and son-in-law, composed the three-movement Piano Trio in C minor, op. 2 while still a student at the Prague Conservatory.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Musical Arts Series season passes will of course be honored for admission to this event. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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