Archduke Trio presents "Tangos and Mendelssohn" to open MAS Season August 28

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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The Archduke Piano Trio, consisting of USA professor Robert Holm, violinist Enen Yu and cellist Guo-Sheng Huang, plays Tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Miguel del Aguila and Peter Kohrman, followed by Felix Mendelssohn's famous Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor.
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).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.
The program opens with USA music major Peter Kohrman's El Ultimo Baile, a tango for piano trio that was chosen as winner in composition for the state of Alabama by the Alabama Music Teachers Association in 2013-2014.  Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla will be featured next with Cinco Piezas (1980), originally for solo guitar and Oblivion, first made famous from the soundtrack of the 1982 film "Henry IV, the Mad King." The first section of the program concludes with contemporary Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila's Tango trio.
The program will conclude with Felix Mendelssohn's famous Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49, which Robert Schumann reviewed after its premiere in 1839, praising Mendelssohn as "the Mozart of the 19th century, the most illuminating of musicians."
Need directions to Laidlaw?  Just go to Google Maps at 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  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.)
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