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Aspen String Trio Plays Beethoven, Oct. 8

Featuring Narration by WBJC's Jonathan Palevsky

September 30, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

As a highlight of its latest residency at the University of Baltimore, the Aspen String Trio will present an evening of Beethoven's string trios on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Wright Theater in UB's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The performance, part of the University's Spotlight UB live performance series,will feature WBJC radio personality Jonathan Palevsky, who will provide historical context to the musical journey. The trio will Beethoven’s Op. 9 no. 3 in C minor, trio in D major, Op. 9 no. 2, and Op. 9 no. 1 in G major. Ticket information is listed below.

The Aspen String Trio features David Perry on violin, Victoria Chiang on viola, and Michael Mermagen on cello. Each of these three world-class instrumentalists has a long-time association as artist-faculty with the Aspen Music Festival, and they have performed across the globe in the world's most prestigious musical venues. Together they enjoy exploring the rich string trio repertoire of classical music.

The Aspen String Trio musicians also teach their craft: Chiang at Peabody Conservatory, Mermagen at Catholic University, and Perry at the University of Wisconsin Madison. For the fourth year, in keeping with UB's dedication to experiential learning, the trio will conduct a series of residencies with UB students in creative writing and world music classes.

In the spring 2012 issue of the University of Baltimore Magazine, UB President Robert Bogomolny lauded the trio's residencies and encouraged the use of music as a means of enriching student lives. A residency student responded that the Aspen String Trio "changed [my] take on music."

Palevsky serves as the program director at WBJC, Baltimore's classical music station. He hosts the programs "Face the Music," "The WBJC Opera Fest," "The WBJC Opera Preview," "Past Masters," and "Word on Wine." Palevsky has interviewed both Chiang and Mermagen on the station's "Face the Music."

Tickets for this event are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and UB faculty/staff, and $5 for students and alumni. Tickets for this performance are available at and in the lobby of the Wright Theater one hour prior to the performance.

Spotlight UB features performances ranging from chamber music to politically conscious theatre. This fall's season also features jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist and theatrical performances of Irish plays. Learn more about Spotlight UB.

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