Lincoln Trio to Perform TURINA & SANGRIA at Merit School of Music, 1/19

Lincoln Trio, fresh from garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance for Whitbourn's Annelies, will perform Turina & Sangria!, a live concert of music from Spain by composer Joaquin Turina followed by a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Turina & Sangria! will take place in the Anne and Howard Gottleib Hall at Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria Street, in Chicago's West Loop. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating. To purchase tickets, visit http://tinyurl.com/lincolntrioatmerit.

The internationally acclaimed Lincoln Trio - Merit School of Music's first-ever Artists in Residence - is made up of Marta Aznavoorian on piano, David Cunliffe on cello and Desirée Ruhstrat on violin.

Audiences can look forward to an all Turina program on January 19th including Trio in F Major (1904), Trio in B minor Op.76 (1933) and Circulo Op.91 fantasy for violin, cello and piano (1936). The Trio will be recording the complete works of Turina for piano and strings for Cedille Records later this year.

Turina & Sangria! is the second of four public concerts Lincoln Trio will perform at Merit as part of the ensemble's 2013-2014 residency. Lincoln Trio will also perform from Merit's Gottlieb Hall on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. on the WFMT 98.7 FM radio show Relevant Tones live with Seth Boustead.

On Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m., Lincoln Trio will perform Journey to Armenia featuring music from Armenian composers followed by a reception.

In addition to public performances, Lincoln Trio is also immersing themselves into Merit's curriculum by providing an extensive series of concerts and master classes exclusively for Merit's students. For example, as part of Merit's Live from Gottlieb Saturday afternoon performance series, only students enrolled in Merit's Conservatory program will be treated to a private concert by Lincoln Trio on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

"Our Artists in Residence program is an exciting new core offering here at Merit," said Thomas Bracy, Executive Director, Merit School of Music, which provides high-quality music education to nearly 5,000 Chicago-area students, from newborns to age 18, with a focus on underserved communities. "Everyone here - students, faculty, staff and parents - are thrilled to have Lincoln Trio be an integral part of our community, and we are already seeing the positive impact these incredibly talented chamber music artists are having on our students."

"We are thrilled to be a part of the Merit family. Merit provides a nurturing environment that fosters creativity and achievement. We enjoy working with the students to fulfill their potential and develop a lifelong love of music," said Lincoln Trio's Desirée Ruhstrat.




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