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Manhattan Piano Trio to perform at Virginia Tech


   

Manhattan Piano Trio Manhattan Piano Trio


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 24, 2009 – The Manhattan Piano Trio will perform Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon on the campus of Virginia Tech.

The concert is a part of the University Chamber Music Series by the Department of Music and co-sponsored by Blacksburg's Musica Viva.

The program will feature Joseph Haydn’s “Piano Trio in G”; Frederic Chopin’s “Nocturne in C sharp minor”; Camille Saint-Saens’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op. 28”; Dimitri Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite No. 1”; Enrique Granados’ “Intermezzo” from the opera Goyescas; and Maurice Ravel’s “Piano Trio.”

The Manhattan Piano Trio is an ensemble that embodies the borough that provides its namesake: these three musicians represent starkly different backgrounds, connect on a fundamental level to enjoy making music together. Wayne Lee, violinist, is originally from San Francisco; the group’s cellist, Dmitry Kouzov, grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Milana Strezeva, pianist, is a native of Kishinev, Moldova, and a naturalized American. Strongly committed to educating new generations of musicians and music lovers, the Manhattan Piano Trio is adept at weaving informative talks into its performances.

Tickets are $15 general / $10 senior / $5 student and are available at the University Unions and Student Activities Box Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call (540) 231-5615 or visit the box office online.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, or the Shultz Hall Lot, located off Alumni Drive near the North Main Street campus entrance. Find more parking information online or call (540) 231-3200.

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