Merling Trio premieres new work by Peter Scott Lewis

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Merling Trio

KALAMAZOO—The Merling Trio, recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Merling Trio

A truly international group, the Merling Trio brings together musicians from Polish, Japanese and Dutch backgrounds. The trio made its New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1993, and was named a finalist for the Naumburg Foundation Chamber Music Award in 1994. The London Musical Opinion declared that the Merling Trio "made a powerful impression, with unabashed romanticism and finesse."

The March 13 program will include the world premiere of "Surviving a Storm" by Peter Scott Lewis. The work was commissioned by the School of Music as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The program will also include "Hungarian Dance Number 15 in B-Flat Major" and "Hungarian Dance Number 17 in F Minor" by Johannes Brahms, as well as Brahms' "Piano Quartet in G Minor," Opus 25, for which the trio will be joined by guest violist Jun-Ching Lin.

For more information about the Merling Trio, visit merlingtrio.com.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.