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Piano Trio at the Howard Center

Date: March 3, 2014
Phone: 269-471-3560

In the final concert of the 2013–2014 Howard Center Presents… series, Andrews University professors Claudio Gonzalez and Chi Yong Yun will team up with German Marcano, a renowned cellist in the Latin American music scene, for a trio performance. The concert will include works by Mozart, Turina and Mendelssohn. It all begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University.

Claudio Gonzalez, associate professor of music at Andrews University and conductor of the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, has a master’s degree in violin performance as well as a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting. Chi Yong Yun, currently the director of piano studies at Andrews University, has performed internationally as a recitalist, collaborative musician and lecturer.

Similar to a symphony or a string quartet, a piano trio is both a musical genre and a type of performing ensemble. Usually written for piano, violin and violoncello, piano trios became regarded as a serious compositional genre on par with string quartets during the time of Haydn and Mozart. In many ways, this concert provides a historical overview of the development of the piano trio genre, from the elegant and deceptively simple Classical work of Mozart, through Mendelssohn’s expansive and rich Romantic musings, to Turina’s pungent 20th-century blend of traditional forms, an extended French harmonic vocabulary drawn from Ravel and Debussy and a spicy dash of Spanish nationalism.

Tickets cost $10 for reserved seating, $5 for Andrews University faculty and staff, and $5 if purchased as a part of the flex series. Tickets for students are free. Purchase your tickets by calling 269-471-3560 or online by visiting

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