Concordia String Trio
March 18 @ 3:00 pmFree - No Cost
The Concordia String Trio explores and expands the eclectic repertoire of an under-appreciated genre—the string trio. This versatile ensemble has built a reputation for its exciting performances and innovative programs, juxtaposing pieces from the standard string trio repertoire with new compositions and little-known works of great composers. This spring, the Concordia String Trio will be presenting seven concerts throughout the Midwest. Formed in 1999, the Trio has performed recitals, educational programs, and given lecture/demonstrations in Boston, Vermont, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, and California. They were featured on WTVP public television in a program entitled “Marcia and Friends” as part of the Peoria Symphony’s Sound Bites series. The Trio has also been resident ensemble at the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival and recorded a Capstone CD entitled “90’s Timeflow – Chamber Music of Alan Schmitz.” Their new recording “Viennese String Trios” will be released in the spring of 2017 on the Centaur Label.
Members of the trio are Marcia Liebenow, Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and professor of Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music at Bradley University; Leslie Perna, Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri-Columbia, violist of the Esterhazy Quartet, Director of the Missouri String Project, and a founding member of the Concordia String Trio; and Karen Becker, Professor of Cello in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.