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Aspen Ensemble in Residence at UB

Group to Perform and Teach Classes to Non-Music Students

March 6, 2014
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The Aspen Spring Trio is holding its fourth consecutive ensemble-in-residency at the University of Baltimore. This internationally acclaimed group will perform a concert of selections by Beethoven and Mozart as part of the Spotlight UB Performing Arts Series on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Additionally, the Aspen String Trio musicians will collaborate with UB students to provide music, creative writing, acting and other educational classes outside of the music program.

The March 11 performance will take place in 5the UB Student center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Attendance details are listed below. 

"Our weeks of residency at the University of Baltimore continue to become more meaningful to us," said Victoria Chiang, a member of the Aspen String Trio. "We have always loved playing our concerts in the beautiful hall at the Student Center. For our ensemble, the performances have enabled us to explore interesting programs and push the boundaries of our repertoire.“

Classes will take place March 10-12 with undergraduate and graduate students studying arts, business, math and other topics. This semester's course offerings include Arts and Ideas, Screenwriting, Arts and Society, and Popular Writing classes.

After 20 years of friendship and music-making, Aspen String Trio members David Perry, Victoria Chiang, and Michael Mermagen have joined together as an ensemble with magical synergy. These three world-class instrumentalists each have a long-time association as artist-faculty with the Aspen Music Festival; combined, they have performed across the globe in many of the world's most prestigious venues. Recent and upcoming performances and residencies include Chicago, Arlington and Waco, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, the University of Delaware, and Baltimore. A notable upcoming recording project includes recording the string trios and other music of Martinu for the Naxos label.

Tickets for the Aspen Trio performance, where the group will be joined by WBJC radio personality Jonathan Palevsky for intriguing historical context, are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and UB faculty and staff, and $5 for UB students and alumni. Tickets can be purchased at www.etix.com (search for “University of Baltimore”).

For more information about Spotlight UB, visit their web page or send an e-mail to spotlightub@ubalt.edu.

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