WMU News

Merling Trio concert features guest violist Scott St. John

Nov. 4, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Guest artist Scott St. John will join Western Michigan University's internationally acclaimed Merling Trio for a concert Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Works performed will include Beethoven's Piano Trio in E- flat major, Op.1 #1; Arensky's Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 32; and Brahms Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60.

Tickets are $10 and are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 269 387-2300 or toll free 800 228-9858. Tickets for students and senior citizen are $5.

Scott St. John, who previously appeared at WMU as a Young Concert Artist, is an accomplished violinist and violist and professor of violin at the University of Toronto. He has been praised for his "electric" performances and recitals.

St. John, who will play viola at the Nov. 9 concert, has collaborated with the Merling Trio previously at the ENCORE School for Strings Summer Music Festival in Hudson, Ohio. The Merling Trio features WMU School of Music faculty members Renata Artman Knific, violin; Bruce Uchimura, cello; and Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano.

The concert is sponsored by the WMU School of Music and the Donald P. Bullock Performance Institute.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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