President’s Chamber Music Series-The Emerson Trio

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Date(s) - 10/29/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Light Hall Auditorium


The Emerson Trio brings together musicians with long established careers on three continents, whose combined mission is to present the music of American composers in its historical and cultural context alongside works from the traditional chamber music repertory.

Endre Balogh, (violin),  has performed as violin soloist with orchestras around the world including the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, Frankfurt Symphony, Basel Symphony, the Angeles Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Washington DC, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu, working with eminent conductors Zubin Mehta, Edo de Waart, James de Priest, Lawrence Foster, Milton Katims, and Christoph von Dohnányi. An accomplished chamber music performer, Endre won several Coleman Chamber Music Awards, and he toured the United States, Canada, and Europe with the Pacific Trio for nearly thirty years. He has also performed with Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario and participated in the acclaimed series of 1993 chamber concerts, “André Watts and Friends.”

Antony Cooke, (cello), author, composer, Hollywood studio musician, cellist, composer, conductor, teacher, and astronomer, began life in Australia, trained principally in London, and built a brilliant career as a cellist in Europe and in the United States where he is also a citizen. In 1971, he became England’s youngest principal cellist, performing regularly as concerto soloist with the London Mozart Players under Harry Blech, then England’s premier chamber orchestra; during this time, he also toured Israel with The London Symphony Orchestra.

Donna Coleman’s, (piano) performances of American music earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina and the Southern Arts Federations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Foundation, Radcliffe College, and Second Prize in the first John F Kennedy Center International American Music Competition, among others.  James North writing for Fanfare found “Donna Coleman’s performance of Ives’s First Sonata is grand and sweeping, strong and confident, filled with charm and overflowing with joy.” Coleman created the OutBach®project that explores relationships between Indigenous, art, and popular music and creates performances in unexpected locations and combinations, including the world-first piano and didgeridoo collaborations.

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