|Trio Verve to perform at North Dakota Museum of Art|
Trio Verve will perform in the Museum Concert Series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Museum galleries. Their program will include works by Arvo Pärt, Joan Tower, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Astor Piazzolla, and Johannes Brahms. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus.
The Museum Concert Series, founded in 1990, is a celebration of classical music that brings performers of international repute to the Museum. It is the oldest chamber concert series in the region and draws a mixed audience of all ages. Mayville State University shares the series with the Museum, hosting their performance on Monday evenings.
Trio Verve is a trio that thrills audiences with their passion, enthusiasm and ability to make the written music come alive. The members, Jasmine Lin, Marina Hoover, and Patricia Tao, all have a demonstrated depth of experience as collaborators and as performers on the international stages throughout the world. Individually, these three have studied with some of the great masters at schools such as Curtis, Yale and Harvard. As a group, their synergistic energy is apparent with every performance they give. Trio Verve’s repertoire encompasses the rich variety of the piano trio repertoire, from Haydn to the present day, and all three have championed recent music through commissions, premieres and recordings of works by living composers. Experienced in community and school outreach, they bring verve and excitement to both the young and the old.
Jasmine Lin began violin studies at age four. Since then she has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay, and Summer Serenade, and in recital in Chicago, New York, Nova Scotia, Rio de Janeiro, and Montevideo. She was a prizewinner in the International Paganini Competition and took second prize in the International Naumburg Competition. The New York Times describes her as an "unusually individualistic player" with "electrifying assertiveness" and "virtuosic abandon."
Two-time Grammy nominee Marina Hoover was founding cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which rocketed to international prominence after winning both the Young Concert Artists auditions and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. In her 13 years with the St. Lawrence, Hoover performed at The White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street “Y,” The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and Theatre De Ville (Paris). In addition, the quartet made regular appearances at Tanglewood, the Newport Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, as well as over 1,000 other appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and Viet Nam. The St. Lawrence has been the resident quartet at Spoleto USA since 1996.
Pianist Patricia Tao, founding member of the Guild Trio from 1988-1998, has led an active career as both soloist and chamber musician. As pianist of the Trio, she performed throughout the United States and Europe, with appearances in major North American cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. With the Trio, she won the prestigious USIA Artistic Ambassador competition, resulting in a seven-country European tour. The following year, her trio was awarded the position of Trio-in-Residence at the Tanglewood Music Center, where they were lauded by the Boston Globe as a “beautiful new landmark” on the concert stage.
Upcoming concerts include ETA 3, Dec. 7; Stefan Hussong, accordian, Jan. 25; and vocal ensemble, Tapestry, March 22.
The Museum Concert Series is funded in part by a grant from the Myra Foundation, with additional support by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O’Lakes Foundation, the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Committed classical music lovers also contribute an additional $50 on top of their season ticket to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.
Tickets for the Concert Series are available by subscription to the series, or available for single concerts at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets: $70 for the season, $15 per concert at the door. Member’s tickets: $60 for the season, $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are $20 for the season, $5 per concert at the door. Children middle school and under are admitted free. Help assure the survival of the Concert Series by becoming a Concert Series Sponsor for an additional $50. Order your tickets today by sending a check or calling (701) 777-4195.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4195