Merz Trio
Merz Trio
Credit: Nile Hawyer

Join us on Saturday, May 28 at 3:00 pm to hear Merz Trio perform music by Brahms, Lili Boulanger, Shostakovich, and Ravel. This performance is by arrangement with Concert Artists Guild.


Composer Work Year
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 1882
Lili Boulanger “D’un vieux jardin” from Three Pieces (arr. Merz Trio) 1914
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 1923
Maurice Ravel La Valse, M. 72b (arr. Merz Trio) 1920

About the Artists

Julia Yang, cello ∙ Lee Dionne, piano ∙ Brigid Coleridge, violin
Julia Yang, cello ∙ Lee Dionne, piano ∙ Brigid Coleridge, violin

Winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, Merz Trio are passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music through vibrantly dynamic programming and wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration.

Their narrative programming style juxtaposes classical standards, new music, and their own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works, fluidly interwoven and guided with speaking from the Trio’s members. Their interdisciplinary collaborations include ongoing projects with dancer Caroline Copeland, Sandglass Puppet Theater, chef David Bouley, and videographer Chris Kitchen.

In coming seasons, Merz Trio are looking forward to debuts at Merkin Hall in NYC, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. They have been encouraged in their explorations by numerous institutional homes around the world, including the New England Conservatory, Yellow Barn, Snape Maltings, Avaloch Farm Institute, the Naumburg Foundation, the Lake Champlain, Olympic, and Chesapeake Music Festivals, and the Fischoff Competition.

Merz Trio are represented by Concert Artists Guild and make their homes in Boston.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The street address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program (afternoon concerts only). After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to chat with the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.


Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to with the names of everyone in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation request. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so others can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 25

Name Email Note
Andeweg, Patricia (on file) recently moved here from Texas
Comerford, Mark (on file)
Dionne, Bob (on file)
Dionne, Edan
Gray, Bianca (on file)
Griffin, Vida-Wynne (on file)
Gurewitch, Louise (on file) sister of Donna Riccobono
Gurewitch, Noel
Hirons, Phil (on file)
Kroll, Liz (on file)
May, Chaia (on file) mother of Ami Pienknagura
Popkin, Joel (on file)
Popkin, Zenie
Riccobono, Donna (on file) sister of Louise Gurewitch
Robinson, Lucy (on file)
Sadosky, Alesia (on file)
Sartori, Art
Sartori, Clare (on file)
Schelleng, Bob (on file)
Schelleng, Katie (on file)
Susan, Connie
Susan, John
Tovell, Judy friend of Pat Andeweg
Zimmerman, Susan friend of Liz Kroll
Total: 24