Program

Composer Work Year
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87 1882
Intermission
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

Merz Trio
Merz Trio
Source: Nile Hawyer

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.