Merz Trio: Night Songs

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  • Monday | March 31 | 7:30 PM
  • The Menil Collection
  • 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
  • 713-524-5050 |

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Hildegard von Bingen: Hymn O ignee spiritus
Robert Schumann: Andantino from Six Studies in Canonic Form, Op. 56
Thelonious Monk: ‘Round midnight
Henry Purcell: Hush No More
Alma Mahler: Laue Sommernacht
Alexander Zemlinsky: Empfängnis
Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

Amy Yang, piano; Brigid Coleridge, violin; Julia Yang, cello

Hailed as “entrancing” (BBC Music Magazine) and “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (CutCommon), Merz Trio – winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff and Chesapeake Competitions – are known for their inventive programming. Join Merz Trio as they search for song in night’s darkness. Beginning with the 12th century chants spun by Hildegard von Bingen in her solitary monastic cell, explore melody sung into and for the night, weaving together a musical conversation that joins the voices of Purcell, Schumann, Alma Mahler, Brahms and Zemlinsky, and into the twentieth century with Thelonious Monk’s poignantly lonely ode to a dark hour.

“perfection of intonation and ensemble” — Hudson Review

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