Apr 12, 2013

Rawlins Piano Trio to perform benefit concerts at USD, in Sioux Falls

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will present two concerts this month to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The performances will feature works by Schubert, Ravel and Lili Boulanger.

The first concert is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. The Trio will play again at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the Belbas Hall located inside Washington Pavilion of Art and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D. Admission is free, however audience members are asked to make a donation to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Since its founding in 1987, the Rawlins Piano Trio has distinguished itself as a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars. The ensemble performs regularly throughout the United States and abroad, including recent concert and teaching tours throughout Taiwan and Panama, and a May 2013 visit to South Korea. Owing to its expertise as a preeminent interpreter of American music, the ensemble has recorded four CDs on the Albany Records label. The fourth disc, “American Discoveries” was released in July 2009. It presents the Trio’s first commissioned composition, “Volvic Maritim,” by New York-based composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. The Trio recorded a fifth CD on the Azica label in June of 2012. Commissioned works by Emma Lou Diemer, James Lentini, Timothy Hoekman, Miguel Roig-Francoli and Stephen Yarbrough are featured. The CD will be released in 2013.

The Trio is named for benefactors Marjorie Rawlins and the late Robert Rawlins. All artists are faculty members in the USD Department of Music.For more information, see the Trio’s website at www.rawlinstrio.com or call the USD College of Fine Arts at (605) 677-5481. A high resolution photo of the Trio is available at www.rawlinstrio.com/press_kit.html.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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Peter Carrels
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