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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 or call the USD College of Fine Arts at (605) 677-5481. A high resolution photo of the Trio is available at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News