VERMILLION, S.D. -- The acclaimed University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will be in concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. Entitled “Tribute to Life,” the program features trios by Beethoven and romantic Czech composer Bed?ich Smetana and a fantasy on Yiddish folk tunes by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.
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 South Korea. In July 2013, their fifth CD, “Attracting Opposites: New Music for Piano Trio,” was released on the Azica label. It features five works commissioned by the Trio and created since 2008. More information about the composers and the works is available at www.rawlinstrio.com/news.
The Trio is named for benefactors Marjorie Rawlins and the late Robert Rawlins. The artists are faculty members in the USD Department of Music and include Eunho Kim, violin, Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello and Susan Keith Gray, piano.