For two decades, The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio has provided outstanding string instruction for students and melodic performances for the public as the artists in residence on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The College and the Treasure Valley community will celebrate those 20 years as Caldwell Fine Arts presents the Langroise Trio’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with guest pianist Martina Filjak, set for 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Jewett Auditorium. Tickets, which start at $10 for adults and $6 for children, are available by calling 459-5783 or visiting www.caldwellfinearts.org.
“The members of the Langroise Trio are superior teachers and artists who have been an asset to C of I students and the entire Treasure Valley for many years,” said Caldwell Fine Arts director Sylvia Hunt. “Caldwell Fine Arts is pleased to provide this opportunity for our audience to celebrate the Trio accompanied by Martina Filjak, who was a CFA crowd favorite last year.”
The Langroise Trio, established in 1991 with a gift from arts patron Gladys Langroise, consists of violist David Johnson, violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff and cellist Samuel Smith. The Trio serves as the C of I string faculty and is widely considered one of the best small string ensembles in the country. The group’s repertoire ranges from contemporary work written especially for the Trio to interpretations of Romantic, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance music. For more information and a performance schedule, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/langroisetrio.
“Our students are extremely fortunate to work with the Trio,” said Professor Paul Moulton, chair of the C of I music department. “If the members were working at a larger institution, they primarily would work with graduate students. But here at the College, even freshmen have an opportunity to work with these outstanding professionals who have traveled and performed with the best in the world.”
Special guest Filjak is the 2009 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner. She played with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra and as a soloist for Caldwell Fine Arts in 2011. Filjak and the Langroise Trio will perform celebrated piano quartets from Mozart and Brahms. For more information about Filjak, visit www.martinafiljak.com.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.