Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Don't Miss Final Concerts in Langroise Chamber Series

2006. 03. 07.

CALDWELL (Idaho)- Attention, music lovers! There are only two more opportunities to catch a concert in the Langroise Trio's Langroise Chamber Series.

The final two concerts in the series will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm at the Langroise Recital Hall at Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell, and on Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 pm in the Esther Simplot Academy in Boise.

The concert will feature 'Trio on a Russian Theme,' by Alexander Borodin, 'Three by Three,' by Mark Lenz, and 'Sextet #1 in B Flat Major, Opus 18,' by Johannes Brahms. It will also feature guest artists Jill Rowley on the violin, Tom Tompkins on the viola, and Ned Johnson on the cello.

The trio has a special connection to the piece 'Three by Three.' Mark Lenz, the composer, is a friend of the Langroise Trio. Lenz was a professional trombone player in the Rochester Philharmonic until he decided to become a lawyer, and joined a law practice in Reno, Nevada. The Langroise Trio recorded his string trio, in which he took three composers he loved, Hindemith, Elgar, and Shostakovich, and wrote a movement of music honoring each composer by writing in their style of composition.

The Langroise Trio is made up of Geoffrey Trabichoff, violin; David Johnson, viola; and Samuel Smith, cello. Established in 1991 with a gift from arts patron Gladys Langroise, the Langroise Trio are Artists-in-residence at Albertson College of Idaho, where they form the string faculty. They have performed on chamber music series in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, their fourth CD is in the planning stage, and the Trio was one of the first groups to give an 'internet archived' concert on the Millenium Stage of the Kennedy Center.

The Langroise Trio's residency at Albertson College provides a unique chamber music emphasis with coaching sessions, weekly master classes and performances. The residency allows students direct access to members of the Trio and offers intensive training in violin, viola and cello within a traditional liberal arts curriculum. In addition, advanced students are encouraged to audition for a Boise Philharmonic internship enabling them to perform with a metropolitan-level professional orchestra while in college.

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