The highly acclaimed Converse Trio will perform on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall. Pianist Douglas Weeks, violinist Sarah Johnson, and cellist Kenneth Law return to the Converse stage to captivate their listeners with a highly eclectic program of both familiar and unfamiliar works. The three performers have captured the respect and attention of audiences all over the world.The concert in Daniel Recital Hall is open to the public and admission is free.
The group will open with a lovely early Romantic Trio in E-flat Major by virtuoso pianist J. N. Hummel, a popular contemporary of Beethoven. This will be followed by Serenade No. 3, a work by 20th century American composer Vincent Persichetti. Written for his wife Dorothea, the Serenade runs the gamut of emotion from quixotic to calm and beautiful, while conveying throughout an amusing, dry, and humorous tone. The third work on the program is the tango Milongo del Angel (translated “Dance of the Angel”), composed by Astor Piazzolla and arranged by Michal Rataj. Milongo combines aspects of the sensual Latin dance with tenderness and romance. The final work on the program is the monumental and brilliant Piano Quintet in E-flat Major by Robert Schumann. Joining the trio for this recognizable and beloved work are violinist Paul Statsky and violist John Ravnan, both former professors at Converse.