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“Riveting” … “stunning virtuosity and ensemble work” … “fresh and surprising interpretations” — Susan Pena, Reading Eagle


Those Secret Eyes Announcement

For Immediate RElease: November 14th, 2018

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Links to high resolution images:   Merz Trio Photo   ||   Those Secret Eyes Graphic

Links to high resolution images: Merz Trio Photo || Those Secret Eyes Graphic

NEW YORK, NY, November 14th -- On Friday, December 7, at 7:30pm at the Kosciuszko Foundation, Merz Trio will premiere its theatrical recital piece, Those Secret Eyes. The performance will combine live chamber music, spoken text, dance, and lighting design in a multidisciplinary show based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.

In the darkness of a deserted castle, Lady Macbeth wanders through her final hours, seeing and speaking with a private clarity. Music and text work together to form a haunting emotional portrait; original lines from the play weave together with a musical program of trios by Brahms, Schumann, Johannes Maria Staud, and Charlotte Bray. Lady Macbeth herself is portrayed by dance soloist Caroline Copeland.

Those Secret Eyes has been supported in part by an Avaloch Farm Music Institute creative residency, as well as a New England Conservatory Entrepreneurial Musicianship Grant. It continues Merz Trio's series of multidisciplinary performance pieces that reimagine the contemporary recital experience.

Friday, December 7th, 7:30pm

The Kosciuszko Foundation, NYC
15 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

Tickets in advance: $25 GA | $15 student | $15 artist
At the door: $30 | $18 | $18
Complimentary press tickets:
General tickets:

Merz Trio
Lee Dionne, piano | Brigid Coleridge, violin | Julia Yang, cello

Music by Brahms, Bray, Schumann, Staud, and Verdi

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Merz Trio's players have been hailed as “impressive” (NYTimes), “impeccable” (Fanfare Magazine), and praised for “a sense of joyful virtuosity” (South Florida Classical Review). Formed in 2017 by pianist Lee Dionne, violinist Brigid Coleridge, and cellist Julia Yang, The Merz Trio has quickly emerged as a unique and award-winning ensemble, garnering the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of their 2018-2019 season include performances in New York, Boston, and Chicago, a feature on London’s BBC Radio 3 and two residencies at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh, UK. The Trio is currently based out of New York City and is the Graduate Piano Trio in Residence at New England Conservatory (2018-2020).