Merit School of Music’s 37th Annual Performathon

March 2, 2019, 11:00 am

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Merit School of Music 39th Gala Celebration The Ritz Carlton Hotel (Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography)

On Saturday’s broadcast, we feature two ensembles from Merit School of Music to highlight their 37th Annual Performathon. Performathon 2019 takes place on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at Merit’s West Loop location. Performathon is a two-day performance and fundraising extravaganza that features over 350 student musicians, and the funds raised from Performathon help ensure that the Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory remains tuition-free.

We present the Nova Piano Trio (Irene Castillo, violin; Brandon Cheng, cello; Jeremy Nohel, piano; Andrew Williams, coach) and the Precipice Saxophone Quartet (Emmett Connolly, Cole Moorhead, Christopher Li, and Taki Salameh, Thomas Snydacker, coach).

Music

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor D. Shostakovich
II. Andante con brio
Nova Piano Trio

Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27 J. Haydn
II. Andante
Nova Piano Trio

Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” L. v. Beethoven
III. Presto
Nova Piano Trio

Quatour pour Saxophones A. Desenclos
II. Andante
III. Poco largo, ma risoluto
The Precipice Saxophone Quartet

3 Preludes G. Gershwin, arr. Wolfgang Schlei
I.Allegro ben rimato e deciso
II.Andante con moto e poco rubato
III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
The Precipice Saxophone Quartet