Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lincoln Trio Spotlights Six Female Composers on Debut CD Notable Women to be released on Cedille on August 30th

August 19th Ravinia Performance to Launch New Album Live performance on Chicago's WFMT Impromptu on August 17th

On August 30th, the Cedille label will release Notable Women, the Lincoln Trio’s first full-length CD with a program of works by six contemporary female composers — rising stars as well as established names. The trio, international ambassadors of the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL, will perform the repertoire on the recording at Ravinia in Bennett Gordon Hall at 6pm on Friday, August 19th. After this concert the Lincoln Trio will participate in a post-concert CD signing where concertgoers can purchase the album prior to the public release date.

On the album, the Lincoln Trio, presents the world-premiere recordings of Lera Auerbach’s Trio for violin, cello, and piano; Stacy Garrop’s Seven for piano trio; Laura Elise Schwendinger’s C’è la Luna Questa Sera?; and Joan Tower’s Trio Cavany. Rounding out the program are Augusta Read Thomas’s Moon Jig and Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio.

Founded in 2003, the Lincoln Trio are ensemble in residence at the Music Institute of Chicago. Members of the trio are violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian.

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