Amicizia Trio to perform at UI

Amicizia Trio to perform at UI

URBANA — The New York-based Amicizia Trio will perform pieces composed by local musicians in the concert "Incarnation" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the University of Illinois Music Building auditorium, 1114 W. Nevada St., U.

The ensemble — Song-A Cho, violin; Stephanie Iovine, cello; and Johanna Kosak, piano — will perform three world premieres. Two of them were composed by UI alumni:

"Variations and Soliloquies" is by Northern Illinois University Professor Robert Fleisher and "What A Ride!" is by Parkland College Professor Tim Schirmer. Both composers will be at the concert.

The trio also will debut "Piano Trio" by San Francisco-based composer Durwynne Hsieh. Other pieces on the program: "Five Bagatelles" by Daniel Temkin, a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, and "Blockhouse" by UI Associate Professor Emeritus Zack Browning.

Kosak, the pianist with Amicizia, is also a UI alumna. Members of the trio, now on a Midwest tour, have won numerous individual performance awards. The trio recently released its first CD, "Prologue." The concert is free and open to the public.

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