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Concordia String Trio

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Westbrook Music Building Room: 119
Additional Info: WMB
Contact: Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
The Concordia String Trio will present a concert on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Westbrook Recital Hall. Admission to this concert is free.

The trio members are cellist Karen Becker, violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow, and violist Leslie Perna. Karen Becker is professor of cello in the Glenn Korff School of Music (UNL) and principal cellist of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Marcia Henry Liebenow is Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at Bradley University, and Leslie Perna is professor of viola and member of the Esterhazy Quartet at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The concert features works by American composers, and includes “Three Counterpoints” by Walter Piston, “Seven Paragraphs” by Henry Cowell, “Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello” by Alan Hovhaness, “Berceuse” by Leonard Mark Lewis, and “String Trio No. 1: Zazen” by David Colson. The Lewis and Colson were written specifically for the Concordia String Trio in 2002 and 2005.

The Concordia String Trio explores and expands the eclectic repertoire of an under-appreciated genre—the string trio. Dedicated to discovering and performing lesser-known gems of chamber music, the CST will be recording a CD of this concert’s repertoire in May 2017 for Centaur Records. Their CD, titled Viennese String Trios, recorded in 2016, will be released by Centaur Records early in 2017.

The Nebraska performance of the Concordia String Trio is the last of a Midwest tour, including concerts in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri, as well as Peoria, Illinois.

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Concordia String Trio. Since then they have performed recitals, educational programs, and given lecture/demonstrations in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, in Boston, Vermont, California, Texas, Kentucky, and Utah. They were featured on WTVP (Peoria, Illinois) in a program entitled “Marcia and Friends” as part of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Bites series. The Trio has also been resident ensemble at the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, and recorded a Capstone CD entitled “90’s Timeflow – Chamber Music of Alan Schmitz.”

Additional Public Info:
Free and open to the public.
Live Webcast: Visit for the live link the night of the performance.

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