Fall Fundraiser — Gala Concert & Champagne Reception with the Lincoln Trio

Saturday, Nov. 25 at Kerrytown Concert House
7pm Reception • 8pm Concert
Tickets $50 / $35 / $25 — reserve online

In lieu of the marathon concert, this year we are kicking off our year-end fundraising with a benefit concert featuring the grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio. Please join us at 7pm for a champagne reception, followed by the concert at 8. Tickets and tax-deductible donations benefit the Phests.


Rebecca Clarke, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (Moderato ma appassionato)
Astor Piazzola, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Otoño Porteño)
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat, Op.44 (with Gabe Bolkosky & Steffani Kitayama)

The concert is co-sponsored by Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates and Kerrytown Concert House.



Lincoln Trio — Public Masterclass

Sunday, November 26 at Kerrytown Concert House
Tickets $25 / $15 / $5 (suggested) — reserve online

The Trio will be giving a public masterclass with student chamber groups from the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teacher’s Guild, PhoenixPhest, and U-M School of Music. This is a unique opportunity to go “behind the scenes” as the trio discusses and teaches their craft to rising young musicians. The Trio will also give a brief performance.

The masterclass is co-sponsored by The Phoenix Ensemble and Great Lakes PAA CARAVAN Concerts. All proceeds benefit the two organizations’ music education and outreach programs.


About the Lincoln Trio

FANFARE Magazine hailed the celebrated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio — Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano — as “one of the hottest young trios in the business.” Formed in 2003, the Lincoln Trio takes its name from their home, the heartland of the United States, the land of Lincoln. The trio has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire.

The Lincoln Trio has performed throughout the United States, including appearances at Carnegie’s Weil Hall, Ravinia Festival, Poisson Rouge, LACMA, Lane Concert Series, University of Chicago, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Music in the Loft, and in Springfield, Illinois, where the trio was chosen to celebrate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration with President Barack Obama. Internationally the trio has performed in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and most recently a 5-city tour of Colombia. Staunch proponents of music education, the Lincoln Trio has had residencies at San Francisco State University, University of Wisconsin Madison, and SUNY Fredonia. They are currently ensemble-in-residence at the Merit School of Music.

Their recording of Annelies was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award, and their most recent CD Trios from our Homelands was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category. For more information about the group please visit LincolnTrio.com.


PhoenixPhest 2018 — Registration is open!

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