Lee Trio to present “Mostly Romantics” on October 18th

The Lee Trio will present their fall concert on Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in the Humanities Building at Lee University.

Formed in September 2017, the dynamic Lee Trio is made up of faculty members from Lee University School of Music, Xiaoqing Yu, violin; Théodore Kartal, cello; and Muen Wei, piano. The Lee Trio promotes intercultural unity through music, and its members serve as artistic ambassadors for music education between the United States and Asia.

The Lee Trio performance on October 18 will include the world premiere of a student composition by Lee, music by Argentinian composer Astor Piazolla and Piano Trio in D minor by Russian composer Anton Arensky.

Commissioned by the Lee Trio, the first student composition, “Behind the Mask”, is composed by Lee’s major Noah Constence. The play aims to reflect the frustration of the pandemic, but also to affirm hopes for a better world tomorrow.

“Noah is a gifted and talented student, and we are delighted to share this wonderful new composition with the community,” said Xiaoqing Yu, associate professor of violin at Lee and member of the Trio. “Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio in D minor is also an absolutely brilliant 19th century work by a Russian composer and pianist himself. I highly recommend it! The concert will also feature music by Piazzolla with a new approach.

The Lee Trio has performed in concerts and master classes across North America and Asia, and their performances have won them popularity with large audiences and educational institutions. When not on tour internationally, Lee Trio performs regularly on campuses and in surrounding communities in the United States.

The trio brings the music of Lee University to cities around the world. During the summers of 2018 and 2019, Lee Trio performed in Thailand, Vietnam, China and South Korea. In the summer of 2022, the Lee Trio will return to international performances and travel to Asia for another concert tour.

The event is free, without a ticket office and open to the public. It will also be available live at https://livestream.com/leeu.

Lee University remains dedicated to the health and safety of the campus community and guests. COVID-19 protocols will be observed based on CDC recommendations at the time of performance.

For more information, visit leetrio.com or contact the School of Music at 614-8240.

Corina C. Butler

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