In an article by Scott Calvert for the Wall Street Journal, Amit Peled describes his journey to receiving and playing on Pablo Casals’s cello. The cello was thoroughly restored at the urging of Peled, who will take it on a 19-stop cello-and-piano recital tour. Peled will perform on Casals’s cello in a recital at Peabody in February, playing the same program Casals himself performed at Peabody a full century earlier.
The Aspen String Trio, of which faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola, and Michael Mermagen (BM ’84, Cello) are members, will be performing along with fellow member David Perry in Los Angeles on November 10 – 12. As part of the Music Guild’s 70th anniversary season, the Aspen String Trio will perform two string trios and a Beethoven piano quartet with pianist Micah Yui. The Music Guild concert series is one of the oldest, continuous music producers West of the Mississippi, featuring world renown ensembles and providing free concerts to elementary schools throughout Los Angeles.
The Aspen String Trio, of which faculty artist Victoria Chiang, viola, and Michael Mermagen (BM ’84, Cello) are members, will be featured on Music in Maryland on WBJC, 91.5 FM, Maryland’s Classical Music Station on September 27 at 6 pm. The program will include Brahms Trio in A minor, Op. 114 for Viola, Cello and Piano, Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 and Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No.2 with members of the Aspen String Trio and Rita Sloan, piano.