September 20, 2016
Erich Burnett

Zukerman Trio, the world-renowned chamber ensemble founded by violinist Pinchas Zukerman, will perform works for violin, cello, and piano at Oberlin College & Conservatory Friday, September 30.

The concert, part of Oberlin’s 2016-17 Artist Recital Series, begins at 8 p.m. in historic Finney Chapel. It will showcase the talents of Oberlin piano professor Angela Cheng, a founding member of the Zukerman Trio and a celebrated performer on stages worldwide. Together with Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Cheng will perform Schubert’s songful Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Shostakovich’s searing Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, and seven of Glière’s lyrically inventive Eight Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39.

Called “a trio made in heaven” by Limelight Magazine, the Zukerman Trio came together in 2011 after Cheng had performed for several years in Zukerman’s previous ensemble, the Zukerman ChamberPlayers.

“I have traveled to every part of the world, and it has been an incredible musical journey,” Cheng says of her work with Zukerman. “I'm so grateful and indebted to Pinchas for being incredibly generous, and for all of the many eye-opening, ear-opening, and heart-opening experiences.”

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets to the Zukerman Trio at Oberlin are $35 ($30 for seniors, military personnel, and Oberlin faculty, staff, and alumni; and just $10 for students), available at Oberlin's online Arts Guide, by calling the box office at 800-371-0178, or by visiting Oberlin’s Central Ticket Service (inside Hall Auditorium, 67 N. Main St.) weekdays from noon to 5 p.m. Prorated season subscriptions and Pick 3 packages are available now.

ABOUT THE ARTIST RECITAL SERIES: An Oberlin tradition since 1878, the Artist Recital Series brings to Finney Chapel the world’s most talented performers across a spectrum of musical styles. The series continues this fall with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, performing works by Haydn, Adams, and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Friday, November 11.

For a complete Artist Recital Series schedule and more information about the upcoming season at Oberlin College & Conservatory, please visit the Oberlin Arts Guide.

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