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Apollo Trio to perform at Moravian College – April 4

Apollo Trio(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) -- Classical music will fill Foy Concert Hall when Apollo Trio perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Adolphe on Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. General admission is $10 and $5 for Senior Citizens, students and children under twelve. The concert is sponsored by Moravian College Arts and Lectures.

Already well known as soloists and chamber players throughout the United States and Europe, violinist Curtis Macomber, cellist Michael Kannen, and pianist Marija Stroke play together as the Apollo Trio. Three passionate and intelligent musicians, the Apollo Trio members have been critically acclaimed for "vitality and poetic fire," "depth of feeling and technical excellence" and "music making of stature and substance" by Strad Magazine, Fanfare and London’s Daily Telegraph.

The Apollo Trio has performed in France, Switzerland and the United States. New York performances have included appearances at Caramoor, Bargemusic, the Mostly Mozart Festival in Avery Fisher Hall and at the "Great Day; in New York" Festival for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Former first violinist of the New World String Quartet and a renowned champion of new music, Mr. Macomber has made over twenty recordings, including two acclaimed discs of contemporary solo violin music. A member of the new music ensemble Speculum Musicae, Mr. Macomber is on the faculties of the Julliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.

Michael Kannen, formerly the cellist of the Naumburg Award winning Brentano String Quartet, of which he was a founding member, has performed in major concert halls throughout the world — including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Theatre de Chatelet in Paris, and frequently in New York at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and others. Mr. Kannen is on the faculty of Dartmouth College.

Marija Stroke has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the City of London Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and in recitals throughout the former Soviet Union. Her concerto performances have included appearances with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra and the Solisti New York Orchestra, conducted by Ransom Wilson, at the OK Mozart International Festival. Her recordings include the complete Grieg Sonatas for violin and piano with Curtis Macomber, and chamber music of Bruce Adolphe with the Brentano String Quarter.

The Apollo Trio will perform selections from Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio Opus 1, No. 3 in C Major; Trio Opus 32, in D Minor composed by Anton Arensky; and Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio Opus 66, in C Minor.