Music Department Kicks off Spring Concert Series With Highly-Acclaimed Trio Tremonti

February 12th, 2013 by David Cotrone ’13


From left, Trio Tremonti members violinist Saul Bitrán, pianist Sally Pinkas, and cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws.

Highly-acclaimed Trio Tremonti will kick off the College of the Holy Cross’ spring 2013 concert series. The trio will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Brooks Concert Hall. The concert will include violinist Saul Bitrán, cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws, and pianist Sally Pinkas. The performance is free and open to the public. 

On the heels of their debut at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Trio Tremonti is one of the most sought after ensembles in New England, and they have appeared in venues such as Marlboro, Jordan Hall,  Concertgebouw, Teatro all Scala, and more. Recently, their live broadcast at WGBH-Boston was met by rave reviews.

Bitrán, the group’s violinist, was born in Mexico City. After graduating from the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, he joined the Grammy-nominated Cuarteto Latinoamericano as first violinist. Müller-Szeraws, the cellist, is a member of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva, and is a faculty member at Holy Cross and at Philips Academy Andover. Pinkas, the group’s pianist, has toured extensively in Russia, China, and Nigeria, and has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Jupiter Symphony, and the Bulgarian Chamber Orchestra. On faculty at Dartmouth College, BBC Music Magazine has lauded her work, saying, “Pinkas gives superbly committed performances.”

The music department at the College will present the following musical performances on campus during spring 2013. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact the music department events line at 508-793-3528.

Sun., Feb. 24; 3 p.m.
Judith Hancock, organ
Organ and Sacred Music
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Sat., Mar. 16; 3 p.m.
Suzanne Crifo ’13, soprano
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., March 24; 3 p.m.
Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra
Worcester Consortium Concert
Mechanics Hall, Worcester

Tues., Apr. 2; 8 p.m.
Tony Arnold, soprano
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Brooks Concert Hall

Fri., Apr. 5; 5 p.m.
Lucia Westin ’13, soprano
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., Apr. 7; 3 p.m.
Natali Krykova ’14, Brooks Scholar, piano
Brooks Concert Hall

Thurs., Apr. 11; 8 p.m.
Centennial Sacre
Piano Duo Jaskot Culver
Brooks Concert Hall

Sat., Apr. 13; 2 p.m.
Paul Fontelo ’13, trumpet
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., Apr. 14; 2p.m.
Alison Christopher ’13, soprano
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., Apr. 14; 3 p.m.
Pavel Kohout, organ, international concert and recording artist
Prague, Czech Republic
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Thurs., Apr. 18; 8 p.m.
Holy Cross Jazz Ensemble
Spring Concert
Brooks Concert Hall

Fri., Apr.19; 8 p.m.
Holy Cross College Choir
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

Sat., Apr. 20; 2 p.m.
Michelle Hazen ’13, piano
Brooks Concert Hall

Wed., Apr. 24; 8 p.m.
Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra
Brooks Concert Hall

Thurs., Apr. 25; 8 p.m.
Chamber Music Festival
Brooks Concert Hall

Fri., Apr. 26; 6 p.m.
Patrick Chiarolanzio ’13, baritone
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., Apr. 28; 5 p.m.
Holy Cross Chambers Singers
Brooks Concert Hall

Tues., Apr. 30; 4 p.m.
Student/Faculty Recital
Brooks Concert Hall

Thurs., May 2; 8 p.m.
Dacapo Chamber Players
Brooks Concert Hall

Fri., May 3; 8 p.m.
Gamelan Concert
Brooks Concert Hall

Sun., May 5; 3 p.m.
Jennifer McPherson ’13, organ
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel

For additional information, please contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

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