Opening Carl Broman Concert to Feature Internationally-Renowned Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio

The Mary Baldwin University Music Department is excited to announce this season’s opening Carl Broman Concert, featuring the internationally-renowned Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio. They will perform on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Francis Auditorium on the Mary Baldwin campus.

Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority, experience, energy, and passion. Hailed by The New York Times as “Three strong voices, locked in sequence,” the trio has presented concerts throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, with multiple appearances at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Tel-Aviv Museum.

Many audience members have had the great pleasure of hearing trio members Yael Weiss, piano, and Mark Kaplan, violin, since they are both faculty members at the Heifetz Institute. On November 1 they are joined by the cellist Peter Stumpf for a fantastic, all-Beethoven program which includes the great Archduke Trio, along with a delightful early work the Trio in G Major, op. 1, no .2, and the Variations in E-flat Major, op. 44.

“There’s such an emotional range in Beethoven’s music,” explains Weiss. “In this particular trio program, there’s the youthful energy and enthusiasm of the Opus 1 trios (his very first published works), the humor of the middle-period Op. 44 variations, and also the mature scope of the Archduke Trio — his last full-length piano trio. The early trios contain the wit of Haydn, the beauty of Mozart, and occasionally the irreverence of the young Beethoven, not to mention a good helping of pianistic virtuosity, since at that stage in his life, Beethoven was known as one of the finest pianists of his time. And in the Archduke Trio we find, in addition, a calm confidence and sense of mastery, and a new dimension to the depth of his communicative power.”

The Broman series continues on April 3, 2017 with the exceptional young German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn. And Mary Baldwin’s popular Sunday Recital Series continues with soprano Melissa Sumner, flutist Erin Murphy, and pianist Tonya Menard at 3 p.m. on November 13.

Tickets for the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio may be purchased at the door and are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students (MBU students are free). Season tickets are also available. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit the MBU music page or call 540-887-7294.