Eroica Trio to Perform With Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra June 27 at River Campus

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The world famous Eroica Trio is scheduled to perform with the Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra at the River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 8, 2009 — The world famous Eroica Trio will perform with the Southern Illinois Festival Orchestra on Saturday, June 27, on the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.  The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall.

The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio (www.EroicaTrio.com) thrills audiences with their flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance.  Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their performances of depth and precision. The Trio won the prestigious 1991 Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly successful Lincoln Center debut and has since toured the United States, Europe and Asia.

The Eroica Trio will perform an exciting Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra by the phenomenal young American composer, Jay Greenberg.  The youngest composer to have an exclusive agreement with Schirmer/AMP, Greenberg’s other notable first-achievements include exclusive contracts with Sony Classical and IMG Artists.  In a May 2004 New Yorker review, Alex Ross wrote: “He has mastered the art of orchestration, and his Brahmsian music positively glows in the ears.  For him, it is 1904 and anything is possible.”  That November CBS profiled Mr. Greenberg on “60 Minutes.”

Also on the program is the Overture to “The Bartered Bride” by Bedrich Smetana, and the lushly romantic Symphony No. 1 (“Spring”) by Robert Schumann.

The Southern Illinois Music Festival features more than three dozen performances of orchestral and chamber music, opera, ballet, jazz and new music, at venues all across Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri.  A large number of events are free and tailored just for children, including “Klassics for Kids,” “Music for Young Listeners” and “Jive with Jazz.”  Highlights include fully staged productions of Verdi’s “La Traviata” and the ballet “Coppélia” as well as Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation” for soloists, orchestra and chorus.  For more information, visit www.SIFest.com.

General Admission tickets are $20 for the public or $6 for children 15 and younger.  Tickets

May be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265.  Tickets also may be purchased at all MetroTix outlets, online at MetroTix.com, keyword “eroica,” or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.