Fergus Falls — Founded in 1987, the Rawlins Piano Trio performs regularly throughout the United States and abroad, including prestigious concert series, television and radio broadcasts, appearances at conferences, and educational outreach to young audiences. Rawlins Piano Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 on the stage of A Center for the Arts’ Fergus Theatre, 124 W. Lincoln Ave., downtown Fergus Falls.
Tickets are $26 for adults and $6 for students; and can be purchased at our box office at 124 W. Lincoln Ave. in downtown Fergus Falls, by phone at 218-998-2787 (ARTS) and online at www.FergusArts.org.
This is the fourth and last of our 2014-15 “On-Stage Concerts” during which the audience is seated right on stage with the performers to create an intimate chamber music experience. Seating is limited and there are limited tickets available.
Since 2004, the Trio has made successful concert and teaching tours throughout Taiwan and Panama. In January 2011, the Trio performed on the prestigious performance showcase at the national conference of Chamber Music America in New York City. In May 2013, the trio toured in Korea.
The trio has formed a reputation as a preeminent interpreter of 19th and early 20th Century American music. Owing to its expertise, the ensemble has recorded four CDs of these works on the Albany Records label. The third disc, “American Romance,” was declared, “A real find!” by reviewer J. Scott Morrison. The fourth, “American Discoveries,” (July 2009) is “…another winner from the Rawlins Trio…they continue their work of bringing us American composers’ music that is worth hearing…Their playing is artful, suave and pleasing.” by reviewer J. Scott Morrison. “American Discoveries” presents the Trio’s first commissioned composition “Volvic Maritim” by New York based composer, Daniel Bernard Roumain. The fifth CD (June 2012) showcases five more commissions with works by Miguel Roig-Francolì, Stephen Yarbrough, James Lentini, Timothy Hoekman and Emma Lou Diemer, all premiered since 2009.
Active as teachers as well as performers, artists Eunho Kim, violin; Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello; and Susan Keith Gray, piano; are on the faculty of the University of South Dakota Department of Music. The trio is named in honor of Marjorie Rawlins and the late Robert Rawlins, its principal benefactors and graduates of The University of South Dakota in the 1940s.
A Center for the Arts “On-Stage Concerts” are sponsored in part by the Victor Lundeen Company, Inga M. Johnson Endowment Fund, and Terroir Chocolate. AC4TA’s programing is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
A Center for the Arts’ mission is: To connect artists and audiences by providing the best possible arts experiences that inspire imagination, curiosity, creativity and learning. It sponsors a wide range of programming, including local, professional and touring performers, live theatre, music, dance, movies, visual arts exhibitions, workshops and classes. Located in downtown Fergus Falls in the Fergus Theatre, it is also home to the Mighty WurliTzer Theater Organ, one of the largest pipe organs in the upper Midwest.