Dana Faculty Trio opens Music at Noon season at Butler

The Dana Faculty Trio, featuring Dana School of Music faculty members Joseph Kromholz on violin, Alice Wang on clarinet and Cicilia Yudha on piano, performs two free concerts this week on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The trio opens the Fall semester’s Music at Noon concert series 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Butler Institute of American Art. A second concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 28 in Bliss Recital Hall on the YSU campus.

The Dana School of Music and the Butler Institute of American Art have partnered on the Music at Noon series since the early 1990,s enabling more than a dozen Dana student and faculty groups to perform noontime concerts each semester.

“The Dana School of Music is proud to have this continuous and positive relationship with the Butler, allowing so many of our student and faculty groups to perform in their beautiful space,” said Wang, acting director of the Dana School of Music. “We look forward to many long years of collaboration.”

The repertoire for both concerts includes selections from Max Bruch’s Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola & Piano, Op. 83, featuring Joseph Kromholz on the viola; Béla Bartók’s Contrasts, as well as the World Premiere of YSU faculty member Dave Morgan’s piece specifically commissioned for this concert, Towards a New Day. Both the Bartok and Morgan pieces were written for violin, clarinet, and piano.

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