Renowned trio of sisters to perform at Kennesaw State

The Premiere Series at the Kennesaw State University School of the Arts presents the Ahn Trio in…

Georgia (Feb 12, 2003) — Renowned trio of sisters to perform at Kennesaw State

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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The Premiere Series at the Kennesaw State University School of the Arts presents the Ahn Trio in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. The trio‚ which includes sisters Angella‚ Maria and Lucia‚ will perform works by Maurice Jarre‚ Kenji Bunche and Astor Piazzolla as well as a specially transcribed version of The Doors' classic "Riders of the Storm."



Performing almost 100 concerts annually‚ the Juilliard−trained trio first gained public attention in 1987 when they were featured in a cover story entitled "Asian−American Whiz Kids" in Time magazine. They have been featured on NBC and PBS‚ in the pages of The New York Times‚ GQ‚ Vogue‚ Town and Country and most recently in GAP ads.



Hailed as a brilliantly distinguished ensemble gifted with extraordinary powers of communication and an exquisite blend of sound‚ the sisters perform with superb technique and contagious excitement. The Washington Post said‚ "Their technique was impressive‚ and they balanced unanimity and individuality in a spirit that is at the heart of chamber music."



The trio's most innovative project‚ "Ahn−Plugged‚" has enabled them to reach out to new audiences all over the world. This project grew from the Ahn Trio's passionate dedication to commissioning and performing contemporary music. Among recent premieres are Eric Ewazen's 'The Diamond World" and Kenji Bunch's "Concerto for Piano‚ Trio and Orchestra."



Since 1997‚ the Ahn Trio have been EMI Classics recording artists. The trio's recently released third CD‚ "Groovebox‚" features works by Michael Nyman‚ Maurice Jarre‚ Astor Piazzolla‚ Ronn Yedidia and Kenji Bunch.



Tickets for the concert are $30. For more information and reservations‚ call the KSU Box Office at 770−423−6650.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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