Award-winning Verdehr Trio to perform at TTU on Feb. 16

The Verdehr Trio will be in concert at Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16.

A Center Stage event, the show is free and open to the public.

The Verdehr Trio is a leader in the field of new music because, for more than 30 years, the group has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio.

The trio has commissioned more than 200 new works from a broad range of composers over the years, and it rounds out its repertoire with classical and romantic works, rediscovered and transcribed for inclusion in its concert programs.

The Verdehr Trio has performed throughout the world, including 17 European countries and almost all of the United States. The group has appeared at such major concert halls as the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress and the Sydney Opera House, and it has also performed a various international music festivals.

The trio recently received a Creative Programming Award from Chamber Music America.

It has also embarked upon three projects to make the repertoire known and accessible to musicians everywhere.

The first is a series of CD recordings, the second is a parallel video series consisting of half-hour programs featuring prominent composers and their works written for the Verdehr Trio, and the third is The Making of a Medium music publishing series, recently inaugurated in cooperation with the Michigan State University Press to help disseminate the repertoire and information about the Trio’s recordings.

The Verdehr Trio is in residence at Michigan State University.

On the program for its TTU performance include works by Jennifer Higdon, Max Bruch, Gernot Wolfgang, Fanny Mendelssohn, Armand Russell, Roberto Sierra and Augusta Read Thomas.