September 18, 2011, 6:30 PM
The Rome Trio—the official faculty trio of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, featuring Jody Gatwood (violin), Ivo Kaltchev (piano) and Michael Mermagen (cello)—will present an evening of Dvořák’s Dumky Trio and works by Dvořák’s student Josef Suk in the West Building, West Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art. In connection with the concert, Stephen Ackert, head of the National Gallery of Art music department, will present a pre-concert lecture beginning at 6 p.m. on Art in America at the time of Dvořák’s American sojourn (1892–1895).
The trio recently performed at Carnegie Hall. Each of the artists also has a successful solo career. Pianist Ivo Kaltchev has a distinguished international career spanning four continents and more than 20 countries. His CD featuring music by Charles Griffes was hailed by the French magazine Diapason as "the most accomplished interpretation known until now." Jody Gatwood has recorded for Sony, has soloed with conductors Andre Previn and Leonard Slatkin, and has been called by Yehudi Menuhin "an extraordinarily fine violinist and musician.” Cellist Michael Mermagen has been regularly featured on NPR’s Performance Today, has given masterclasses throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, and is a Faculty/Artist at the Aspen Music Festival. Share in a colorful program of Dvořák and his legacy at the National Gallery of Art.
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Admission is free.
Location: National Gallery of Art – West Building, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Please note: Concerts at the National Gallery of Art are free of charge and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Seating begins thirty minutes prior to the concert. Late entry (after 6:30 pm) is not permitted.