LACA Presents Finckel, Han and Setzer Trio Nov. 3


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The Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season with the trio David Finckel, Wu Han, and Philip Setzer.  Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs go unmatched. 

London’s Musical Opinion said of their Wigmore Hall debut: “They enthralled both myself and the audience with performances whose idiomatic command, technical mastery and unsullied integrity of vision made me think right back to the days of Schnabel and Fournier, Solomon and Piatigorsky.”

Beyond the duo’s recital activities, David Finckel also serves as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet.  Finckel and Han have achieved universal renown for their passionate commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists through a wide array of education initiatives.

Violinist Philip Setzer is a founding member (recently retired) of the Emerson String Quartet, which has received nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards, and the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, and has performed cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók, and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to Vienna.   In 1976, Philip Setzer won a bronze medal at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels.

The Los Alamos concert will feature three works:  Brahms’ Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, an homage to J. S. Bach where the first movement and the fugue are based on themes from Bach’s The Art of the Fugue;  Dvorák’s Piano Trio in E minor, one of his most celebrated chamber scores, with its almost manic-depressive nature alternating slow, melancholy sections with fast Slavic dances; and Dvorák’s Piano Trio in F minor, with its passionate opening movement. At nearly 40 minutes, this is Dvorák’s largest work for piano trio.

Los Alamos Concert Association Presents David Finckel, cello, Wu Han, Piano, and Philip Setzer, violin
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Duane Smith Auditorium

$30 at Otowi Station, CB Fox, in White Rock at Smith’s, and in Santa Fe at Nicholas Potter and the Lensic Box Office.
$35 at the door.  Youth tickets (6-18) are free.

For more information, see the Los Alamos Concert Association web site at Visit Finckel and Han’s website at


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