October 28, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- In the latest installment of the 2003-04 Music at Amherst Series, the Peabody Trio will present works by Mozart, Schnittke and Schubert on Saturday Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall.

The Peabody Trio-Violaine Melançon on violin, Natasha Brofsky on cello and Seth Knopp on piano-won the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1989, and has since established itself as one of the leading piano trios in the world, performing in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, and internationally in England, Israel and Japan. The Trio has also performed in such summer festivals as Tanglewood Music Center, the Ravinia Festival, the Skaneateles Festival and the "Music in the Vineyards" festival in Napa, California. Deeply committed to the education of young musicians, the Trio currently serves as the resident faculty ensemble of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, a position it has held since 1989, and spends its summers as ensemble-in-residence at the Yellow Barn Music School and Festival in Putney, Vt.

The Peabody Trio has received acclaim from critics, including those at The New York Times who praised its "beautifully polished, lush sound" and at The Los Angeles Times, where a reviewer wrote of its "incandescent playing of great verve and sensitivity." A Philadelphia Inquirer critic wrote that the Trio's concert was "an unforgettable experience, renewing my faith in the powers of live performance."

Admission to the concert is $21. Senior citizens and Amherst College employees can buy tickets for $18, and students for $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings. The Amherst College Concert Office has a Website at www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.