Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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  • Violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel, both wearing tuxedos, look at their music stands and sit on either side of pianist Wu Han, who sits at her instrument and wears a traditional-style Taiwanese gown.
  • Violinist Philip Setzer and cellist David Finckel play their instruments while they sit on either side of Wu Han, who sits at her piano and watches Setzer.

Wu Han, piano
Philip Setzer, violin
David Finckel, cello

7:30 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

Last season, pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer, and cellist David Finckel captivated a Schwab Auditorium audience with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven piano trios. This season, the exceptional ensemble will return to Penn State to perform three more Beethoven compositions.

The program will include the trios in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2; E‑flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2; and B‑flat Major, Op. 97, Archduke.

“It used to be the Beaux Arts Trio that other piano trios had to look up to and attempt to emulate,” writes ReichelRecommends.com. “Now it’s the Han-Setzer-Finckel triumvirate that is the standard bearer.”

Han and Finckel, who in 2012 won Musical America’s Musicians of the Year honor, are the artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Setzer, a founding member of Emerson String Quartet (of which Finckel was also a member for more than three decades), has received acclaim in the musical capitals of the world.

The Han-Setzer-Finckel trio has recorded piano trios by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonín Leopold Dvořák on the ArtistLed label.

Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance.

Adult $44
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $34

Pamela M. Aikey

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Nina C. Brown Endowment

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