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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Lanier Trio to Give Artists
Series Performance Nov. 4
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Oct. 19, 1998

EAU CLAIRE — The Lanier Trio will perform music by Mozart, Dvorak and contemporary American composer Stephen Paulus at an Artists Series concert Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The Lanier Trio has performed throughout the United States and across Europe since 1979, maintaining its current membership since 1986. Strad Magazine noted that "the musical collaboration here is high, with a palpable level of comfort among the players that can take years to find."
The group features violinist William Preucil, who also is concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, cellist Dorothy Lewis and pianist Cary Lewis.
Time magazine praised the Lanier Trio for its "lavish impeccable ensemble and golden tone" when it selected the trio's two-CD Gasparo recording of Antonin Dvorak's four piano trios — "four of the glories of the chamber-music literature" — as one of the best of 1993.
The program will open with Mozart's "Trio in B-flat Major," K. 502, and will conclude with the first Dvorak piano trio, "Trio in B-flat Major," Op. 21. The concert's centerpiece will be a performance of "Music of the Night" (1992), a tone painting by Stephen Paulus, a Minnesota artist who "could justifiably be called the premier American impressionist composer of the late 20th century" (Record Guide). The work was commissioned in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sidney Lanier (1842-1881), the Macon, Ga., poet and musician for whom the Lanier Trio is named.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for those age 62 and over and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff, or $5 for those age 17 and under and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and at the door.
Patrons also may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Oct. 19, 1998