Center for the Arts Welcomes the Ahn Trio Saturday

Posted: October 2, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Ahn Trio–Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello–receive raves wherever they take their repertoire of innovative and interpretive music. The Center for the Arts welcomes the three virtuosos on Saturday at 8 p.m. in a concert featuring songs by the sisters’ good friend Kenji Bunch, as well as The Doors and Argentine legend Astor Piazzolla. An artistic discussion, free to ticket holders, is held 45-minutes prior to the curtain on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.

At once trendy, glamorous, and colorful, the musicians’ looks often belie their talents. Enrolled at Juilliard in 1981, the Ahns gained national attention in 1987 after a Time magazine article profiled “Asian American Whiz Kids.” Their first recording was praised by Audio magazine as “never better played,” and, soon after, their recording of Dvorak, Suk, and Shostakovich Trios won Germany’s prestigious ECHO Award. The sisters experimented with contemporary compositions on their two recent releases, “Ahn Plugged” and “Groovebox.”

Tickets for The Ahn Trio are $40, $32, and $20. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit The trio will also be in the Johnson Center Bistro tomorrow night from 9 to 10 p.m. for October’s First Friday. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to meet the group in person.

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