Center for the Arts Presents ‘More Ahn Plugged’

Posted: January 13, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ahn Trio
Ahn Trio
Photo by James Keyser

“We don’t want such a huge barrier between the stage and audience,” says Angella Ahn of the Ahn Trio’s popular programs showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary classics and specially commissioned works.

The multitalented Ahn Trio returns to the Center for the Arts with their program featuring music by living composers on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.

Ranging from the romanticism of Michael Nyman (“Big My Secret,” from the film “The Piano”) to specially commissioned works by living composers such as Argentine Fernando Otero (“Contacto Permanente”) and Ronn Yedidia (“Song on the Land”), “More Ahn Plugged” also features something jazzy from Chick Corea and a blues rendition by Katrina Wreede.

Each season the Ahn Trio tours the world, performing almost 100 concerts annually. The Seattle Times describes the Ahns in action: “Lucia, the pianist, is a lively extrovert whose entire body sometimes leaps off the bench as she attacks the keyboard. Maria, the cellist, is a more contemplative and soulful player, with a dark, smoky cello sound…Violinist Angella is the natural leader…discussing the music with the audience.”

The Juilliard-trained trio, originally from South Korea, first gained public attention in 1987 when they were featured in a cover story entitled “Asian-American Whiz Kids” in Time magazine. They have been featured on NBC and PBS, in the pages of The New York Times, GQ, Vogue, Town and Country and even Gap ads.

This performance of the Ahn Trio is part of Great Performances at Mason’s American Echoes series sponsored by Verizon Federal Network Systems.

A pre-performance discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the curtain on the hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $40, $32 and $20. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

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