The Hope College Great Performance Series will continue its 2022-23 season with the Amsterdam-based Busch Piano Trio on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller for Musical Arts.
Consisting of Omri Epstein, piano; Mathieu van Bellen, violin; and Ori Epstein, cello, the Busch Piano Trio formed while the members were studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Having all been awarded and recognized as renowned musicians on their own, the members of the trio find their bond to have remained strong through their shared passion for music.
The trio’s program at Hope College will consist of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “‘Trio elegiaque’ No. 1 in G minor”; Charles Ives’ “Piano Trio”; and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Trio in A Minor, op. 50.”
Since forming in 2012, the Busch Trio has regularly appeared on major stages and festivals throughout Europe. The trio has been recognized for its work and received important awards in the Netherlands and Germany: The Kersjes Award and the Ensemble Prize at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival. The musicians’ many years of fruitful collaboration with the record label Alpha Classics have delivered notable recordings of the complete works of Dvorák and Schubert.
Despite the “effortless musicianship” (The Times) and great emotional sensitivity ascribed to the Busch Piano Trio by the press and their loyal fans, the three musicians say they are guided by the head as much as the heart when playing music.
Tickets for individual performances cost $26 for regular admission, $22 for senior citizens, and $7 for children 18 and under. Tickets are available at the Events and Conferences Office located in downtown Holland in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open for ticket sales on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890. Tickets may also be purchased online at hope.edu/tickets
For the full lineup of the Great Performance Series and more on Busch Piano Trio, including a video preview, please visit hope.edu/gps
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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.