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Chamber Music Monterey Bay to present performance by celebrated musical trio

14 Nov 2013 4:56 PM
Chamber Music Monterey Bay to present performance by celebrated musical trio

For decades, Monterey has been considered a premier destination for touring musicians and their fans, as the city has hosted a number of memorable exclusive performances and festival shows. Regularly drawing crowds from across California and the country, as well as local luxury real estate owners, this metropolitan area has its fair share of storied concert halls and theaters.

That tradition will continue on Nov. 15, when Chamber Music Monterey Bay will present an exclusive performance by the Morgenstern Trio at the Sunset Center in nearby Carmel. The German group of instrumentalists is slated to perform a multitude of technical masterpieces, such as Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor, Lili Boulanger's "D'un matin de printemps," Haydn's Piano Trio Hob XV:26 in F-sharp minor and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66.

Celebrating its 47th year, the CMMB has curated a season of unique offerings and upscale performances. Dana Werdmuller, executive director of CMMB, said that the organization is honored to be presenting the trio for the second time - as their previous show two years ago was well-received by critics and audience members alike. 

"We are thrilled to be bringing back the Morgenstern for their second appearance on our series," said Werdmuller. "Their virtuosity is simply awe-inspiring and the excitement being generated by their return visit is palpable among our audience members who attended their debut in 2011."

Tickets are currently available for the performance, and can be purchased by calling 831-625-2212 or visiting the CMMB's official website.

Group is established overseas, gaining popularity in U.S.
The Morgenstern Trio, which is comprised of violinist Stefan Hempel, pianist Catherine Klipfel and cellist Emanuel Wehse, may be gaining a loyal following in America, but they are already well known for their talents outside of the country. 

The group was nominated for the European Concert Hall Organization "Rising Stars" series, after making successful debuts in revered theaters within Amsterdam, Birmingham, Brussels, Cologne Paris, Stockholm and Vienna, according to The Monterey County Herald. 

CMMB continues to provide real value to area residents
While there is a considerable amount of buzz being generated for the upcoming performance, it won't be the only show worth attending this season.

Having already presented the Juilliard String Quartet in October, the CMMB is preparing to host Trio Cavatina in February, Catalyst Quartet in March and the St. Lawrence String Quartet with soprano Jessica Rivera in April. Having served area residents for nearly five decades, Monterey real estate owners can still benefit substantially from the organization's current programming.