The Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Eroica Trio will
perform on Sunday, May 2, as the final event of the
2003-2004 Shriver Hall Concert Series. The concert begins
at 7:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus.
One of the first all-female chamber ensembles to reach
the top of its field, the Eroica Trio is part of a new
generation of artists changing the face of classical
The trio took its name from Beethoven's passionate
Third Symphony. Italian for "heroic," eroica is a word that
critics say reflects the ensemble's approach to its art.
"It's been decades since this country has produced a
chamber music organization with this much passion,"
according to a San Francisco Examiner writer. In
addition to a demanding concert and recording schedule, the
group is committed to music education, giving concerts,
master classes and special children's shows at schools and
colleges throughout the country.
The trio members have known each other since
childhood. Pianist Erika Nickrenz made her concert debut at
New York's Town Hall at 11 and was a featured soloist on
the PBS series Live from Lincoln Center. Violinist
Adela Pena won first prize at the Washington International
competition and has toured extensively as a soloist.
Cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio is the recipient of the 1986
bronze medal at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky
Cello Competition in Moscow.
The evening's program will include Beethoven's
Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu in G major, op.
121A; Dmitri Shostakovich's Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67;
and Antonin Dvorak's Trio in E minor, op. 90 (Dumky).
Tickets are $33, $17 for students; 4:30 p.m. student
rush, $8. For more information, call 410-516-7164 or go to