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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 26, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 32
Eroica Trio, Chamber Ensemble, to Close Shriver Hall Concert Series

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 music.

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


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