Famed Díaz Trio Gives Free Concert Tuesday in Fickling Hall

September 28, 2007

(478) 301-2748 or
music.mercer.edu

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings of Mercer University presents the nationally acclaimed Diaz Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Fickling Hall of the McCorkle Music Building, 1329 Adams Street, Macon.

“One of the few professional string trios in existence today, the Díaz Trio has become one of the best chamber music ensembles in the United States,” according to the Naxos.com.

The ensemble includes Andrés Cardenes, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony;

Andrés Díaz, renowned concert cellist and distinguished artist of the McDuffie Center at Mercer University, and Roberto Díaz, violist and president of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, director of the McDuffie Center at Mercer and former Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony, and guest pianist Elizabeth Pridgen will also perform at the concert.

Admission is free; seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes before the performance. For more information, call (478) 301-2748 or go online to music.mercer.edu.

About the Townsend School of Music:
Mercer is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Mercer’s Townsend School of Music and the Townsend-McAfee Institute Graduate Studies in Church Music offer undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The School is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles and state-of-the-art facilities.

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu.
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