Concert Series Coordinator
I'm so excited about the upcoming concert by David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzerhttp://www.uniontheater.wisc.edu/Season11_12/HanFinckelSetzerTrio.html. What a treat it will be to hear their all-Mendelssohn program in just a few weeks!
A lot of people that I talk to have heard of David Finckel, due to his Cello Talks, mini cello lessons that you can watch online, like the one posted below!
And others I talk to have heard of Wu Han, and they say, "Oh, not only is she a great pianist, she wears such awesome clothes!"
But WHO IS PHILIP SETZER? Well, as a matter of fact, he has graced the Union Theater stage five times by my count! Setzer is a founding member of the Emerson String Quartet, appearing in the Union Theater as part of the Concert Series in 1971,1975,1977,1982, and 1990. So while you may not immediately recognize his name, his playing is certainly not unfamiliar to our audiences. Setzer is also Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at SUNY Stony Brook. His collaborations with husband-wife duo Finckel and Han include touring and recording the Schubert piano trios as well as the recent recording of the Mendelssohn piano trios, both on ArtistLed Records. He also appears at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, where Finckel and Han serve as artistic directors. Setzer has been playing alongside Finckel in the Emerson String Quartet since 1979. In 2009, Setzer was interviewed on Violinist.com by Laurie Niles, where he spoke about playing chamber music, among other things, and specifically about playing music with the same people for 30+ years. There is no doubt that Finckel, Han and Setzer must have mastered the art of musical collaboration by now, having worked together for so long! I am looking forward to hearing it for myself on Friday, February 24 at 7:30pm in the Wisconsin Union Theater. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to witness such seasoned collaborators!