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Montrose Trio Praises James Lee III

Oct 21, 2015

Temple Visions’ is an exciting work for many reasons – firstly as it is the first commissioned work to be performed by The Montrose Trio. It’s thrilling for us to add innovative new works alongside the more traditional repertoire of masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms. TempleVisions challenges each of us on a high technical level. Each movement has a distinctive character…"

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In His Own Words: James Lee III on Piano Trio No. 2, "Temple Visions"

Oct 13, 2015

The Montrose Trio's program on Sunday, October 25 brings the first of three works newly co-commissioned by Shriver Hall Concert Series: the Piano Trio No. 2, "Temple Visions," by James Lee III, a highly regarded young composer who is also Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Morgan State University. Previously commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony - his Chupshah! Harriet's Drive to Canaan was heard there in 2011 and his Thurgood's Rhapsody is scheduled for this season - Lee has also written works for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (Alas! Babylon's Final Sunset premiered in March 2014). However, Lee's music has also been performed by chamber and symphonic ensembles throughout America, including the Detroit, National, and Cincinnati symphonies and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

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