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March 20, 2003

WORLD-RENOWNED LE TRIO GERSHWIN BRINGS ITS LIGHTNESS OF SOUND TO VITERBO STAGE

LA CROSSE, Wis.—Le Trio Gershwin, a French ensemble that performs the music of George Gershwin with the pure sound of the piano combined with the lightness of guitar and the profound sound of the cello, will perform at Viterbo University in the FAC Main Theatre on Friday, April 4.

Le Trio Gershwin has performed throughout Europe and the United States including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Le Chateau de Carrouges in Normandy, the Festival Musique en Perigord, and the Nice Jazz Festival.   The ensemble was formed under the initiative of classical guitarist Alfred Street, pianist Jean-Noel Roux, and cellist Benoit Charvet.

Alfred Street’s career was launched primarily in the United States and he has toured in over 35 states and performed in more than 400 concerts.  Street has appeared several times on both European as well as American television and radio and has recorded four compact discs for the French Arion Label.

Born to a musical family, Jean-Noel Roux studied at the Conservatoire Superieur de Versailles, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and the Paris Conservatory under the guidance of Maestro Aldo Ciccolini and has toured extensively in Europe.

Benoit Charvet, fascinated by musical instruments, studied the piano, flute, double bass, cello, and explored the possibilities given by the five-string cello.  Charvet has also composed several music themes for movies and television series.

Le Trio Gershwin is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott and supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin.

Show time is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $19.  For more information contact the Viterbo University Box Office at 608-796-3100.

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