Merz Trio
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$20.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

The Merz Trio has made a sweep of recent US chamber awards, having taken top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, and 2019 Fischoff Competitions. For its PCMS debut, the Trio joins forces with Lucy Fitz Gibbon—a soprano noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe)—for a program that includes songs by James Primosch, a world premiere by Philip Maneval, and beloved instrumental works by Brahms and Ravel.

A Concert in Celebration of James Primosch (1956-2021)

Primosch: Two songs from Holy the Firm
Primosch: Descent/Return: Two songs from A Sibyl
Primosch: "Who do you say that I am?"
Maneval: Of Time and the Heart  World Premiere
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Ravel: La valse (Arr.)

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

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The Artist(s)

Merz Trio
Merz Trio
Hailed as "artists in the deepest sense of the word" (CutCommon), Merz Trio, winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, have been lauded for their "stunning virtuosity… fresh and surprising interpretations" (Reading Eagle), and "perfection of intonation and ensemble" (Hudson Review).… Read More
Lucy Fitz Gibbon
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe), Lucy Fitz Gibbon is a dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance to the present. She believes that creating new works and recreating those lost in centuries past makes room for the multiplicity and diversity of voices integral to classical music’s future. As such,… Read More


Merz Trio | Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor
Merz Trio | Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1
Master Classes

Lucy Fitz Gibbon will offer a master class on Tue., Oct. 25 at 3 pm at Temple University.

Merz Trio will give a master class on Tue., Oct. 25 at 4 pm at Settlement Music School.