LACA kicks off season Nov. 3 at Duane Smith

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The Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 2012-2013 season with the trio David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer.
London’s Musical Opinion said of Finckel and Han’s Wigmore Hall debut: “They enthralled both myself and the audience with performances whose idiomatic command, technical mastery and unsullied integrity of vision made me think right back to the days of Schnabel and Fournier, Solomon and Piatigorsky.”
Beyond the duo’s recital activities, Finckel also serves as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet.
Finckel and Han have achieved universal renown for their commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists through a wide array of education initiatives.
Violinist Setzer is a founding member (recently retired) of the Emerson String Quartet, which has received nine Grammy Awards, three Gramophone Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize.
He has performed cycles of the complete Beethoven, Bartók and Shostakovich string quartets in the world’s musical capitals, from New York to Vienna.  
 In 1976, Setzer won a bronze medal at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels.
The Los Alamos concert will feature three works:  Brahms’ “Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor,” an homage to J. S. Bach where the first movement and the fugue are based on themes from Bach’s “The Art of the Fugue”; Dvorák’s “Piano Trio in E minor,” and Dvorák’s “Piano Trio in F minor.” At nearly 40 minutes, this is Dvorák’s largest work for piano trio.
For more information, visit losalamosconcert.org or davidfinckelandwuhan.com.
The performance will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
Tickets, $30 are on sale at CB Fox, at Smith’s Food and Drug Center in White Rock and at Nicholas Potter and the Lensic Box Office in Santa Fe. They may also be purchased for $35 at the door. Youth tickets (ages 6-18) are free.