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Merz Trio Concert

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC) is pleased to present the next concert in its Arts at the Rocks performing arts series, as it welcomes the acclaimed Merz Trio to the stage on Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. Praised for its “stunning virtuosity…fresh and surprising interpretations” (Reading Eagle), this award-winning group promises an inspiring classical performance. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the DHPC Sanctuary, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz. 85266.

Consisting of violinist Brigid Coleridge, cellist Julia Yang and pianist Amy Yang, the Merz Trio has established itself at the forefront of the U.S. chamber music scene. The group is known for its passionate playing and uniquely artistic programming style, interspersing classic trio works with interdisciplinary elements and their own arrangements. Hailed as “entrancing” (BBC Music Magazine) and called “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (CutCommon), the Merz Trio made debuts in the 2022-2023 season at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, among others.

Recent awards include top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, 2019 Fischoff and 2018 Chesapeake Competitions. The Trio is passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music, with a programming style that juxtaposes classical standards, new music and the group’s own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works.

With a mission of working with high-quality, professional artists and musicians to provide the DHPC congregation and the North Scottsdale/Carefree community at large with experiences they might not otherwise have, Arts at the Rocks is a series of performing arts events offered by the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church (DHPC) Music and Arts Ministry. Most events are free of charge and held at the DHPC campus, which offers breathtaking views of the boulders and the desert landscape to further enhance the concert experience. To learn more, visit https://deserthills.org/arts-at-the-rocks/.