ACMS Presents the Aspen String Trio Nov. 11

The Asheville Chamber Music Series (ACMS) will present the Aspen String Trio in concert on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.

The concert will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, located at the corner of Edwin Place and Charlotte Street.

Sold-out houses and standing ovations characterize the performances of the renowned Aspen String Trio. After more than 20 years of friendship and music-making, Aspen String Trio members David Perry, Victoria Chiang, and Michael Mermagen are an ensemble with magical synergy. These three world-class instrumentalists each have a long-time association as artist-faculty with the Aspen Music Festival; combined they have performed across the globe in the world’s most prestigious venues.

“The Aspen String Trio will bring a unique program including Bach’s Goldberg Variations,” said ACMS Co-President, Valerie Poullette Altman. “As part of our commitment to educational outreach, the Trio will conduct a master class for student groups and also a presentation on ‘Preparing for College as a Musician’, which are both free and open to the public.”

The masterclass will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. with the presentation immediately following it at 10:30. Both events will be held at the First Baptist Church in downtown Asheville, in the Crocker Auditorium.

The Friday, Nov. 11. program will include:

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

(Transcription: Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

Strauss: Variations on a Bavarian Folk Song

Beethoven: String Trio in G major, Op 9, #1

Tickets are $38 each. To purchase tickets or for more information please visit the ACMS website: or call Nathan Shirley at (828) 575-7427 or

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.