Lee University Contributed Photo / The Warp Trio performs at Lee University on Monday night, Nov. 11.

Lee University will welcome Warp Trio for the next concert in its Performing Arts Series on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, in Cleveland, Tennessee.

This piano trio is an internationally touring, cross-genre chamber music ensemble. It combines original material, improvisation, dynamic interpretations of popular music and unique takes on classical favorites in its performances.

The trio is comprised of Mikael Darmanie, piano; Josh Henderson, violin; and Ju-Young Lee, cello. Rick Martinez joins the trio to add percussion.

Darmanie has performed throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the United States as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral conductor. He is currently a doctoral student of Gilbert Kalish at SUNY-Stony Brook, where he instructs undergraduate piano and music history.

Lee Chamber Strings perform Tuesday

Lee University’s Chamber Strings will present “The Old, The New and The Extraordinary” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

The program will include “The Thriller,” “Soul Bossa Nosa” and “Three Amigos.” The evening will also feature works by composer Bela Bartok and Russian folk music.

“A stellar team of string students with pianists and percussion will show off an exhilarating program,” says Xiaoqing Yu, ensemble director and associate professor of violin.

According to Yu, there will also be a mystery guest performance by a Lee alum who plays the mandolin.

This event is free, nonticketed and open to the public.

For more information: 423-614-8240.

Henderson enjoys a multifaceted career as a cross-genre violinist, violist, electric bassist and composer. He has served as a music director for Emmy Award-winning Damien Escobar, and has performed at numerous events across the globe, including a performance at the 2013 Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball honoring Barack Obama.

Lee has performed throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America with a yearly schedule of more than 200 performances. He is the founder of Warp Trio, principal cellist of Core Ensemble and guest principal with the Cape Cod Symphony. In addition to the classical field, he has collaborated on jazz, rock and country music albums.

Martinez is a New York City drummer, percussionist and composer. He has performed in genres ranging from classical to jazz to heavy metal throughout Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.

Concert admission is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. They are available at performing-arts-series-warp-trio or at the Dixon Center Box Office.

The Warp Trio will also host a free workshop in the Curtsinger School of Music on Monday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m.

For more information about the workshop or the Performing Arts Series, contact the School of Music at 423-614-8240.



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