September 3: The Emerson Trio

September 3: The Emerson Trio

The Emerson Trio – Endre Balogh (violin), Antony Cooke (cello), and Donna Coleman (piano) – perform Ives: Trio and Beethoven: Trio, Opus 70, No. 1, “Ghost.”

With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist and Sundays Live veteran Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States, he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario. He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years.

Cellist Antony Cooke has a multi-faceted career as a solo performer/classical recording artist, composer, and an author of books about astronomy. He is also a 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film music industry. A protégé of the legendary pedagogue Helen Just, Cooke received his training in London with artist diplomas from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

Pianist Donna Coleman is renowned for her interpretations of the music of Charles Ives, with two acclaimed recordings on the Et’Cetera (Amsterdam) label, one of which, the “Concord” Sonata, received France’s Diapason d’Or and Editor’s Choice. She maintains an unswerving devotion to Ives’s work by regularly programming his music in concert tours around the world, and she founded The Emerson Trio to further this mission. Her other recordings (OutBach® and ABC Classics) create the context for Ives’s idiosyncratic language through the repertory of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Ragtime.


The Emerson Trio is funded (in part) by a grant from Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
Download | Available for one week after the live performance