The Lead Deadwood School District and the Lead Deadwood Arts Center will be sponsoring the Rawlins Piano Trio on Monday, March 26th. During the school day, the Rawlins Piano Trio will be hosting an in-school residency to both high school and middle school students. That evening a public concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Lead Deadwood High School auditorium. The concert will be free to the public. Since its founding in 1987, the Rawlins Piano Trio has distinguished itself as a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars. Touring regularly throughout the United States and abroad—most recently in Taiwan and Panama—the artists combine school visits and master classes with performances in a variety of concert venues. Their repertoire is equally diverse, ranging from the standard repertoire to new and undiscovered works deserving to be brought into the limelight. Owing to its expertise as a preeminent interpreter of American music, the ensemble has recorded four CDs of these works on the Albany Records label. Reviewer J. Scott Morrison declared American Romance, “A real find!” The fourth disc, American Discoveries--released in July 2009--is “…another winner from the Rawlins Trio…they continue their work of bringing us American composers' music that is worth hearing…Their playing is artful, suave and pleasing.” (Morrison) American Discoveries presents the Trio’s first commissioned composition--Volvic Maritim by New York based composer, Daniel Bernard Roumain. A number of new works will be premiered by the Trio in the following seasons. The members of the Trio are Eunho Kim, violin, Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello and Susan Keith Gray, piano, all of whom are on the faculty of The University of South Dakota Department of Music. The ensemble is named in honor of Marjorie Rawlins and the late Robert Rawlins, its principal benefactors and graduates of The University of South Dakota in the 1940’s. This program is also made possible with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, please contact either Karen Everett at 584-1461 or Dean Peterson at 717-3899. The Lead Deadwood High School auditorium is located at 320 S. Main in Lead.