Claremont Trio Makes Classical Works Fascinating Not Frightening March 4

February 25th, 2009 by Adam


PLYMOUTH, N.H. — The award-winning Claremont Trio, whose playing was called “positively spellbinding” by the Palm Beach Daily News, will perform the complete Schubert Trios at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The trio will perform in the intimate confines of the Smith Recital Hall.

“Schubert was a man of melody. These German songs are the epitome of his melodic genius, and this melodic style carries over into all of his other compositions,” said PSU Professor of Music Carleen Graff. “Schubert was one of the few composers who gradually forced the change from the classical age to the age of romantics.”

With twin string musicians, founding sisters Emily and Julia Bruskin—and pianist Donna Kwong, their colleague from The Juilliard School, the Claremont Trio won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2001 and the first Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award in 2003. The highly regarded award was created to encourage and enhance the careers of accomplished and extraordinarily promising young and rising trios.

Strings magazine said, “With exuberance, artful substance and passionate clarity, these three musicians can challenge themselves without frightening an audience.”

The Claremonts have performed to great acclaim at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, at summer festivals and venues and at college and university campuses across the country. Their “playing demonstrates “the vigor and nerviness of youth,” according to The Boston Globe.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors, $15 for youth and $8 for PSU students with I.D. at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.
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