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Chamber Music Series concert at the Clark August 17 with the Claremont Piano Trio

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2010

July 29, 2010

Chamber Music Series concert at the Clark August 17 with the Claremont Piano Trio

For Immediate Release
Digital images available upon request

Williamstown, MA—The third concert in the Chamber Music Series at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is Tuesday, August 17, 8:00 pm and features the Claremont Piano Trio, renowned for its thrilling virtuosic and rich performances. “They play with passion and precision, and they had all the power to carry the great tidal wave of Brahms’ final movement. It says even more for them that they made quieter passages in both works as interesting as the climaxes.” (Boston Globe) The program includes the Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Opus 8; the Beethoven Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Opus 1, No. 1; and Fauré Piano Trio in D Major, Opus 120. Tickets are $21, $18 for Clark members and students with ID, and may be purchased at clarkart.edu, by phone 413 458 0524, or in person at the museum shop.

Widely regarded as the premier piano trio of its generation, the Claremont Trio is the first winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The Claremont Trio is consistently praised for its “aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance” (Palm Beach Daily News) and its “rare combination of virtuosic talent [which is] well mixed with equal measures of youthful passion and a rare comprehension of the power of music.” (Oakwood Register) The trio has performed widely throughout Europe and the United States, including repeated engagements at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Deeply committed to expanding its repertoire, the trio frequently commissions new works and often performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto with orchestras including the Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Pacific Symphony. The Claremont Trio has recorded for the Arabesque label and Tria Records and has been featured on Japanese and American television and on radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Twin sisters Emily Bruskin (violin) and Julia Bruskin (cello) formed the trio with Donna Kwong (piano) in 1999 at The Juilliard School. The trio is based in New York City near its namesake: Claremont Avenue.

The Chamber Music Series concludes on August 24 with the Cavani String Quartet, winners of the prestigious Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Coleman, Fischoff, Banff International, and the Cleveland Quartet Competition.

A three-course fixed-price dinner is available at 6:00 pm for $25 and includes a choice of appetizer or soup, entrée, and dessert (meal cost does not include concert, beverage, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required for the dinner, as seating is limited. Galleries and museum shop will remain open until 6:00 pm.

This concert series is funded by the Alice Shaver Foundation; additional support is provided by Legacy Portfolio Management.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $15 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

Calendar Listing
June 13 through September 12, 2010: Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, Picasso Looks at Degas examines Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Degas. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this groundbreaking exhibition exploring the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation with Degas through dramatic pairings and groupings of the two artists’ work. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu

August 17: The Claremont Piano Trio is featured at the Clark’s Chamber Music Series at 8:00 pm. Concert tickets are $21, $18 for Clark members and students with ID, and may be purchased at clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524.The galleries are open until 6:00 pm and a three-course dinner is available, including choice of appetizer or soup, entrée, and dessert. Dinner reservations are required, $25 per person. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA, clarkart.edu

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

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