Claremont Trio in Concert at Irvine Barclay Theatre
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The last date listed for Claremont Trio was Thursday January 18, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“the freshest breath of air in the world of chamber music today.” —Naples Daily News
“deft, exhilarating, and imaginative” —Strings Magazine
Haydn: Trio in E Major, Hob. XV:28
Kirchner: Trio No. 2 (1993)
Brahms: Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Emily Bruskin, violin
Julia Bruskin, cello
Donna Kwong, piano
Twin sisters Emily Bruskin and Julia Bruskin formed the Claremont Trio with Donna Kwong in 1999 at The Juilliard School. After winning the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremont Trio launched its touring career with an acclaimed New York debut at the 92nd Street Y. The Trio is based in New York City near its namesake: Claremont Avenue.
The first recipients of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, the Claremont Trio has earned accolades for performances of “finely wrought detail and dramatic insight” (Washington Post_) and “stylistic savvy” (_New York Magazine).
Highlights of previous seasons include performances in the concert series at the American Academy in Rome; concerts in Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at New York’s Lincoln Center; and a collaboration with Peter Martins, director of the New York City Ballet, on a ballet based on Café Music by Paul Schoenfield. The Trio also has appeared at the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts, Columbia University’s Miller Theater, the Harvard Musical Association in Boston, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, and in the British and U.S. Virgin Islands.
During recent summers the Claremont Trio has appeared at the Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Ravinia, Bard, Norfolk, Moab, Deer Valley, Cape Cod Chamber Music, and Great Lakes Festivals. The Trio frequently performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto with orchestras such as the Utah Symphony, the Virginia Symphony, and the Pacific Symphony.
The Claremont Trio’s debut CD of Mendelssohn trios was released on the Arabesque label in 2004 to enthusiastic critical acclaim. The Trio has been featured on both Japanese and American television, and also is heard frequently in interviews on radio stations throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Australia’s ABC, New York’s WQXR, Boston’s WGBH, Chicago’s WFMT, Salt Lake City’s KBYU, and Columbia University’s WKCR.