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Bethlehem, Pa., April 3, 2007—The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem will sponsor the performance of the Claremont Trio accompanied by Ida Kavafian playing the viola, on Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall, located in the Hurd Center for Music and Art at Moravian College in historic Bethlehem.
The program will feature works by Haydn, “Trio XV: 28,” Arensky’s “Trio in D minor,” and Brahms,“Piano Quartet c minor, Op. 60.”
Members of the Claremont Trio are the Brushkin twins, Emily, violinist; Julia, cellist; and Donna Kwong, pianist. The trio was founded at The Julliard School of Music in 1999, and performs throughout the United States. In addition to concert performances of works by renowned composers such as Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered compositions by Daniel Kellogg, Mason Bates, and Hillary Zipper.
Kavafian is of Armenian descent, but was born in Turkey and raised in the United States. She has played violin and viola in solo performances and with orchestras in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. She is the director of the Music in Angel Fire festival in New Mexico and founder and past director of the Bravo! Colorado Festival in Vail, Colorado. Kavafian earned a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, and since 1989, she has been an Artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Concert admission is $25/$20/$5. Please contact the Chamber Music Society www.cmsob.org or call (610.435.7611) for additional information.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.