The exciting, young chamber group Claremont Trio performs at Wisconsin Lutheran College

October 31, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes the Claremont Trio to the Schwan Concert Hall Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. The trio is comprised of twin sisters and recent Juilliard School alumnae Emily Bruskin, violin, and Julia Bruskin, cello, and fellow alumna Donna Kwong, piano. The upcoming performance will feature works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Mason Bates. The Bates piece is a unique composition featuring old-time string-band music.

The Claremont Trio, the first recipients of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, has performed in concert halls throughout the United States including: Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum, the Lincoln Center, the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, Florida. Committed to expanding the piano trio repertoire, the group has commissioned and premiered compositions by Daniel Kellogg, Mason Bates and Hillary Zipper. The trio is also extensively involved in music education and has been recognized for its engaging and interactive programs for students of all ages. 

The Claremont Trio performance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $25 general, $22 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.