Claremont Trio Recording Release Set for January 2017

The Claremont Trio‘s newest recording project, Spheres, will be released on January 20, 2017 on the American Modern Recordings label. Spheres features three trios by composer Robert Paterson: Sun Trio, Moon Trio, and Elegy. The Claremonts are joined by their former pianist Donna Kwong on Sun Trio, and cellist Karen Ouzounian on Elegy. The entire album was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City and produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by legendary producer and engineer Adam Abeshouse.

After recording Paterson’s Sun Trio, the Claremont Trio suggested the idea of Paterson composing a brand new trio especially for their ensemble, and for this album, which ended up being Moon Trio. To round out the album, Paterson suggested his Elegy for two cellos and piano. All three of the works on Spheres are inspired by or have something to do with celestial bodies—the sun, moon and the cosmos.

Spheres will be available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and from all other major retailers and digital outlets.

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Dorian Wind Quintet Awarded Wigeland Fund Grant

The Dorian Quintet has just been awarded a grant by the American-Scandinavian Foundation in association with the Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund. The Quintet has commissioned Norwegian composer, Wolfgang Plagge, who is writing a wind sextet that will have its world premiere in New York City in winter 2018. The Quintet expects to take the sextet on the road with Maestro Plagge, with premieres in cultural centers in Europe and Asia, and plans to release a studio recording of the piece as well. We are all very excited to see this project come to life!