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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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The Guild Trio to Perform at UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: Feb. 25, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The Guild Trio will perform at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Tuesday, March 18.

The Artists Series concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center.

"The Guild Trio is irrefutably there, a beautiful new landmark just waiting for the map-drawer," wrote the Boston Globe. The ensemble is comprised of pianist Patricia Tao, violinist Janet Orenstein, and cellist Brooks Whitehouse.

Since its formation in 1988, the Guild Trio has coupled its dynamic performance of the standard repertoire with an insightful exploration of contemporary works. Only three months after forming, the trio made a seven-country European tour as winner of the United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador Competition. The trio was named trio in residence at Tanglewood Music Center in 1990, and won first prize in the 1991 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

That year they also began a three-year residency at the school of medicine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook -- "in a give-and-take to 'humanize' the medical profession while giving artists insights into the human condition," reported The New York Times. During the residency they performed, taped concerts for showings to patients, and coached amateur chamber players in the five professional schools of the health sciences center.

The Guild Trio will present a lecture-demonstration called "Illness as Inspiration" -- exploring the effects of disease on the creative mind -- at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gantner Concert Hall. The program is free and open to all.

Tickets for the evening concert are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under, and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.

The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 24, 1997