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Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio performs music of three centuries Nov. 8

October 12, 2011

“One of the best-blended, most sensitive, and intelligent piano trios in the world today.”
– New York Times

The Oneppo Chamber Music Series at the Yale School of Music presents the august Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio in concert on Tuesday, November 8.

The members of the trio, currently celebrating their thirty-fifth year together, are Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; and Sharon Robinson, cello. All three lead accomplished solo careers; when they come together, they are the “foremost trio with the greatest longevity… bring[ing] to worldwide audiences their expressive and exhilarating interpretations” (Musical America).

The program opens with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11. Next on the program, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Piano Trio was first premiered by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio in 1987 and appeared on their 1996 album Legacies; the trio has since performed three other premieres for the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer.

Piotr Illyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, concludes the program. The work, written in 1881, is striking in its Romantic depth of emotion, carried through funeral marches and an ecstatic theme and variations, and also for its virtuosity.

The concert beings at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, corner of Wall Street). Tickets are $25–$35, $15 with student ID. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Performers

After nearly thirty-five years of success the world over, including award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. As one of the only chamber ensembles with all its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls both as a chamber ensemble and in concerto performances, commissioning spectacular new works from composers such as Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and André Previn, and maintaining an active recording agenda. The trio was named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2002 and has been the Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Kennedy Center since 2003. Laredo and Robinson are currently on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; Kalichstein is on the faculty at the Juilliard School.

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