September 24, 1997

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Performs at Middlebury College

Opening the Middlebury College Concert Series, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio graced the Center for the Arts Concert Hall again this September to the delight of the Middlebury audience. The group has continued their survey of the piano trios by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, which they began last season. Their program for this concert will be Schubert's Trio in B-flat Major, D. 28, and Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 148, D. 897, "Notturno"; Brahm's Trio in C Major, Opus 87; and Mendelssohn's Trio in C Minor, Opus 66.

Now in their 21st season together, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson perform regularly at summer festivals, chamber music series and major international music centers, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center. The group is described as "one of the best blended, most sensitive and intelligent piano trios in the world today," by John Rockwell of "The New York Times." Ranking in the highest echelon of chamber ensembles, the trio has produced a number of recordings, including an all-Haydn disc (Dorian), which "Stereo Review" praised: "There are surprisingly few recordings of the Haydn trios on CD, and none is more satisfying than this lovely assortment: 'enlivening' is the first word that comes to mind, 'radiant' the impression that remains."

A pre-performance dinner was held at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts.