September 24, 1997
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Performs at Middlebury
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
A pre-performance dinner was held at the Rehearsals
Cafe in the Center for the Arts.