March 26, 1998

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Returns to Middlebury College

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, which opened the Middlebury College Concert Series last fall, will return to the Concert Hall at the College's Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. The group will conclude its survey of the piano trios by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, which the musicians began last season. Their program for this concert will be Mendelssohn's Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Major, Schubert's Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 99, and Brahms' Trio in B Major, Opus 8.

Since their debut at the inauguration of President Carter in 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have performed regularly together at summer festivals, chamber music series and major international music centers, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center. Ranking in the highest echelon of chamber ensembles, the trio has produced a number of recordings, including a three-CD "Vox Box" (Vox Cum Laude), featuring the three Brahms trios, the two Mendelssohn trios, and the Dvorak Dumky. "There is no finer piano trio than Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson," says the Chicago Sun Times.

Tickets for this concert series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. A pre-performance dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Rehearsals Cafe in the Center for the Arts is also available. To order tickets or make dinner reservations, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.