Piano trio performs in Friends of Music series at Tulane

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The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio will perform Monday (Nov. 12) at Tulane University as part of the New Orleans Friends of Music series.

For more information see the following press release:


November 12, 2012
Tulane University, Dixon Hall.

New Orleans Friends of Music presents the second concert of its 58th season of chamber music on Monday, November 12, 2012 with a performance by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio at Tulane University’s Dixon Hall. The performance begins at 8 p.m., preceded at 7 p.m. by a free lecture by Dr. John Joyce of the Newcomb Department of Music faculty. Admission is $25 (free for Tulane students). Tickets are sold at the door or in advance at www.friendsofmusic.org or (504) 895-0690. A six-concert season subscription is currently available for $110, a $60 discount over single-ticket prices. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Stuart Farber, a past president of the Friends of Music.
Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson plan a dynamic program of classical and contemporary pieces. Beethoven (Opus Posthumus) and Brahms (Piano Trio Op. 8) are featured alongside living composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Richard Danielpour. Zwilich, the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, wrote her piano trio specifically for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, who premiered the work in 1987. Danielpour’s new work, Inventions on a Marriage, is a special commission by the New Orleans Friends of Music and others. This seven-movement set of duets for violin and cello was written for Laredo and Robinson in celebration of their 35th anniversary.

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio are longtime favorites of New Orleans audiences. The three members maintain active solo careers and hold faculty positions at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard School of Music. In 35 seasons performing as a Trio, they have toured around the world and released a variety of successful recordings, including the complete piano trios of Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven. They are also committed advocates for new music, having given premiere performances of works by Arvo Part, Andre Previn, Ned Rorem, and Joan Tower, among others. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio were Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year for 2002 and are the Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center.

The 2012-2013 Friends of Music season includes a wide variety of outstanding chamber music performers, including returning appearances by Bach specialist Simone Dinnerstein and the Emerson Quartet as well as local debuts by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Jerusalem Quartet, and Imani Wind Quintet. New Orleans Friends of Music is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the performance and appreciation of fine chamber music. Annual programming includes a mainstage concert season presented by the Friends of Music and Tulane University, a series of masterclasses by visiting artists, and a family concert. For tickets or information, visit www.friendsofmusic.org

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