The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio concert will feature two quintets written for the unusual ensemble of Piano Trio, Viola, and Double Bass: one of Schubert's best-loved works, the "Trout" Quintet, and the DC premiere, a Fortas co-commission, of Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Taafe Zwilich's Quintet inspired by Schubert's. Written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, violist Michael Tree, a founding member of the legendary Guarneri Quartet, and Harold Robinson, who was the NSO's principal bassist from 1985 to 1995, the work is a typical Zwilich combination of emotional intensity and jazzy, frolicking fun. At its center is a bluesy Fantasy that toys with the famous Schubert theme, whimsically titled "The Moody Trout."
Program and Notes
- Double Bass
The Fortas Chamber Music Concerts are supported by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
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