Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet
These two world-renowned ensembles return for a program with works by Boccherini and Dvorák, as well as the D.C. premiere of a new piano septet written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich as part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.
- Tue., May 5, 2009, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
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"Extraordinary musical insight… an ideal blend of sensitivity and intensity"
These two world-renowned ensembles sold out the Terrace Theater in December 2007, and now they join forces again! For more than 30 years, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has been the reigning exemplar for the piano trio, famed for its expressiveness and warmth. The Miami String Quartet has quickly established itself as one of the most respected quartets in America. Their program begins with Boccherini's Cello Quintet in E major--featuring the composer's most famous minuet--and concludes with Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A major, a central masterwork of the Romantic era. In between, in recognition of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week, all seven musicians perform the D.C. premiere of a new piano septet written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, who celebrates her 70th birthday in 2009 and was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Possibly the first-ever work written for this combination of instruments, Zwilich's septet was commissioned by the Kennedy Center's Abe Fortas Memorial Fund. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.
Program and Notes
- Joseph Kalichstein, piano
- Jaime Laredo, violin
- Sharon Robinson, cello
- Ivan Chan, violin
- Cathy Robinson, violin
- Yu Jin, viola
- Keith Robinson, cello
- About Fortas Chamber Music Concerts at the Kennedy Center
- CrossCurrents Contemporary Music Week