7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3
“The KLR Trio’s performances stand with the finest chamber groups of our time,” writes a Miami Herald critic. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo, and cellist Sharon Robinson made their debut as a trio at President Carter’s inauguration. Since then six presidents have come and five have gone, but the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics. The trio members celebrated thirty-five years together by debuting three commissioned works, releasing the complete Franz Schubert trios on CD (Bridge Records), and touring extensively. The Penn State program features André Previn’s Piano Trio No. 2, a new work written for the ensemble and co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts. The program also includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s youthful Piano Trio in B-flat, Johannes Brahms’ mature Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major (Revised), and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s 1987 composition Trio (also written for KLR).
Norma and Ralph Condee Chamber Music Endowment
4 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, Esber Recital Hall
The public is invited to observe a Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson master class for Penn State School of Music small ensemble students at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, in Music Building I’s Esber Recital Hall.