Kent/Blossom Music Festival Benefit Concert Features the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet
The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will host a performance by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the Miami String Quartet on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. The concert is a benefit for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Scholarship Program.
Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Music and Speech Center on 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus.
The ensembles will perform Mozart’s String Quartet in G major KV 387Spring, Beethoven’s Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 Archduke and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Septet for Piano Trio and String Quartet written specifically for these two ensembles. Tickets for the benefit concert are $25, and advance ticket reservations are recommended.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has performed together for more than 35 years and is one of the only chamber ensembles with all its original members. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson made their debut together for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, and they have since maintained a heavy touring and recording schedule as well as individual internationally-acclaimed solo careers.
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio appearances have included Carnegie Hall’s Centennial Series, a series with the Guarneri Quartet, the Beethoven cycle on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and several performances of new concertos written for the Trio by David Ott and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
The Miami String Quartet features Benny Kim and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin, Scott Lee on viola and Keith Robinson on cello. The Miami String Quartet has performed all over the United States and Europe, including recent appearances at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and its own concert series in Palm Beach, Fla. The quartet has also held engagements in cities such as Boston, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.
Cathy Meng Robinson and Keith Robinson from the Miami String Quartet are artists-in-residence in the Hugh A.Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. The Miami String Quartet is the quartet-in-residence at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. The group has also appeared at Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Mostly Mozart, the Brevard Festival, Rutgers Summerfest, La Jolla, Santa Fe and the Virginia Arts Festival.
The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced institute for professional music training operated by Kent State in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center, presenting public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians.
For tickets or more information, call 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or visit www.kent.edu/music.