"There are few chamber music ensembles in the world that carry such a mother-lode of credentials as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio," said Ariel Rudiakov, artistic director of the Manchester Music Festival.
Individually, Sharon Robinson, Jaime Laredo and Joseph Kalichstein have performed countless times in the most distinguished venues in the world. Together they are the standard-bearers of the piano trio literature and the most famous ensemble of its kind active today."
Since their debut at the White House some 35 years ago for President Carter's inauguration, the trio has maintained a heavy tour schedule that has taken them across the globe from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Vienna, London and Paris.
Earlier this year the group was heralded by the Washington Post as one of the "superstars" of the chamber music world. "Few induce the rapture of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio," the Post said.
The theme of the festival's summer concert series is "Music Under the Stars."
"It is truly an honor to have these superstars as our distinguished guests," said Rudiakov.
He added that the audience can expect signature interpretations of three famous pieces of chamber music: The trio for piano and
For the Schumann quintet, the Trio will be joined by violist Rudiakov and MMF faculty violinist Joana Genova.
Curtain for the opening night, July 5, is 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Vermont Art Center's Arkell Pavilion on West Road. Lawn seating will be available for $15, weather permitting.
Tickets are $45 for adults and may be purchased by contacting the Music Festival office at 362-1956 or at www.mmfvt.org.