The Chamber Music Society of Detroit caps its 2016-17 concert season with an all-Brahms program featuring the celebrated Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
The trio – pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson – is joined by two longtime Cleveland Orchestra principals, clarinetist Franklin Cohen and hornist Richard King, for a program of Brahms trios.
The concert takes place at Seligman Performing Arts Center, located at 22305 West 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills, on the Detroit Country Day School campus. Tickets are priced at $32 – $64 for adults and $16 – $32 for adults and are available by phone at 248-855-6070 or online at www.CMSDetroit.org.
- Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor, Op. 114
- Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and French horn in E-flat major, Op. 40
- Brahms: Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No. 2 In C major, Op. 87
A Pre-Concert Talk with the artists begins at 6:45 PM and is open to ticket holders free of charge.
About the Artists
Since making its debut at the inauguration of President Carter at the White House in 1977, the trio of pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson has consistently brought technical mastery, expressive depth and magnetism to the concert stage. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016-17, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to balance the careers of three acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at the world’s major concert halls, commissioning major new works for piano trio, and maintaining an active recording agenda.
Celebrations of the Trio’s 40th Anniversary include a repeat of its White House program along with a specially commissioned opening work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Zwilich in several U.S. cities, a tour of the United Kingdom including a return to London’s Wigmore Hall, and complete Beethoven cycles at Boston’s Gardner Museum and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Other recent highlights include complete Beethoven cycles in Miami (2015-16) and Detroit for CMSDetroit (2014-15) and recordings of works by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Franz Schubert. The KOCH label re-released many of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio’s hallmark recordings, including works of Maurice Ravel, Richard Danielpour and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Principal Clarinet Emeritus of the Cleveland Orchestra, Franklin Cohen has distinguished himself as one of the most outstanding clarinetists of his generation. He first gained international recognition and acclaim when, at the age of 22, he became the first clarinetist awarded first prize at the International Munich competition. Mr. Cohen appeared as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra in nearly 200 performances at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, and on tour in the United States, the Far East, and Europe.
A native New Yorker, Franklin Cohen studied at the Juilliard School and began his professional career when Leopold Stokowski chose him as principal clarinet for the American Symphony Orchestra. He has been a featured artist with many of the worlds’ leading string quartets, including the Emerson, Guarneri, Takács, Tokyo, Miro, Orion, Cavani and Ysaÿe. In addition, Mr. Cohen has collaborated as a chamber musician with such leading artists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Emanuel Ax, Pinchas Zukerman, Garrick Ohlsson, Paul Biss, Menahem Pressler, Sergei Babayan, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode and Jessye Norman. Franklin Cohen has chaired the Cleveland Institute of Music clarinet department since 1976.
Richard King joined the Cleveland Orchestra as associate principal horn at the age of 20, served as principal horn from 1997 to 2015, and now sits as a section member. Mr. King has been featured numerous times as soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra. performing works by Britten, Haydn and Mozart. An active chamber musician and recitalist, Mr. King performs frequently as a guest at summer festivals and as a member of the Center City Brass Quintet since 1985. Mr. King was appointed to the Cleveland Institute of Music faculty in 1995.