We at HVCMC were thrilled to co-sponsor a performance by our very own Artistic Directors, cellist Sharon Robinson and violinist Jaime Laredo, along with CameraMusic, a program of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, designed to keep audiences engaged, and artists employed, by connecting them to each other live over the internet. Viewers enjoyed the program by joining us here on the homepage of HVCMC.org where we livestreamed the concert on Saturday, May 30 — “doors opened” a half hour before the performance began at 8pm EST and included:
• Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
• Mozart: Duo for Violin and Cello, after KV 423 in G major
• Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
• Andy Stein: Tango, from Suite for Two for Violin and Cello
Click the “Learn More” button to watch a recording of this exquisite performance.
The storybook romance of Bolivian-born violinist Jaime Laredo and American cellist Sharon Robinson has, for over 40 years, been expressed in every facet of their lives. Joyous and sophisticated music making, both separately and together, has earned them devoted fans world-wide.
In addition to their duo recitals, the Laredo-Robinson Duo, “the foremost husband-wife team in concert music” (Minneapolis Tribune), has long been a champion of new works. In addition to the recent André Previn Double Concerto, they have premiered and recorded double concertos by Richard Danielpour, Daron Hagen, David Ludwig, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Zwilich, while continually bringing a fresh approach to violin-cello duos by Ravel, Handel-Halvorsen, Schulhoff, Mozart, and Kodaly.
As solo artists, as the Laredo-Robinson Duo, and as members of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with pianist Joseph Kalichstein for more than 40 years, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson are among the busiest and most respected musicians in the world. In 2012, the husband-wife team joined the esteemed instrumental and chamber music faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. They have been Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle’s Artistic Directors for twenty years.
Please enjoy this recording of the performance: