The Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio announce ‘In Celebration’, their first album on Signum Classics, due for release on 3 March 2023. The album features two piano trios by Stanley Silverman and features Sting as a guest artist on track 4. The two piano trios featured on the album - Reveille (Trio No. 2) and In Celebration - have both been central works in the Trio’s repertoire.
IN CELEBRATION - Release date: 3 March 2023, Signum Records
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Reveille (Trio No. 2) was written in 2011 for the Trio and Sting who premiered the piece at the 92nd Street Y in New York to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Stanley Silverman dedicated the piece to Herman Sandler, a family friend and classical music supporter who sadly lost his life in 9/11. Stanley’s son Ben commissioned him to write the work to honour Sandler.
In Celebration (Trio No. 1) was written by Silverman in 1989 following the Trio’s request for him to write something “jazzy”. Silverman’s inspiration for In Celebration was a generation of well-known people who had turned 70 that year, including American musicians Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Miller, English writer Anthony Burgess and baseball players Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. The trio features dance rhythms that spanned the 70 years prior to its writing in 1989. The piece was premiered by the Trio at the Krannert Center followed by a New York premiere at the 92nd Street Y, as both venues co-commissioned the work.
Stanley Silverman “These piano trios are deeply personal. While celebrating those dedicated and cited I am particularly grateful for the decades of close personal and professional relationships with the performers”
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio "We are so pleased that these recordings are now available to the public! Stanley Silverman’s uniquely engaging music has been at the heart of our Trio’s repertoire for several decades, and we are honored to count Stanley among our dear friends."
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
For over 50 years Stanley Silverman has enjoyed a varied and rich career in both the classical and popular musical worlds, and in theater and film. He was the conductor of the Joe Papp/Lincoln Center production of Threepenny Opera (Tony and Grammy nominees) and directed the 1983 production of Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his orchestrations for Paul Simon’s musical The Capeman. Silverman’s music has been performed by Pierre Boulez and the New York Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the BBC Philharmonic, Richard Stoltzman, Tashi, James Taylor, Sting, Paul Simon and Elton John. Silverman has won Obie, Drama Desk, Naumburg, and Koussevitsky Foundation Awards, and has been nominated for a Tony Award. He arranged James Taylor’s album Hourglass which won the Grammy Award as the Best Pop Album of 1998 and served as arranger for the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concerts produced by Trudie Styler and Sting. In 2018 Silverman received a Zubin Mehta Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
For over four decades of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. Musical America named the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio the 2002 Ensemble of the Year. The 2003-04 season was their first as Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Kennedy Center, an honor which has continued to thrill the trio throughout subsequent seasons. They were awarded the Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award by the Foundation for Recorded Music, in 2002 and in 2011.
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six GRAMMY Awards® and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. One of the world’s most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 11 GRAMMY Awards®, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations, a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. In 2019, he was honoured at the BMI Pop Awards for his enduring hit single “Every Breath You Take,” which has become the Most Performed Song, with 15 million radio plays, from BMI’s catalog of over 14 million musical works. Sting, managed by Martin Kierszenbaum/ Cherrytree Music Company, will resume his critically acclaimed My Songs World Tour next month followed by his renowned Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in April (full itinerary here).
Trio No. 2, Reveille (2011, rev. 2017)
 Meadow Lane [2.01]
 Prelude to Guajira y Fuga [2.21]
 Guajira y Fuga [9.11]
 Introduction & Lute Song, “Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun” [5.13] Sting – Vocals
 Postlude to Guajira y Fuga [3.19]
 Closer: Les Folies d’Al (Second Line) [11.36]
Trio No. 1, In Celebration (1989)
 Introduction [1.07]
 Kinematic [6.41]
 Cantelina-Chaconne [8.27]
 Montuno [6.15]