Kalichstein out; Laredo, Robinson play as duo

Because of an arm injury, pianist Joseph Kalichstein has withdrawn from an engagement this month in the Rennolds Chamber Concerts at Virginia Commonwealth University. His trio partners, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson will perform string duo works by Handel, Mozart, Kodály, Erwin Schulhoff and Richard Danielpour.

The concert, finale of this season’s Rennold series, begins at 8 p.m. March 17 at VCU’s Singleton Arts Center, Park Avenue at Harrison Street. Tickets are $35.

For more information, call (804) 828-1169 or visit http://arts.vcu.edu/music

Letter V Classical Radio March 14

Ancient and modern, sacred and secular, instrumental and vocal . . .

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

anon. (“Red Book of Montserrat,” c. 1399): “Stella splendens”
Hesperion XXI/Jordi Savall

Peteris Vasks: Cello Concerto No. 2 (“Presence”)
Sol Gabetta, cello
Amsterdam Sinfonietta/Candida Thompson
(Sony Classical)

Hildegard of Bingen: “O Jerusalem”
Sequentia/Barbara Thornton
(Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Jan Jirásek: “Missa Propria”
Boni Pueri Boys Choir/Jiří Skopal

Arvo Pärt: “Tabula Rasa”
Gidon Kremer & Tatjana Grindenko, violins
Alfred Schnittke, prepared piano
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/Saulus Sondeckis

Ioannes Koukouzeles: Psalm 148 (“Praise the Lord from the Heavens”)
Cappella Romana/Alexander Lingas
(Cappella Romana)

Orff: “Carmina burana”
Sylvia Greenberg, soprano
James Bowman, countertenor
Stephen Roberts, baritone
Berlin City & Cathedral Children’s Choir
Berlin Radio Choir
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly