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Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle


with Hal Robinson

June 8

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Celebrate the return of the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle (HVCMC) series with Co-Artistic Directors Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson’s piano quartet, Espressivo! Joined by award-winning bassist Harold “Hal” Robinson, the program features works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, and Vaughan Williams.


Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 1 

Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A Major, “The Trout,” D. 667 

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Quintet in C Minor


Anna Polonsky piano
Jaime Laredo violin
Milena Pájaro-Van de Stadt viola 
Sharon Robinson cello
Harold “Hal” Robinson double bass

Four great artists with a passion for chamber music have formed an exciting new quartet of piano and strings, destined to become an audience favorite.  

For decades, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, together with their piano trio partner the late Joseph Kalichstein, were considered “chamber music royalty” (Washington Post), a term that applies equally to their Espressivo! partners—the stellar violist Milena Pájaro-van de Stadt (a founding member of the Dover Quartet) and award-winning pianist Anna Polonsky, one of chamber music’s most sought-after partners.

Harold Robinson
Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in 1995 and held that position until his retirement in 2022. Robinson is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Society of Bassists, a prize that recognizes lifetime achievement and is the ISB’s highest honor.

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