Monday, December 1, 2008

Guarneri cancels VCU concert

The Guarneri Quartet’s Feb. 28 date at Virginia Commonwealth University is the latest in a string of performances in the ensemble’s farewell tour to be canceled as the group’s second violinist, John Dalley, undergoes treatment for cancer.

The trio of pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson will replace the Guarneri in VCU's Rennolds Chamber Concerts series. The time and date remain the same: 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the Singleton Arts Center, Park Avenue at Harrison Street in Richmond.

The program will include Beethoven’s Trio in D Major, Op. 70, and Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67.

Tickets issued for the Guarneri will be honored at the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson concert. If they choose not to attend, ticket-holders should contact the VCU Music box office to return or exchange tickets. Tickets are $32, and may be ordered by calling the box office at (804) 828-6776.