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Harold Robinson, double bass

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    Overview

    Harold Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in September 1995. He previously served as principal bass with the National Symphony from 1985 to 1995, and he also served as assistant principal bass of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1977-85) and principal bass of the New Mexico Symphony (1975-77, then known as the Albuquerque Symphony).

    A prizewinner at the 1982 Isle of Man Solo Competition, Mr. Robinson has performed concertos with the Houston Symphony and Houston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the American Chamber Orchestra, and the Greenville (SC) Orchestra.

    A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Robinson studied at Northwestern University and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He is currently the bass instructor at the Curtis Institute of Music and has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Europe.

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    Harold Robinson and Friends

    Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:00 PM

    American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    The Program

    Harold Robinson, double bass; Erica Peel, flute/piccolo; Richard Woodhams, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Juliette Kang, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Edgar Meyer, double bass

    Duos for two double basses TBA
    Schulhoff: Trio for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
    Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39

    Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
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    Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio w/ Choong-Jin Chang, viola and Harold Robinson, double bass

    Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Beethoven: Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu, Op. 121a
    Ludwig: Titania’s Dream [Philadelphia Premiere]
    Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout”

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Peter Schoenbach

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    Johannes Quartet w/ Harold Robinson, double bass

    Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mendelssohn: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
    Bartók: Quartet No. 6
    DvoÅ™ák: Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm with Richard Freedman

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    Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio w/ Michael Tree, viola and Harold Robinson, double bass

    Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11
    Zwilich: Quintet
    Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, "Die Forelle" ("The Trout")

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    Soovin Kim, violin; Burchard Tang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Harold Robinson, double bass; Cynthia Raim, piano

    Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Schubert: Adagio in E-­flat Major, D. 897, “Notturno”
    Schubert: Drei Klavierstí¼cke, D. 946
    Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout

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    Moscow Quartet w/ Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano and Harold Robinson, double bass

    Date: Sunday, December 2, 2001 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mozart: Quartet in G Major, K. 387
    Shostakovich: String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
    Glinka: Gran Sestetto Originale in E-­flat Major

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    Miami Quartet w/ Harold Robinson, double bass

    Date: Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    Mendelssohn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
    Shostakovich: Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
    DvoÅ™ák: Quintet in G Major, Op. 77, B. 4

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