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The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio is celebrating Beethoven by performing the composer’s entire opus of piano trios as part of its 2001-2002 season. In a three-day residence at the Kennedy Center (in conjunction with the National Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Festival), the acclaimed trio presents these staples of chamber music repertoire in all their glorious sonority. Although the Ghost and the Archduke trios, written later in Beethoven’s career, remain the most popular of his works for three pianos, his earlier pieces reveal the sudden modulations and motive development through repetition that would become trademarks of his full compositional style. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio is aptly qualified to undertake this monumental task, not only because it has produced an excellent recording of these works but also because of the strong intuitive bond forged within the group that has helped it remain one of the few chamber ensembles to celebrate nearly 25 years without any personnel changes. The trio performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. $25. (202) 467-4600. (Amy Domingues)