Music for Youth and Pequot Library present cellist Allison Eldredge

Allison Eldredge

Allison Eldredge

Music for Youth and Pequot Library will present internationally acclaimed cellist Allison Eldredge at their next Free Young Persons’ Concert on Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Pequot Library Auditorium, 720 Pequot Ave, Southport.

Registration is not required for this youth-centric one-hour concert that is free for children and adults accompanying them. Adults attending without children are asked to make a goodwill donation that helps to sustain future music programs. Doors will open at 1:40. A master class for advanced cello students will follow the concert and is open to the public. Advance registration is required for participation in the master class. To register for the master class email [email protected] or call Misty Beyer at 203-254-0123.

A pre-concert “Meet the Cello” workshop will be held at 1:15 in the Children’s Library. Cellists Henna Mohamed and Camden Archambeau will talk about the cello’s colorful history as a solo, chamber and orchestral instrument and demonstrate how the cello produces sound. To register for the workshop go to pequotlibrary.org or email [email protected]

Allison Eldredge

Allison Eldredge has been performing in the world’s premiere concert halls for more than 30 years. She is a recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant Award.  Musical America, the world’s premiere performing arts resource, named Allison Eldredge  “Young Artist of the Year”. Following the Artist’s release of Saint-Saens and Lalo Concerti with the Royal Philharmonic and conductor Hans Vonk, American Record Guide wrote, “Hers is virtuosity wholly at the service of the music.”

Allison Eldredge gained national attention when Conductor Daniel Barenboim invited her to make her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing the Elgar Cello Concerto. The performances marked Daniel Barenboim’s first public performances of the Elgar Concerto since performing the piece with his late wife, celebrated-cellist Jacqueline Du Pre.

As soloist, Allison Eldredge has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Moscow Virtuosi, Berlin Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Hague Philharmonic, Netherlands Symphony, Enschede Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Budapest Symphony, Milan Symphony, Ukraine National State Symphony, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Polish Radio Symphony and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland.

A passionate leader of music education, Allison Eldredge gives master classes regularly throughout her travels. She has visited more than 100 public schools promoting music education throughout the U.S. and internationally. In 2011, she Founded the Foulger International Music Festival, an inclusive modern summer music camp in New Jersey promoting intensive music education, performance and career development for young musicians with video-streamed concerts and master classes, supported by the Sid and Mary Foulger Family Foundation.

She studied at the Pre-College and College of the Juilliard School. Her teachers have included Harvey Shapiro, Eleanore Schoenfeld, Felix Galimir, Ardyth Alton, Joan Lunde, Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo-Yo Ma.

Allison Eldredge Website: allisoneldredge.instantencore.com   

Music for Youth’s mission is to foster the love and knowledge of live music in young people.  For more information about Music for Youth call 203-254-0123, email [email protected] or visit musicforyouth.net.  

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