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Julie Albers Will Perform Elgar's Cello Concerto With Stamford Symphony

Julie Albers will perform Elgar's "Cello Concerto" with the Stamford Symphony on April 17. Photo Credit: contributed
Julie Albers performed Tchaikovsky "Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, No. 6", live in concert as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's December 2011 Late Night Rose Concert.
Julie Albers performed Tchaikovsky "Valse Sentimentale for Cello and Piano, Op. 51, No. 6", live in concert as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's December 2011 Late Night Rose Concert. Video Credit: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The public is welcome to the Stamford Symphony's last orchestral concert of the season, on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, featuring Julie Albers on cello.

"The Stamford Symphony will present a program of reflections," a news release noted. "We will consider thoughts about our world, ourselves and our origins through music."

Albers will be performing Edward Elgar's "Cello Concerto." It was his last notable work. Originally, this piece was called "War Requiem," reflecting upon World War I and the end of civilization. This is cello concerto is now iconic, but it was not widely received at its premiere. A recording in the 1960s by cellist Jacqueline Du Pré made her famous, and made the work popular with the public.

The concert will also feature two other pieces. The release describes Antonin Dvorak's "Symphony No. 8 in G Major," as a "joyful, melodic and lyrical, drawing its inspiration from Bohemian folk music." Oswaldo Golijov's "Sidereus" will also be performed -- "a celestial piece, referring to Galileo's invention of the telescope and his discoveries about the surface of our moon and the moons of Jupiter."

Albers began to study cello in Colorado when she was 4. She moved to Cleveland in high school, to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She made her orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1998, and she has since performed in recital, in chamber music festivals, and with orchestras worldwide. She is recognized for her "superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style and her intense musicianship."

Single tickets are available at the symphony box office, Monday to Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., by calling 203-325-4466 or online, here. Tickets range from $30-81.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic St., in Stamford.

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