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Concerts > Classics

Gems, Jewels & Masterpieces

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Santander Performing Arts Center

  • Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3


  • Elgar - Cello Concerto
  • Julie Albers, Cello
  • Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5

The Reading Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season with three classical masterworks, including Beethoven’s powerful and intensely dramatic Leonore Overture No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s striking Symphony No. 5. Soloist Julie Albers joins the orchestra for Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Praised by the Providence Journal for her “sweet tone and tender phrasing,” Ms. Albers takes on this richly introspective and elegiac work that was composed in reaction to World War I.

Julie Albers, Cello

American cellist Julie Albers is recognized for her superlative artistry, her charismatic and radiant performing style, and her intense musicianship. In addition to solo performances, she has appeared with many leading orchestras and ensembles, and in chamber music festivals around the world. She is currently the principal cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and an active member of the Albers String Trio and Cortona Trio.

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