LAKE FOREST – Heralded as “a musician of remarkable gifts” by the Chicago Tribune and “a cellist afraid of nothing” by the Chicago Sun Times, Allison Eldredge will perform with the Lake Forest Symphony on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts.
Eldredge brings her deeply communicative tone and commanding technique to Dvořák’s Cello Concerto under the direction of Music Director Vladimir Kulenovic. The balance of the program includes Brahms Symphony No. 3. The James Lumber Center is located at 19351 W Washington Street, Grayslake, IL. Tickets range from $61 – $17 and can be purchased online at www.lakeforestsymphony.org or by calling 847-295-2135.
Allison Eldredge is an American cellist with a solo and recording career that has spanned 30 years. She has been the recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and Musical America’s “Young Artist of the Year” Award. At a young age, Eldredge began performing in the premiere concert halls of the world including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, New York’s 92nd St. Y, the Kennedy Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Moscow Grand Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. American Record Guide wrote, “Hers is virtuosity wholly at the service of the music” following the release of her Saint-Saens and Lalo Concerti with the Royal Philharmonic.
Notable distinctions include a critically acclaimed sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall, a commemorative tribute to cellist Pablo Casals at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico with celebrated Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and a command performance at the White House. Eldredge has been the featured soloist of orchestral tours throughout Great Britain with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Israel with the Haifa Symphony, Russia and France with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov, and the Netherlands with the Netherlands Symphony and Jaap Van Sweden.
Eldredge lives in Boston where she serves on the Faculty the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and maintains private studios in Boston and Connecticut. She has served on the faculty of Harvard University. Eldredge founded and was Artistic Director of the Foulger International Music Festival in New Jersey from 2011-2013. She was Artistic Director of the Killington Music Festival from 2005-2011 and co-founded Young Talent Chamber Music in Connecticut. Eldredge performs on the 2015 “Eldredge” Zygmuntowicz cello made by Samuel Zygmuntowicz and a 1740 Carlo Antonio Testore cello.
Celebrating more than 58 years, the Lake Forest Symphony is the only fully professional orchestra in Lake County. The orchestra named Illinois Orchestra of the Year in 2006 by the Illinois Council of Orchestras presents five concert pairs in Classical Series which regularly feature both prominent guest artists and emerging young musicians.
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