Allison Eldredge Saturday, February 4th at 2 PM Pequot Library
Join us at Pequot Library on February 4th at 2 pm for a Free Young Persons’ Concert featuring the internationally acclaimed cellist 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.” As soloist, Allison Eldredge has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Academy of St. Marin-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 Orkest in Switzerland. Allison Eldredge has been guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, St. Louis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Utah Symphony, Vermont Symphony, San Diego Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and regional symphonies throughout the United States.
As solo recitalist, Allison Eldredge has toured the world receiving critical acclaim in London, New York’s 92nd St. Y and Carnegie Weill Hall, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Philip Museum, Los Angeles’s Center for the Arts at UCLA , San Francisco's Symphony Hall Recital Series, Ravinia’s Rising Stars in Chicago, Cleveland Institute of Music Recital Series, Suntory and Casals Hall in Tokyo, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
A passionate leader of music education, Allison Eldredge gives masterclasses 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 masterclasses, 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’s concert will be followed by a master class for advanced cello students. Pre-registration is required for participation in the master class. To register for the master class write firstname.lastname@example.org or call Misty Beyer at (203) 254-0123. Suggested donation for the master class is $35.
Music for Youth’s mission is to foster the love and knowledge of live music in young people. The concert in October is FREE for adults attending with children. Adults attending without children are asked to make a goodwill donation that helps to sustain future programs. No tickets or advanced registration is required to attend the concert. Please visit our website at musicforyouth.net or email us at musicforyouthct@gmail for more information about future concerts.