Hendrix University is the go to performing arts place, if local Little Rock and Benton’s local theater really don’t do it for you.
On the 31st of this month, accomplished cellist Julia Albers will perform on the Hendrix campus. Born in 1980, Albers’ career began in 1998 when she debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Albers began studying the violin at age 2. She went on to attend the Cleveland Institute of Music. She’s traveled Europe, Asia and the U.S. to for concert performances and lives in NYC with her husband Bourbon and their dog, Dozer.
Albers released her first album in October of 2005. The artist performs on a N. F. Vuillaume cello made in 1872.
Albers’ recital begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reeves Recital Hall on the Hendrix Campus. Pianist Adam Nieman accompanies Albers in this concert event made possible by the college’s Harold Thompson Concert Series.
The program will include Beethoven’s Sonata #3 in A Major Opus 69, DeFalla Suite populaire espagnole; and the Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano. Her first album, released in 2005 on the Artek label, will be available for sale at a reception following her recital. It includes works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Schumann, Massenet, and Piatagorsky.
Albers will also preside at a master class at 4:10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28 in Reeves Recital Hall.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call Dr. Karen Griebling, professor of music, at (501) 450-1249.
To listen to samples of Albers work, you can visit her homepage here.