Skip Navigation
Regional News

Vermont Cellist Elsa Hilger Turns 100

Listen to this story
Friends and family have gathered in Colchester, VT to celebrate renowned cellist Elsa Hilger's 100th birthday. Hilger was the first woman, other than a harpist, to play in a major orchestra. She joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1935, and played recitals in Einstein's New Jersey home. Todd Moe talked with Elsa Hilger about her remarkable career three years ago, on her 97th birthday.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.