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Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage
Members of the Caramelo Trio on stage

Caramelo Trio: Latin contemporary live at NCPR

Caramelo Trio joined us live in the studio this morning to share some all original Latin contemporary music. The goup based in Potsdam, NY includes cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.

Set list: Secret Weapon, November Lament, Procrastination Tango, and Gazambo.  Go to full article

Book review: "The Cello Suites"

Eric Siblin worked as a journalist in Kingston, Ontario then wrote pop music reviews for a Montreal newspaper. One evening, he happened upon a recital for solo cello. He details his amazement and new obsession in his new book, The Cello Suites -- J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article
The Reese Project (Facebook)
The Reese Project (Facebook)

A concert of classical and jazz favorites

The Reese Project is an unlikely pairing of Jazz flute and Classical cello. Laurie and Tom Reese reside in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country. She is classically trained cellist and he is a lifelong jazz artist. They'll be in Saranac Lake this weekend to perform at Saranac Village at Will Rogers with their jazz trio. The concert is titled "Bach, Bolling and Bop". Todd Moe and Barb Heller have this preview.  Go to full article
Jonathan Tortolano
Jonathan Tortolano

Something old and new on the cello

Cellist Jonathan Tortolano returns to his home state Saturday for a recital at the Commmunity Church in Stowe (noon). Tortolano grew up in Vermont, studied with renowned cellist Elsa Hilger and lived and performed in Europe for years. He now lives in Toronto and regularly performs with orchestras across the region, including the Orchestra of Northern New York. He told Todd Moe that his recital on Saturday will include a solo suite by Bach, a work by George Crumb, and a new piece for cello.  Go to full article
Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz

Preview: Cellist Matt Haimovitz and U-Cello in Edwards

Yesterday, cellist Matt Haimovitz wrapped up a two-week engagement with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Tomorrow, he switches gears dramatically to kick off a tour with his group U-Cello. And the second stop on that tour is this Saturday evening in Edwards. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Vermont Cellist Elsa Hilger Turns 100

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.  Go to full article

Elsa Hilger at 97

The life and music of Elsa Hilger -- Todd Moe chats with 97-year-old Elsa Hilger, the first woman hired full-time by a major symphony orchestra. She lives in Vermont and celebrated her 97th birthday at St. Lawrence University on Sunday.  Go to full article

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