Performance Today

Finding the right match

Cellist Julie AlbersPhoto: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

March 03, 2021

A few years ago, Julie Albers had a falling out with her cello, so she bid farewell and started looking for another one. It wasn't an easy process. Hear about Julie Albers' search for her perfect instrument on this edition of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Edvard Grieg, arr. M. Jense: Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40
Signum Saxophone Quartet
Ars Produktion NA

Edvard Grieg: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 Mvts 1-2
Tessa Lark, violin; Jun Iwasaki, violin; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Julie Albers, cello
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Deb Anderson from Robbinsdale, MN

Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Yibai Chen, cello; Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikolai Alexeev, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, St. Petersburg, Russia

Hour 2

Felix Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream arr. for 4 hands: Scherzo
Jeffrey Kahane; Wu Han, pianos
Music@Menlo Live 2. Being Mendelssohn
Music@Menlo 20092

Mikis Theodorakis, arr. Nicholas Goluses: Epitafios (selections)
Nicholas Goluses, guitar
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Angelo Xiang Yu, Jessica Lee, violins; Hsin-Yun Huang, Arnaud Sussmann, violas; Dmitri Atapine, cello
Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, Atherton, CA

Yunfei Wang: Homeland
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra; Shenshen Yao, conductor
International Arts Festival of China, Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China