finally! this week the oregon symphony welcomes their first ever artist-in-residence: *mr. alban gerhardt! if you were lucky enough to catch this cellist last season when he made prokofiev’s symphony-concerto absolutely sing, then you already know p-town is in for a serious treat. in addition to his saturday and monday concerts with the band, alban will be playing all around rip city in these totally free events open to the public:
thursday the 25th from 5-8:00 pm mr. gerhardt will lead a portland youth philharmonic master class at sherman clay pianos in the pearl district. bring the kiddies!
friday the 26th from 4-5:00 pm he’ll be knockin’ out some bach in the lower level of pioneer place mall!
sunday the 28th from 1-3:30 pm alban will be facilitating a cello masterclass at portland state university’s lincoln hall!
monday the 29th from 1-1:45 pm herr gerhardt journeys up pill hill to perform a sweet bach suite at doernbecher children’s hospital before…
…boarding the tram (!) to play even more bach from 2:15-3:00 pm in the waterfront lobby of ohsu’s center for health and healing!
whew ~ are you ready for all this cello action?! (i know i am.) mr. alban gerhardt, on behalf of stumplandia: willkommen!