GJ Symphony to present with cellist

Elinor Frey performs with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 2

Internationally-renowned cellist Elinor Frey will join the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra in presenting Meditations & the New World.

Frey, who received a 2009/2010 Fulbright Grant to study in Italy, will perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass: Three Meditations” with the symphony.

Frey is a doctoral candidate and course instructor at McGill University. She received her master’s degree from Julliard School.

During the past week, Frey visited area high schools conducting masters classes and performing short recitals.

Frey’s concert with the symphony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

The symphony also will perform “Blue Cathedral” by Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, which offers a unique world in the form of a tone poem. The piece has chiming sounds that represent the passage of time and utilizes instruments that create the sound of stars.

Dvorak’s “Symphony from the New World,” composed during a visit to the United States, will close the evening.

A Classical Conversation will take place prior to the concert, at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $15, $20 and $25 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the symphony office in the Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, by calling 243-6787 or at http://www.gjsymphony.org.


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