All Classical Portland and host Robert McBride are extremely excited to welcome Alban Gerhardt, one of the greatest cellists of our time, to Thursdays @ Three in advance of his upcoming performances with the Oregon Symphony. His sound is unmistakable and his interpretations of the repertoire are distinguished in their originality. The cello starts to sing under his hands, standard works are newly discovered and unknown pieces are brought to life again. Gerhardt fascinates audiences with the combination of an unerring musical instinct, intense emotionality and a natural, arresting stage presence. Of particular concern for him is his desire to help audiences break with old listening and concert habits and to draw younger audiences to classical music through pioneering projects such as his collaboration with Deutsche Bahn on the main commuter routes in Germany. Alban was the Artist-in-Residence at the Oregon Symphony from 2012-15. Program airs Thursday January 12 at 3 pm.
Posted on January 10, 2017