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October 21, 2022

Indra Thomas and Allison Eldredge Perform at Berry College

ROME, Ga.— Professional musicians, Allison Eldredge and Indra Thomas, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 23) in the Bell Recital Hall at Ford Auditorium. 

The concert is free and open to the public. 

The majority of the set selections for this concert are works of Margaret Bonds and Sergei Rachmaninoff, world renowned composers and pianists. Bonds is known for her arrangements of African American spirituals and Rachmaninoff is acknowledged as a significant representative of romanticism in Russian classical music. 

Eldredge is an internationally celebrated concert cellist and recording artist. Her professional music career spans over 30 years which led to her being honored for the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Musical America’s “Young Artist of the Year” award. Eldredge has performed with leading orchestras such as the China National Symphony, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Berlin Symphony, and the Ukraine National State Symphony.  

Eldredge has released seven solo albums and instructs and teaches masterclasses while traveling. She has presented lectures on music education in over 100 public schools nationally and internationally.  

Thomas is an internationally recognized opera singer with an exceptional record of performances and is an artist in residence (voice) for Berry College. Some of Thomas’ notable works include “Aida” (title role), Spoleto Festival USA’s production of “Porgy and Bess” (Serena), North Carolina Symphony’s “Swing in the New Year with Gershwin” concert, and a soloist with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in Britten’s War Requiem. She holds an artistic diploma in opera performance from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and received a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Shorter University.  

Thomas has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the Ann Arbor Symphony, Joseph Calleja in a program at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the American Harp Society, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera.  

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 Written by Public Relations Assistant Reed Couch

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