Fraser Valley Symphony: Romance of the Cello, with Joel Stobbe

Dvorak’s Cello Concerto is one of the most enchanting pieces of music ever written and the Fraser Valley Symphony members are looking forward to its collaboration with Joel Stobbe. Many remember the thrilling performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto he gave with the orchestra a few years ago.

Joel is a renowned soloist of the cello both here at home and abroad. Born and raised in Prince George, he continued on to study at the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany, and regularly performed as soloist and with chamber ensembles throughout Europe. Upon returning to Canada he became a founding member of the Borealis String Quartet and toured throughout Canada and the United States.

Recently Joel has made his mark in the local music scene by taking a position at the Langley Community Music School as coordinator for advanced programs and advisor for the string department.

The wonderful atmosphere of the upcoming concert begins with Chopin’s lively Military Polonaise, followed by the wistfully longing memories of the Alsacian Scenes by Jules Massenet.

The concert will be held on Sunday April 10, at 3 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets are available at King’s Music (Abbotsford), Tourism Abbotsford (Delair Road) Murdoch’s Bookshoppe (Mission), Wired Monk (Murrayville), Gardenia Centre for the Arts (Salt Lane, Langley City) and Wendel’s Bookstore & Cafe (Fort Langley). Ticket prices are adults $15; seniors/students $12; children (12 years and younger) $6.