Gordon in the News: last updated 09/10/2009

Renowned Cellist and Pianist Open 2009-2010 Thompson Chamber Music Series

September 9, 2009

Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

—Technical power and fearless technique are just a few of the words used by critics to describe the musical talents of cellist Allison Eldredge and pianist Max Levinson. The husband and wife team—both recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant among others—have performed on some of the best known stages around the world.

On Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m., Eldredge and Levinson will be returning to Gordon to open the 2009–2010 Thompson Chamber Music Series in the Phillips Recital Hall. As a gift from the music department, the performance will be free for students and children. Tickets for general admission are $20, $10 for seniors/Gordon faculty/staff/alumni.

The program will include arrangements of Schumann, Franck and Prutsman among other composers.

“It’s a great honor and privilege to welcome artists of such caliber and magnitude to our campus this season,” said Thomas Brooks, chair of the Department of Music. “I look forward to sharing the tradition of exceptional chamber music at Gordon with our community here on the North Shore.”

As well as performing as chamber musicians, both Eldredge and Levinson have soloed with renowned orchestras such as the Boston Pops, New World Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Chicago Tribune called Eldridge “a musician with remarkable gifts.” The Boston Globe said of Levinson’s music, “The questioning, conviction, and feeling in his playing invariably reminds us of the deep reasons why music is important to us, why we listen to it, why we care so much about it.”

Eldredge and Levinson live in Boston, where Levinson teaches at The Boston Conservatory.

For a complete listing of the evening’s program or for ticket information please visit: www.gordon.edu/musicevents


Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston’s North Shore. The College offers majors in 37 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation’s top Christian colleges.