Cherry Street Players
Allison Eldredge is the newest Allen Center Artist in Residence and Founder of Cherry Street Players.
The Cherry Street Players are a chamber ensemble with a simple mission: to create a space to meet new people, develop friendships, and find togetherness, passion and hope through evenings of music. Our "classical with a twist" concerts are less formal with conversation between artists, special guests, and audience members. Attendees will also have an opportunity to experience the visionary educational history and beauty of the 1840 Nathaniel Allen Homestead, now The Allen Center, as our artistic home!
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Classical with a Twist - "Forever Free"
Monday, June 19th, 4 PM
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Our June 19th concert will feature the revolutionary Steinway Spirio Player Piano! Read more at the following link: https://www.steinway.com/spirio
The Spirio is capable of capturing and re-creating performances by world-class pianists with all the nuances of pedals, dynamics, phrasing, and rubato that define a live performance. Missed your chance to hear Duke Ellington live? Now you can!
Meet Our Artists
Jeremiah Cossa, piano
Jeremiah Cossa is a versatile pianist currently residing in Boston, where he is active as a soloist, chamber musician and band member in a dizzying array of projects. Jeremiah has been featured as a soloist with Claremont Symphony Orchestra and Boston Conservatory’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. Jeremiah tours nationally with the acclaimed Chamber Music and Rock crossover group, Cordis, and plays locally with on-the-rise Punk band Nurse Joy and with his jazz trio. Jeremiah earned an M.M. in Piano Performance from Boston Conservatory and a B.M. from Azusa Pacific University.
Krista Buckland Reisner, violin
“Things done right..”(Boston Globe), “…Excellent left hand..”(Toronto Star), and “…lovely tonal bloom…”(LeDROIT), describe performances of violinist Krista Buckland Reisner. Over the past 25 years, she has performed with well-known and diverse musicians from Leonard Bernstein to John Williams, Anton Kuerti, Placido Domingo, Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, and Diana Krall. Krista has performed across North America, Europe, Russian and New Zealand, including performances at Carnegie Hall, La Scala, and the Boston Esplanade on July 4th with the Boston Pops.
Passionate about opera, Krista served as Principal Second Violin of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Concertmaster of Opera Boston, performed Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” with the Arizona Opera and played in the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. An early music aficionado, Krista performed with Canada’s Aradia, Boston Baroque, and is currently a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society.
Krista’s love of chamber music led her to join the Worcester Chamber Music Society nine years ago, after playing in the QX string quartet for many years prior with fellow WCMSers Peter Sulski and Rohan Gregory. Her commitment to bringing this art form to the Worcester community also included taking on administrative roles within WCMS as the organization grew. These included acting as General Manager and managing the Summer Festival and Music Camp for six years.
Allison-Yoshie Eldredge, cello
Cellist Allison Eldredge, a recipient of the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant and Musical America’s “Young Artist of the Year”, has enjoyed performing nationally and internationally, from London to Moscow to China to Berlin. She has been called “a cellist afraid of nothing” (Chicago Times) with “virtuosity wholly at the service of the music” (American Fanfare – American Record Guide). She gained international attention when Daniel Barenboim invited her to give the first performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto, which he conducted years after the death of his wife, the celebrated cellist Jacqueline Du Pre.
Ms. Eldredge has appeared as cello soloist with 30 major American orchestras and innumerable major international orchestras. She has been invited by the premiere Music Directors of the world from Scotland to Italy to Canada to the Netherlands and the United States receiving critical acclaim such that “She belongs to “the crème de la crème” of cello talents” (Het Noord Hollands Dagblad Amsterdam).
Ms. Eldredge has loved teaching the next generation for the past 30 years. She has taught cellists at New England Conservatory since 2000 and at Harvard University from 2008-2011. Ms. Eldredge also maintains a private teaching studio in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has given masterclasses at numerous universities and schools and has visited more than 100 schools in support of music education in communities with greater needs. She teaches chamber music at Young Talent Chamber Music, a two-week Pro-Am intensive summer camp in Connecticut, where she has been Artistic Director since 2014.
Her cello teachers have included Harvey Shapiro, Yo-Yo Ma, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Joan Lunde, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ardyth Alton and Channing Robbins. Ms. Eldredge studied at the Pre-College and College of The Juilliard School.