New cellist joins the Apollo Trio for emotional evening
Saturday February 11, 2017 12:01 AM
By Susan L. Pena
The Apollo Trio returned to the stage of the WCR Center for the Arts with a new cellist, Sophie Shao (replacing Michael Kannen), and with three works of highly diverse moods and styles. The Friday evening concert was part of the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading series.
Shao, winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and two top competitions, is a remarkable musician whose eloquence and gorgeous tone - her cello used to be owned by Pablo Casals - make her a fine fit with violinist Curtis Macomber and pianist Marija Stroke.