Cello soloist Joel Stobbe playing with Fraser Valley Symphony

The Fraser Valley Symphony presents Romance of the Cello, with special guest artist, Joel Stobbe on Sunday, April 10.

Stobbe is a renowned cello soloist 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 across the country and the United States. Recently, Stobbe 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 concert will begin with Chopin’s lively Military Polonaise, followed by the wistfully longing memories of the Alsacian Scenes by Jules Massenet.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 S. Fraser Way. Tickets are available at Murdoch’s Book Shoppe on First Avenue, in Abbotsford at King’s Music, Tourism Abbotsford, or in Langley at Wired Monk, Gardenia Centre for the Arts and Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe in Fort Langley.