Lisa Albrecht

Lisa Albrecht

This week we feature our fabulous trombonist, Lisa Albrecht! ๐Ÿคฉ Raised down the road in Phelps, NY, Lisa has held positions with orchestras all over the country, from Honolulu Symphony to the New York Philharmonic, before joining the RPO family in 2009. Her recent album, Sound & Resound, features some incredible solo performances with organist Amanda Mole. Click here to listen to it on Amazon!

Q&A with Lisaโฃโฃ

๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐›๐จ๐ง๐ž? One day, in fifth grade, we all lined up to pick out our instrumentsโ€ฆI was the last kid in line because I couldnโ€™t decide what I wanted to play (all the instruments looked so good!) By the time I got to the front, they basically begged me to try the trombone because they didnโ€™t have enough of them in the band.  It all worked out in the end!โฃโฃ
๐…๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ? Cooking, sketching, gardening, and spending time with friends & family. Iโ€™m a big hockey fan (Letโ€™s Go Amerks!) and can often be spotted at the Blue Cross Arena, chomping on a Zweigel’s with RPO bassist Fred Dole ๐ŸŒญโฃโฃ
๐…๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ/๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค? Iโ€™m a big opera fan and a true Wagnerite – and even though I’ve been to the Bayreuth Festival and seen the Ring Cycle numerous times, Iโ€™d still choose Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier as my favorite piece.  His gorgeous harmonies and lyricism just sweep me off my feet, every time ๐ŸŽถโฃโฃ
๐‡๐จ๐›๐›๐ข๐ž๐ฌ? I’m an avid hiker & canoeist, an Adirondack 46er, and a licensed NY State Wilderness guide.  I love to travel and climb things and have summited peaks in the Andes, hiked along Chinaโ€™s Great Wall, and walked Japanโ€™s Kumano Kodo routeโ€ฆ.Last year I fulfilled a dream by cycling the Erie Canal Pathway from Buffalo to Albany, through the heart of beautiful New York State. ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโฃโฃ
๐…๐ฎ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ: I also love to arrange music for brass ensembles and I manage a group called Oktoberbones – you can find us at a beer garden or fall festival near you! ๐Ÿป

You can learn more about Lisa’s latest album on the nationally-syndicated radio program, With Heart and Voice. Tune in on June 14th by tuning in to WXXI Classical 91.5 FM, or stream online at

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