Albulescu extended an invitation to his players to come perform at their hometowns, within geographical reason, as a fundraiser. He'll be making 15 such performances by March.
Forando is a junior at Lehigh studying computer engineering and plays first oboe in the philharmonic. She will also be performing at the recital, playing "Vivaldi Concerto for Oboe in A Minor."
"I'm really excited, I think it's one of the things that's really great about our music program with Lehigh and in Bethlehem," said Forando. "Having them be so supportive in letting Eugene come back to play has really meant a lot to me."
The director said he was happy to make the journey to Bethlehem, NY from Bethlehem, PA, where Lehigh is located, to help out.
"We appreciate Amy's work, and she's really an extraordinary oboe player who could easily make a career in music had she wanted to," he said.
Donations collected during the concert will help to send Forando on the European tour. Even with fundraising at Lehigh in full force, the cost to each member of the ensemble will run $3,350.
The payout, though, is the opportunity to perform in many of the birthplaces of the philharmonic: Prague, Budapest, Vienna and other venues.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the High School. Suggested donations are $20 for adults and $5 for students.