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The Gorgeous and Rarely Heard Luxury of a Full Orchestra of Cellos
In cooperation with Perspectives Ensemble, Sato Moughalian, Artistic Director.
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Route 23A, Village of Hunter
Reception in the Piano Museum following the concert
More Information/Reservations: Call 518 263 2063
CELLO! is funded in part by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
The cello is often called the King of Strings, the instrument closest in nature to the human voice. Capable of soaring lyricism, powerful rhythmic drive, and outpourings of joy and sorrow, above all else, the cello sings. CELLO! features 12 of the most brilliant and expressive cellists on the scene today, as well as acclaimed international pianist Ilan Rechtman and Emmy Award-winning soprano Nancy Allen Lundy. Nardo Poy conducts in a program curated by Sato Moughalian, Artistic Director, Perspectives Ensemble.
Featured soloists are Jerry Grossman, principal cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, soloists Wendy Sutter and Sophie Shao, multiple award-winning cellist Andrey Tchekmazov. and Eric Jacobsen (Brooklyn Rider String Quartet). Also performing are Julia Bruskin (Claremont Trio), Susannah Chapman (Principal Cello, Mostly Mozart Festival), Kevin McFarland (JACK Quartet), Pitnarry Shin (Lincoln Center Chamber Music Prize), Caroline Stinson (Lark Quartet), Aron Zelkowicz (Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival) and Wilhelmina Smith.
Program: Bachianas Brasileiras Nos. 5 & 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Julius Klengel's Hymnus, the light-hearted Die 12 in Bossa-Nova of Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann, as well as works from the solo cello repertoire: Bach Cello Suite No. 1, Saint-SaŽns' The Swan, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, Victor Herbert's Canzonetta and Gaspar Cassado's Dance of the Green Devil.
Photo: Ex-Vatican Stradivarius cello, Cremona c.1620. Photo used with the gracious permission of Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins. Photo Stefan Bauni Violins