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Cellospeaks Concert
Event Type:Performance
Location:Thomas Great Hall
 
Friday, August 02, 2013
7:30 PM (ET)
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MORE THAN 80 CELLISTS WILL BE PRESENTED IN TWO FREE CONCERTS
IN THOMAS GREAT HALL ON FRIDAY AUGUST 2 AND FRIDAY AUGUST 9

Following two successful summer workshops in 2011 and 2012 at Bryn Mawr College, the Cellospeak instrumental choir-- comprised of more than 80 cellists--will again perform two free concerts in Thomas Great Hall on Friday August 2 and Friday August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Area residents are invited to attend these extraordinary concerts presented by participants and faculty of Cellospeak’s 13th Annual Cello Workshop for Adults. These free concerts will be the grand finales of two separate week-long workshops for adult amateur cellists. 

The Concert on August 2 will be a demonstration of the Skill-Builder week, as well as a faculty performance of Respighi's “Andante Con Variazioni” arranged by Gary Fitzgerald for 16 cellos, and the Villa Lobos “Bachianas Brazileiras #5” also for 16 players, with Carl Donakowski as the cello soloist and his sister Monica Donakovska as the soprano soloist. 

On August 9 the entire cello choir--under the direction of Conductor Miriam Burns--will perform pieces by Bach, Telemann, Beethoven, Dvorak and a special cello version of the Orange Blossom Special. In addition to a repeat of the work by faculty in a performance of the Respighi, we will also have the premier of a brand new edition for cellos of the Tchaikovsky “Serenade for Strings” for the entire ensemble.

Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Dorothy Amarandos with just 13 of her cello students, Cellospeak’s Annual Cello Workshop has grown to more than 120 participants and 20 cello professors from across the U.S. who come together at Bryn Mawr College for one or two weeks of musical study. They share their love of the cello by performing in coached quartets and in Cellospeak’s signature choir. The Workshop offers students opportunities to improve their technical skills, gain exposure to diverse teaching styles and enjoy their own and other’s performances at nightly recitals.

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