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Cello Talk with Priscilla Hawkins in Carson City

Carson City Symphony Association Presents

Cello Talk and Workshop with Priscilla Hawkins
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 

The Carson City Symphony Association will hold a Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop on Tuesday, September 21, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., in the orchestra/band room at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road, Carson City.  The event features Priscilla Hawkins, who has performed as cello soloist and chamber musician; taught strings and presented cello workshops in Michigan, and California; been guest Master Teacher in the Azores Islands; and recorded two CDs.

Ms. Hawkins will discuss “The History and Development of the Cello,” and then lead a workshop on “The Mechanics of Producing Your Best Cello Tone.” The presentation will include a rare, brief video of brilliant cellist Emanuel Feuermann playing “Spinning Song” by Popper in the 1930s.

Carson City Symphony’s “Symphony Youth Strings” cellists, Carson City Middle and High School orchestra cellists, and adult cellists will participate. Student musicians and the public are invited to attend as observers.

Admission to the Cello Lecture-Demonstration-Workshop is free. Current COVID-19 guidelines require all participants and visitors to be masked in the building.

This event is a partnership between the Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City School District, and is funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, email carsoncitysympony@gmail.com, or see CCSymphony.com.

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