Lynn Harrell (cello), 2-17-12
CELLIST LYNN HARRELL ON THE DISTINGUISHED ARTIST SERIES
Internationally acclaimed cellist Lynn Harrell appear next on Baylor University's Distinguished Artist Series. This guest performance will be on Friday, February 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Mr. Harrell will be joined on stage by pianist Victor Asunción.
Their program will open with two compositions by the great German master, Ludwig van Beethoven. They will play Beethoven's Seven Variations in E-flat major on a Theme form Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' ("Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen"), WoO 46, and then the Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69. Following intermission, the duo will play Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G minor, Op. 19.
Lynn Harrell was born in New York to musician parents, the baritone Mack Harrell and the violinist Marjorie Fulton. He began his musical studies in Dallas (with Lev Aronson) and proceeded to the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. Another of his teachers was Leonard Rose. He joined the string section of George Szell's Cleveland Orchestra in 1962 and served as that orchestra's principal cellist from 1964 until 1971, the year after Szell's death. Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and the National Symphony. In Europe, he appears regularly with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle, and Israel.
Hailed by the Washington Post for his "poised and imaginative playing," pianist Victor Asunción is recognized as a pianist of innate musical sensitivity, fiery temperament, and superb technique. He has appeared in major concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and in his native Philippines.
Tickets for this Distinguished Artist Series recital are available online at www.baylor.edu/music, or in person at the Baylor University School of Music box office in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The telephone number is 254-710-3571. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at the door, beginning thirty minutes prior to the concert.
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