Baylor School of Music Distinguished Artist Series Welcomes Cellist for Concert

Feb. 14, 2012
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Cellist Lynn Harrell will perform as a part of the Distinguished Artist Series, the Baylor School of Music's premier guest artist event, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building on the Baylor University campus.

Harrell--a soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher--has worked throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. His discography includes more than 30 recordings and he is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras, including those in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and the National Symphony. In 1981, he received a Grammy Award for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and a second Grammy in 1987 for the complete Beethoven Piano Trios.

From 1985 to 1993, Harrell held the International Chair for Cello Studies at the Royal Academy in London, and, from 1988 to 1992, he was artistic director of the orchestra, chamber music and conductor training program at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. In 1993, he became head of the Royal Academy in London. Harrell also taught cello at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music from 2002 until his retirement in the spring of 2009.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through the Baylor School of Music ticket office.

Glennis McCrary Music Building is at 110 Baylor Ave.

For more information, contact the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3571.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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