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Eighth annual Cello Academy and Festival opens at UT Arlington

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Dozens of young cellists from around the state will be on campus August 4 through 8 for the Texas Cello Academy and Festival, sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington Music Department and Chicago instrument maker William Harris Lee.

Now in its eighth year, the academy has a record enrollment of 60 middle and high school musicians. The week-long celebration of the cello and its literature includes performance master classes, all-state master classes, cello orchestra, small cello ensembles and technique classes.  The young cellists will also attend sessions in Alexander Technique with specialist Phyllis Richmond and in injury avoidance with. Dr. Kee Fedak, director of the Performing Artists Health Center.

The festival includes four nights of concerts, each beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Irons Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive. The Texas Cello Academy Faculty Concert is Tuesday, August 5, followed by a performance of the 400 Alliance Cello Quartet Wednesday, a student chamber ensemble concert Thursday, and the final concert featuring the Festival Cello Orchestra and master class solo performances on Friday, August 8.

All concerts are open to the public and free of charge, but donations to the 440 Alliance are welcome. For more information, contact the UT Arlington Department of Music at (817) 272-3471.


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