Marshall to stage annual Cello Day

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Marshall University’s Cello Day Recital offers students the opportunity to receive instruction from a guest teacher.

Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media will present its annual Cello Day Recital 5 p.m. Sunday in Smith Recital Hall.

Music Professor Şőlen Dikener said before the recital, students will receive lessons from a guest teacher.

The students and other members of the community will rehearse and then perform in the recital.

Lauren M. Dunseath, director of the Ohio City Cello Choir, will be this year’s guest teacher for the event.

Dunseath has performed with many groups such as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Guarneri Quartet.

Dikener said the event was designed to educate cello majors to give them experience in performance.

Community members and high school students were invited to perform in the recital to showcase local talent.

Dikener began the event at Marshall in 2002. He said he hopes the event will attract more participants from the community in the years to come.

“We are hoping to have people from farther distances come to the future meetings and have a community outreach event where we can serve to people showing their talents and get proper instructions,” said Dikener.

The ensemble will perform “Suite for Solo Cello No. 4 in E flat major” by J.S. Bach, “Quartet for Four Cellos” by David Williams and “Tango for Cello Ensemble” by I. Albeniz.

The recital is open to the public.

Mikaela Keener can be contacted at [email protected]