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Sunday, December 3


I went to this concert today and she was fantastic. I'm a cello fanatic, so of course I would like it, but she was really excellent. It's a shame that more people weren't there, but not really a surprise. I think she said the cello she plays is from 1820, and was a gift from the New Orleans music society, or orchestra, or something like that. She plays it very, very well.

Afterwards, a group of us, (not the cellist) went to Bazbeaux. Now I need a nap.

Holiday Classical: A Festive Concert

Joyce Richard

Families and adults are invited to a free musical program, "Holiday Classical: A Festive Concert," Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at the Interim Central Library.

A recipient of the Performer Diploma in Cello Performance from Indiana University, along with numerous competition awards and honors, Joyce Richard, will perform Bach's Suite No. 1 in G major, S.1007, and Suite No. 3 in C major, S.1009.

Through his Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, J. S. Bach singlehandedly propelled the cello from a cumbersome continuo role into a virtuoso medium. This composition likely was inspired by cellist Christian Bernhard Linigke or cellist Christian Ferdinand Abel. It was produced at a time in the 1720s when Bach wrote the beautiful Brandenburg Concertos, dedicated to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg, as an illicit and unsuccessful job application after Bach lost his employment as Kapellmeister (bandmaster) for 23-year-old nobleman Prince Leopold.


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