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The Soloist and the Art of the Cello

December 23, 2009
Music & Media

Supporting CSUN’s Common Reading Program, this exhibit illustrates passages from Steve Lopez’s account of passion and courage in The Soloist, plus highlights contemporary master cellists and explores the anatomy of the cello.

In addition, the Oviatt Library hosted a series of solo concerts in Music & Media: 

Inspired by Steve Lopez's account of passion and courage in The Soloist, invited guest artists and talented CSUN cellists will perform daily at Music & Media (Oviatt Library, 2nd Floor, East Wing). Accompanying the concerts is an exhibit featuring renowned cellists and highlights from The Soloist. In addition, video screening of musical performances from The Soloist's playlist by various artists will also be presented throughout the week.

Performance Schedule
September 28 September 29 September 30 October 1 October 2
9:00 AM Jacqueline du Pré In Portrait Pablo Casals: A Cry for Peace Rostropovich: Life and Art Zara Nelsova: Grand Dame of the Cello Eleonore Schoenfeld: A Life of Elegance Vanishing Point: A Road Journal (Erik Friedlander)
NOON CONCERT LIVE Performance Kris Khang
  • Haydn: Cello Concerto, D major, 1st movement
  • Dvorak: Cello concerto, B minor 1st movement
Ian Rawson
Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, 1st movement Hannah Roh
Haydn: Cello Concerto, C major
  Dr. Joyce Geeting
  • Kodaly: Solo Cello Sonata
  • Book Signing: Janos Starker, King of Cellists
Max Mueller
Bach: Third Suite -Sarabande and Allemande Prof. David Aks
  • Casado: Solo Cello Suite, 1st movement
  • Bach: Sixth Suite, Courante
3:00 PM Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor (Lynn Harrell) Schubert: Arpeggione
(Anne Gastinel)
Inspired By Bach (The Music Garden)
(Yo-Yo Ma)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto and Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante
(Mstislav Rostropovich)
Cello Recital
(Janos Starker)
Musical Minds with Dr. Oliver Sack
5:00 PM Beethoven: The Sound and the Fury Beethoven: Symphonies 1 and 3
(Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
Beethoven: Symphonies 4-6
( Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
Beethoven: Symphonies 7-9
( Herbert von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic)
7:00 PM Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
(Christoph von Dohnányi, Vienna Philharmonic)
Don Quixote
(Rudolf Nureyev, Australian Ballet)
Saint-Saëns and Dvorák: Cello Concertos ( Mstislav Rostropovich) Brahms: Double Concerto
(Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic)

Download full-size poster of the "Soloists in Concert" event 

Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.