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Cellos in the News: Top Stories of the Week – 25 September

Cellists in the News Yo-Yo Ma Named One of the 100 Most Influential People of 2020 Stevie Wonder wrote: More than an extraordinary artist and a true musical genius, Yo-Yo Ma is proof of love and life. His gift to us is his music wrapped in a blanket of kind understanding that transcends

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Curator’s Corner: Welcome!

Welcome to The Cello Museum! What is The Cello Museum? Find out here. The Cello Museum is Completely Online Even before the pandemic, we planned for The Cello Museum to exist completely online. This allows the museum to be open to all, free of charge, wherever there is internet access.

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Cello TV Program being filmed - Edited - Photo by Austrian National Library on Unsplash

Cellos in the News: Top Stories of the Week

The Good, the Strange, and the Beautiful Cello News of the Week Cellist Emma Chothani Earns Girl Scout Gold Award Read how Emma gave back to her community by leading a music-tutoring program. She combined her musical skills, Girl Scouts, and community service to make a difference and earn the

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That’s What She Said – Postcards from Erica September 2020

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by women composers? Look no further. Each month cellist and women’s music specialist, Erica Lessie, sends us three short “postcards” about pieces of three different levels: novice, intermediate student, and seasoned player. Enjoy these Postcards from Erica in her series called: That’s What She

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A Cello Helped Launch One of the Most Popular TV Shows of All Time

Without this “loaded” cello, the most popular TV show of all time might never have existed. It was 1951 and due to prejudice in America at the time, it had taken 10 years for Lucille Ball to get a chance to co-star with her Cuban-American husband, Desi Arnaz. CBS gave

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Curator’s Corner: Meet the Team

Who are the people behind The Cello Museum? Hello, cello friends. My name is Brenda Neece, and I am a curator here at The Cello Museum. The idea for an online museum about the cello came to me in a flash in the sitting room of one of my greatest

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5 Cello Movies to Watch During the Crisis

While some places are opening up, many of us are still affected by stay-at-home orders and canceled gigs. Here are 5 cello movies to keep us all going. Cello movies – cello movies everywhere. Where to begin? We started by looking for films made before the year 2000 so that

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How One Little Boy Changed a Cellist’s Life Forever

Need a break from current events? This heartwarming cello movie is about life, death, and cello – and it’s free to watch on YouTube.* Kolja Today’s cello movie is the Academy Award-winning 1996 Czech film, Kolja (or Kolya), based on a story by Pavel Taussig. Set 1988-89 in what was

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The Cellist, the Playboy, and the Private Investigator

A cello movie about the love affair that will be felt around the world. Looking for something cello-related to escape from current events for a couple of hours? Love in the Afternoon is a witty, romantic, and light-hearted movie about a Parisian cello student that’s available for free on YouTube.*

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The Enchanted Cello Case

Looking for a book for 6- to 11-year-old readers with a cello connection? Readers of all ages will enjoy The Enchanted Cello Case by Hilary Wang, illustrated by Julian Wang. Plus – when you buy a copy, you are supporting refugees. The Appeal of the Cello Case In December 2019,

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