August at the Cello Museum
What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here.
Thank you for joining us at the Cello Museum. Summer is in full swing here at the Cello Museum, and we have a lot happening as we round out the season.
New York Women Composers Spotlight: Kim Sherman
Every month we showcase a woman composer through our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). In the second week of August 2023, we look forward to our next installment, spotlighting Kim Sherman and her unaccompanied cello work “The Laodamiad.”
Catch up on the other articles in the series.
The Magic of Merlin
We’re thrilled to welcome cellist and writer Sarah Freiberg to the Cello Museum this month!
Last month, Sarah participated in the opening of a wonderful new exhibition celebrating the 250th anniversary of the creation of the Silver Swan by the inventor John Joseph Merlin (1735-1803) at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, England, that will run through 7 January 2024.
Find out what this iconic mechanical silver swan, rollerskates, and Sarah’s cello have in common later this month in her article, “The Magic of Merlin.”
Cellos and Animals Series – Part III: Horses & Cows & Deer – Oh My!
In 2022, I put out a call for cello-lovers to send me their pet photos, anecdotes, and videos, and our Cello Museum family came through in spades. What started as a short article about cellists and animals, particularly cellists and their pets, grew into a mammoth undertaking. Actually, there were no mammoths—but there were elephants! So I’ve split the topic of cellists and animals into a multi-part series. Part III is about cellists playing for horses, cows, and deer.
Look for this third installment later this month. Revisit the previous articles in the series (about dogs and birds).
Postcards from Erica—Hispanic and Latino/Latina Composers Series
Erica Lessie will send us her next installment in her series about unaccompanied cello works by Hispanic and Latino/Latina composers in the last week of August. Be sure to check out her postcards featuring works by Black composers, her series featuring women composers, or revisit all of her postcards.
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