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Curator’s Corner: December 2023

December at the Cello Museum

Curator's Corner December 2023

What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here.

It’s December, and we have a packed schedule at the Cello Museum.

Simple Gifts Cello Project

Simple Gifts Project

Cellists of all levels (from beginners through professionals) are invited to participate in our Simple Gifts video project.

There is no fee to participate, but we suggest that everyone who takes part donates directly to Rise Against Hunger. Gather your friends and family together in a team to support your participation in the project through donations to Rise Against Hunger.

We have extended the deadline, and videos are due by 16 January 2024.

Get all the information here.

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Sarah Meneely-Kyder

Sarah Meneely-Kyder NYWC December 2023

We showcase one member of the New York Women Composers (NYWC) who has composed music for the cello in the second week of every month. This month, we’ll highlight Sarah Meneely-Kyder and her piece Sweethearts for unaccompanied cello and spoken female voice. Learn more about this wonderful composer and her cello piece.

Catch up on the other articles in the series.

Rockstop Review

Rock Stop Review

What’s your favorite rock stop? The Black Hole from England? A SmartStop from Minneapolis, MN, USA? This month, Erica Lessie will review different rock stops to see what works best.

Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica Nov 2023

In the last week of December, Erica Lessie will send us the ninth installment in her series featuring unaccompanied cello works by Hispanic and Latino/Latina composers. While you wait, you can explore her postcards highlighting works by Black composers, her series spotlighting women composers, or revisit all of her postcards.

Celebrate International Cello Day

International Cello Day 2023 T-shirt

Our biggest shared holiday of the year is coming up soon – International Cello Day on 29 December. How are you celebrating? This year, we are celebrating with a photo contest (see below) and an article later this month.

A Photo Contest and a Giveaway

Cello Museum Photo Contest

How do you Cello Museum? Send us a photo of you with your favorite Cello Museum item (maybe from our new Bach Suite Life or Simple Gifts collections) and enter into a drawing for a $50 gift card to the Cello Museum store! Full contest rules are in the September Curator’s Corner.

Janet Horvath Book Givaway

Thanks to cellist and author Janet Horvath, one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of her memoir, The Cello Still Sings: A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music, and a Cello Museum T-shirt. The prize drawing will take place on 18 December. Good luck!



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