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Curator’s Corner: February 2024

February at the Cello Museum

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

February 2024 Curator's Corner

February is here, and we’ve got a lot happening at the Cello Museum. Read on for a preview of what we’ve got planned this month.

New at the Cello Guild – Bethany Beach Cellofest

Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024

Be sure to check out the courses at our newly rebuilt Cello Guild website, especially our first in-person summer program, the Bethany Beach Cellofest! Join Jennifer Kloetzel, Erica Lessie, and Brenda Neece for this wonderful, non-competitive program designed for adults—amateurs and educators alike. The focus is unaccompanied works by women, cello ensemble playing, wellness, and family time at the beach.

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Camille De Beus

NYWC Spotlight Camille De Beus im'm going round in circles for cello and violin

We showcase one New York Women Composers (NYWC) member who has composed music for the cello in the second week of every month. This month, we spotlight Camille De Beus and her work, “i’m going round in circles,” for cello and violin.

Catch up on the other articles in the series.

Inspired by Elijah de la Motte

Elijah de la Motte AGT Screenshot

Screenshot of cellist Elijah de la Motte competing in America’s Got Talent.

This exceptional young cellist first came to our attention during the pandemic when he participated in season 15 of America’s Got Talent. Watch for Dr. Jonathan Simmons’s interview with this inspirational young musician later this month.

Postcards from Erica

February 2024 Postcards from Erica

In the last week of February, Erica Lessie will send us the eleventh 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.

Simple Gifts Cello Project

Simple Gifts Cello Project (1)

We are still accepting videos for our Simple Gifts Cello Project to support the charity Rise Against Hunger. Cellists of all levels (from beginners through professionals) are invited to participate.

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

Get all the information here. If you have questions, please send us a message.

Edition Giveaway from Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a digital score of Dvořák’s “Gypsy Songs,” arranged for cello and piano, transcribed by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, and a Cello Museum T-shirt. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to add a unique piece to your repertoire. Read Dr. Leonovich’s recent interview and fill out the entry form at the end for a chance to win. We will hold the prize drawing on 22 February.



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