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Curator’s Corner: September 2023

September at the Cello Museum

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September Curator's Corner 2023

It’s September, and it’s time to celebrate here at the Cello Museum.

Happy Birthday, Cello Museum!

Cello Museum 3rd birthday

Please join us later this month to celebrate the third anniversary of the launch of the Cello Museum website. We’ll reminisce about our first years and look forward to what’s coming next. Of course, there will be a chance to win prizes in our birthday giveaway.

The Summer of Cello

Jonathan Simmons: Summer of Cello

Cellist and Cello Museum intern, Jonathan Simmons sometimes reminds me of the Energizer Bunny of the cello world, combining his passion for the cello with his dedication to charitable works.

He had an exciting summer, and I wanted to hear all about his adventures, especially those that involved jet-setting halfway across the planet with his cello in tow. Thankfully, I was able to convince him to share with the whole Cello Museum family.

Get ready to hear about Jonathan’s epic cello-filled summer adventures! 🎻✈️🌎

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Jane Leslie

NYWC September 2023 Jane Leslie - October for Cello and Piano

Each month, we collaborate with the New York Women Composers (NYWC) to showcase one of their members who has composed music for the cello. In the second week of September 2023, we’ll be highlighting pianist-composer Jane Leslie and her piece “October Song” for cello and piano.

Catch up on the other articles in the series.

Servais Urtext Series by Yuriy Leonovich

Servais Urtext Editions by Yuriy Leonovich

This month, cellist and scholar, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich tells us about his Servais Urtext Series which now includes editions of over thirty of the most famous works by cellist and composer, François Servais (1807-1866). Look for an interview with Dr. Leonovich—and a giveaway—later this month.

Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica September 2023

In the last week of September, Erica Lessie will send us her seventh installment in her series about unaccompanied cello works by Hispanic and Latino/Latina composers. While you wait, you can check out her postcards featuring works by Black composers, her series featuring women composers, or revisit all of her postcards.

We Want to See You and Your Cello Museum Gear

Cello Museum Photo Contest

Our Cello Museum family is spread across the globe, and we’d love to see how you bring the Cello Museum to spaces where you live, work, travel, or go to school. As we jump into a new academic term, we decided to launch a photo contest.

From now until 22 December, enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card for our online shop by sending in a photo of you with something from our shop—this could be a shirt, a mug, an apron, a notebook, a pillow, a blanket, a sticker—there is a broad selection from which to choose! We will then do a random drawing from the qualified entries on International Cello Day.

To enter, simply email us your photo (of you and the item from our museum shop—you may include/incorporate your cello, as appropriate). Include the following information:

  • Your name and location as you’d like it to appear online (you may put anonymous if you wish)
  • The location where you took your photo (as specific as the exact spot or as vague as your country)

You may enter as many times as you wish, but only one photo will be entered per person+product. For example: three photos of/from the same person—in one photo, wearing a Cello Museum shirt; in another photo, using a Cello Museum notebook; in the third photo, using a Cello Museum throw blanket—would count as three entries. Three photos of/from the same person wearing the same Cello Museum shirt in different locations, though, would only be one entry. However, different shirts=different entries!

By entering this contest and sharing your photo(s) with us, you agree to let us use them our website, social media, marketing materials, or in our weekly email newsletter.

There are two giveaways coming this month, so if you don’t already have anything from our online Cello Museum shop, there will be chances to win a T-shirt.



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