Friday, January 9, 2009

Cello workshop at VCU

Cellist Bonnie Hampton, a longtime faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory now teaching at the Juilliard School, will conduct a workshop on Feb. 21 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

The workshop includes master classes for young cellists and for chamber musicians, a cello choir and technique class and a solo recital by Hampton. Participants also may purchase tickets for the Jan. 21 Richmond Symphony concert, featuring the orchestra’s principal cellist, Neal Cary, playing Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in B flat major, for the discounted price of $5.

Registration is open to cellists of all ages. Fees are $70 for participants, $40 for non-playing observers and educators. The deadline for registration is Jan. 12. Auditions to participate in master classes will be held on Jan. 24.

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