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Friday, September 21, 2007

Free Cello Recital!

David Gibson, acclaimed cellist, will present a free recital of Suites 1 and 6 for Unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach in the santuary on Sunday, September 30 at 4 pm.

Mr. Gibson currently teaches cello at Mount Holyoke College and runs the theory and instrumental music program at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has been on the performance and chamber music faculties of the University at Albany, Georgetown University, Mannes College of Music, and Meadowmont School of Music.

As a performer, David Gibson has been a pioneer in the field of electronic music. His repertoire includes music from the 14th century to the present, and he feels as much at home with Brahms as he does with David Behrman. He has performed throughout this country as well as Canada and Europe.

Mr. Gibson holds degrees from the Juilliard School of Music '67 and Yale University '72. His primary field was cello performance, and his most influential teachers were Luigi Silva, Claus Adam, and Dorthy DeLay. He studied conducting with Jorge Mester at Juilliard, composition with Jacob Druckman at Yale and had a close association with Morton Feldman while a member of the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in Buffalo, NY '72-'74.

As a cello teacher, Mr. Gibson has specialized in producing virtuoso performers. He has placed students in virtually every major conservatory in the country. His students have won major national and international competitions and many have significant musical careers.

Don't miss this chance to hear Mr. Gibson's compelling interpretations of these solo masterpieces!