Southeastern to present Paul Christopher Cello Recital

Monday, February 3, 2014Paul Christopher
by: Rene Abadie

CELLIST TO PERFORM AT SOUTHEASTERN – Cellist Paul Christopher, a member of the faculty at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, will perform at a free special guest artist recital at Southeastern Louisiana University on Wednesday (Feb. 12) at the Pottle Music Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Accompanying him on the piano will be Elena Bogaczova, a piano instructor at Northwestern.

HAMMOND - As a part of the Guest Artist Recital Series, Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present cellist Paul Christopher in recital.

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Pottle Annex Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Christopher is an associate professor of low strings and music theory at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He received his bachelor's in music education from the New England Conservatory of Music and his master's in cello performance from the University of Memphis.  He has been published in several periodicals and appeared on many recordings and CDs. During the summers, he serves as assistant principal cello with the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Ore.

Piano accompaniment will be provided by Elena Bogaczova, who started her musical studies at the age of eight. She studied with the internationally acclaimed Japanese pianist, Masami Komenati, in Kanazawa, Japan, and at Centenary College of Louisiana before continuing her studies at Northwestern. She currently serves as an instructor of class piano and staff accompanist.

The program will include Al Brenner's "Reoccurrence" and "Open Ayre;" "Contexts" by Joshua Carver; and Dinos Constaninides' "Ballade for the Hellenic Land" and Four Interludes." Also on the program are Kevin George's "Two Songs for Cello and Piano," Rebecca Gillan's "Time Will Tell," "Tiny Cello Suite #1 by Jennifer L. Mitchell, "Interjectory" by Mitchell Paul Mitchell; and "Chant" by John Tavener.

For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.



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