UW Symphony Orchestra: Elgar Cello Concerto Oct. 14

October 7, 2010
Woman holding cello
Cellist Beth Vanderborgh will perform Sir Edward Elgar's "Cello Concerto of 1919" with the UW Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the UW Fine Arts concert hall.

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will perform an Elgar cello concerto Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets cost $10 for the public, $6 for students, and $7 for senior citizens. Call (307) 766-6666 to order tickets. Tickets are also available at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, or in person at the Fine Arts and Wyoming Union box offices.

Cellist Beth Vanderborgh will perform with the UW Symphony. A UW faculty member since 2008, Vanderborgh has captured top prizes in the Baltimore Chamber Awards, the National Society of Arts and Letters Cello Competition and the Ulrich Solo Competition.

As United States Information Service artistic ambassador and member of the Fadial-Vanderborgh Duo, Vanderborgh has performed on four continents, including recitals at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Teatro Nacional in Costa Rica and the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

She continues to serve as principal cellist of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and as artist-faculty with the Eastern Music Festival, where she performs with the Eastern Festival Orchestra.

In addition to Vanderborgh's performance, composer Jennifer Higdon's works, "Light" and "To the Point" will be performed. Higdon is on campus for the second of her four residencies at UW.

Higdon's residencies are part of the Eminent Musicians-in-Residence Series, which engages the most compelling artists of the 21st century. Established in 2008 by the Wyoming Legislature, the series "fosters UW's exploration of creativity and the imagination," says UW Symphony Conductor Michael Griffith.

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