Guest Artists Begin New Season At Gustavus

Posted on February 3rd, 2006 by

‘Cellist Regina Mushabac

‘Cellist Regina Mushabac


Pianist Nancy Paddleford

Pianist Nancy Paddleford

A busy spring semester in the arts at Gustavus Adolphus College begins this weekend with a performance by guest artists Regina Mushabac and Nancy Paddleford. The ‘cello and piano recital begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 10 at Jussi Björling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Gustavus Department of Music has invited the guest performers to present the recital which opens with Bach’s Adagio from Toccata in C Major for Organ, transcribed for ‘cello and piano. The program continues with Franz Schubert (a work transcribed by Dr. Mushabac), David Popper, Justin Merritt and Loris Chobanian. It includes Trois Pieces by Nadia Boulanger and concludes with Astor Piazzolla’s Three Tangos for Violoncello and Piano.

Mushabac is professor of ‘cello at Baldwiin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Cleveland and is a member of both the Elysian and Coryton Trios. She has studied with some of the most influential ‘cellists of our time, including Janos Starker, Leonard Rose and Bernard Greenhouse. She plays the entire standard repertoire of concertos and recital material for ‘cello, including her own compositions and transcriptions, and has studied composition with Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, Krzysztof Penderecki and John Corigliano.

Nancy Paddleford has been a member of the Department of Music at St. Olaf College in Northfield since 1974. An active chamber and solo recitalist, Paddleford has served as artist-in-residence at the University of Costa Rica and has twice performed at the International Festival of Music in that country. She is a recipient of teh Pro Lingua Award for promoting cross-cultural understanding between the US and Mexico and has adjucated competitions in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean.

Friday’s guest recital is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception for the artists in the recital hall lobby.

 

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