Hello, Cello

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 20, 2008 6:46PM

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Random things that we like: those who do what they love, and groups that help to foster that experience. That’s why we are kinda interested when we hear about organizations like the Chicago Cello Society which, since its inception in 1980, has strived to unite Chicago amateur and professional cellists to promote the art of playing the instrument as well as its standing in the musical world.

David Sanders –- currently a cellist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra –- is the president of the Chicago Cello Society and the editor of its monthly newsletter. Events hosted by the organization revolve around appreciation for the instrument and to enhance the experience of those in the musical community. Last Monday, the Chicago Cello Society hosted its free Careers in Music workshop, open to string-instrument high school and college students considering a career as a professional musician. For a listing of future events, including sponsored performances, check out the Cello Society’s events calendar.

On a related note, we would like to tip our collective hat to cellist Yo-Yo Ma for his collaboration with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the year-long Silk Road Chicago celebration, which wrapped up in October of last year. Kudos, master cellist, sir.

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