Cellist Paul Christopher to present solo recital Sept. 10

Cellist Paul Christopher will present a solo recital at Northwestern State University on Thursday, Sept. 10 in Magale Recital Hall.

This recital will follow the COVID-19 protocols as established by NSU’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. There will be two recitals, one at 6 p.m. for NSU students and another at 7:30 p.m. for the general public. Each performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Masks and social distancing are required. There will be a limit of 80 attendees at each recital. The performance will be live streamed at capa.nsula.edu/livestream.

Christopher will perform works for unaccompanied cello by three Pulitzer Prize winning American composers, Donald Martino, Roger Sessions and Charles Wuorinen.

Christopher is an associate professor of music theory and low strings at Northwestern State. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Panamá. Christopher has performed guest artist recitals in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama and South Korea. He has presented and performed at conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina and Ohio.

Christopher’s articles have been published in the Jacques Offenbach Society Newsletter, Strings, American String Teacher and Bass World. He has on appeared numerous recordings as a former member of the Nashville String Machine. Christopher has recorded music by contemporary composers Don Freund, Dinos Constantinides and Mark Lee, as well as seven recordings devoted to the cello music of Jacques Offenbach.