Faculty member Paul Christopher to present solo cello recital March 24

Cellist Paul Christopher will present a recital at Northwestern State University on Wednesday, March 24 in Magale Recital Hall. There will be a 5:30 p.m. performance for NSU faculty, students and staff and a 7:30 p.m. recital for the general public. Admission is free. The audience is limited to 85 with masks and social distancing required. The recital will be live streamed at capa.nsula.edu/livestream. For information call (318) 357 5802.

The program will feature three works for unaccompanied cello written within 15 years of WW II by German/Austrian composers. Christopher will play “Serenade for Solo Cello” by Hans Werner Henze, “Suite for Violoncello” by Ernest Křenek and “Sonata for Solo Violoncello” by Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

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.