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Drake to feature faculty cello recital

April 22, 2010
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Ashley Sidon

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Ashley Sidon, assistant professor of cello at Drake University, will perform a faculty recital Thursday, April 22.

The free, public concert will begin at 8 p.m. on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Sidon will perform Prokofiev’s "Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 119" and Schumann's "Fantasie Stucke" with pianist Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano. She will also perform a premiere of a composition by William Doughtery, professor of music theory and composition. The piece is titled "Five Vignettes" for solo cello.

She will close the program with a trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Nino Rota along with fellow faculty Roth on piano and Clarence Padilla, professor of clarinet.

She has been a guest performer and clinician nationally and internationally, including invited performances at several conservatories of music in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. She has also performed at college campuses such as the Crane School of Music, Miami University and the University of Minnesota.

Sidon holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violoncello from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Ohio. She performs on a 1789 Antonio Gagliano cello and an 1801 Thomas Dodd bow.

For more information, contact Drake's Department of Music at 515-271-3975, or visit  their Web site.