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Internationally Acclaimed Cellist Mark Kosower In Residency In Oak Ridge

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Internationally acclaimed cellist, Mark Koswer, will be in residency with the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association (ORCMA) November 1st through the 4th. His residency will include masterclasses for cello students, a chamber music recital, and a concerto performance with the Oak Ridge Symphony. Mr. Kosower is principal cellist with The Cleveland Orchestra, teaches at The Cleveland Institute of Music, and is also an active recording artist and soloist. Notably, he is the first cellist to have recorded all of the works for solo cello by Alberto Ginastera (recording for the Naxos label). 

The chamber music concert will be Friday, November 2nd, at 7:30pm at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.  Together, with pianist and wife, Jee-Won Oh, the duo will perform music of Frank Bridge, Samuel Barber, Gabriel Faure, and more.

Mr. Kosower will perform concertos by Vivaldi and Haydn on Sunday afternoon at 3pm at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge. Tickets and information available at www.orcma.org/kosower_residency

Melony calls the beautiful mountains of Boone, N.C., home, although she was born near Greensboro, N.C. There’s just something about those Blue Ridge Mountains that got in her blood and never left after she moved there to attend Appalachian State University (ASU). While at ASU, she majored in piano performance and music therapy and began to cultivate a love for accompanying and for collaborating with other musicians. This soon led her to earn a master’s degree in collaborative piano at the University of Tennessee, which she attended from 2006-2008.