By Ashley H Pollock
SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts
CEDAR CITY–SUU’s Department of Music will host the Satellite Salon Series on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Ashley Walters, cellist. The Cello Crossroads concert will be held in the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music building on campus. Accompanying Walters will be Music professors Dr. Lynn Vartan on percussion and Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel on piano. This exciting concert is free and open to the public.
From her biography, we learn that “Walters has been the dedicatee of significant additions to the cello repertoire and has appeared on concert series and venues throughout the United States, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Spectrum (NYC), Center for New Music (San Francisco), Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, San Diego New Music soundON Festival, Nief-Norf (Knoxville), Tuesdays @ Monk Space (Los Angeles), wild Up’s WORK series (Los Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), the wulf (Los Angeles), and wasteLAnd music (Los Angeles).”
The Satellite Salon Series, occurring twice a year, provides Southern Utah University and local high school students an opportunity to attend masterclasses held by professional musicians followed by a question and answer session led by Dr. Vartan, in the style of “Inside the Actor’s Studio”. Saturday evening offers the community and students alike a chance to see a dynamic, collaborative Satellite Salon concert.
To learn more about Ashley Walters and her distinctive musical stylings, please visit her website at ashleywalterscello.com.