Sep. 29, 2011

Noted Cellist and Violinist Set for All-American Duos Concert


GENESEO, N.Y. - Acclaimed string musicians Wesley Baldwin, a cellist from the University of Tennessee, and violinist Peter Rovit from Syracuse University will perform "Grade A, All-American Duos" in a concert at Geneseo Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

On the program are "Tom" by Marc Mellits; "Suite for Violin and Cello" by William Bolcom; "Rumi Settings" by Augusta Read Thomas; "The World is Aflame" by Christopher Theofanidis; "Duo for Violin and Cello" by Alan Shulman; and "Two as One as Two to One" by Nicolas Scherzinger.

Before joining the faculty at Syracuse's Setnor School of Music, Rovit was on the string faculty of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama. He has been a member of the Quartet Oklahoma and was associate concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and concertmaster of the Tuscaloosa Symphony.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Tennessee, Baldwin taught cello at the University of Maryland and at Florida International University, where he was an artist-in-residence for three years. He performs throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. An advocate for great music from all eras, Baldwin is one of the only performers of several little known and new concerti for cello.

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