Cellists of all ages and abilities will gather at Washburn University’s
White Concert Hall on Valentine’s Day to share their love of the
instrument and make music together.
The public is invited to attend a free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
14 at White Concert Hall.
Sponsored by the Washburn Department of Music, the first I Heart Cello
Day will bring together cellists age 11 through adult. The musicians
will participate in specialized instruction based on their ability
level, instructed by Washburn music faculty members and students in the
Washburn Cello Studio, a group of cello performance majors. In addition
to adult community members, the Topeka, Lawrence and Olathe school
districts will be represented by students and orchestra directors.
Registration still is open for I Heart Cello Day. Participants will
receive music upon registration. Participation is free and those
interested are asked to contact Erinn Renyer at 785.670.1511. A pizza
lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to all participants.
“They’ll also get an opportunity to play great music and meet new cello
friends,” said Renyer, Washburn’s director of string studies, who
Note to editors: While participants are arriving at 8:30 a.m.,
the best time for media to visit is after lunch, at 1:30 p.m., for the
concert’s dress rehearsal. Washburn Cello Studio student ambassadors
will be on hand to direct you to Erinn Renyer from the White Concert