Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New Cello CD from Christopher-Drummond; concert Sunday, Oct 30, 3 pm, Hurley

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Cellists Paul Christopher and Ruth Drummond will present a recital of Jacques Offenbach cello duos on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 PM in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music, Centenary College, says Ruth Drummond.

This concert also marks the official release of their second CD, "The Perfect Gift" which follows last year's "The Gift of Melody". A reception will be held in the foyer afterwards with both CDs available.

Christopher is Instructor of Low Strings at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, having served as Principal Cellist of the Shreveport Symphony from 1989-2005. Drummond is Acting Principal Cellist of the Shreveport Symphony and a member of Baroque Artists of Shreveport and the Premier String Quartet.

Admission is free. Info: 861-3656.

Is there any reason not to value a locally-produced CD? Seems to me it's human nature to place a high value on anything recorded in NYC and look askance at product from a tertiary city in the Deep South. Yet I bought the first Christopher-Drummond CD and have found it well-produced and very listenable. I am delighted that they have the energy to make and release their 2nd CD and hereby recommend it to you.

Also, did you see Jennifer Flowers' article on chamber music in the Times? Well-written and inspiring reportage.

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