Siloam Springs, Ark (February 6, 1998) - Cellist David Low, Kayser Distinguished Professor of Cello at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will perform with pianist Susan Wass on Sunday, Feb. 22, in Jones Recital Hall at John Brown University. This free event, sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and JBU, will begin at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

From solo performances in China with the Beijing Film Philharmonic to repeat recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall, Low's stage presence and personality have delighted audiences and cities everywhere. New York Times critic Edward Rothstein called his playing, "sincerely passionate, evocatively intense, acute and energetic. The tone was rich the phrasing intelligent he communicated his ideas with conviction."

Famed violinist and violin teacher Josef Gingold said of Low, "A superior cellist. He has the technique of a virtuoso plus a beautiful tone as well as being a splendid musician." Low has been principal cellist of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble, the Sacramento Symphony, the Omaha Symphony and the Omaha Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded two solo albums: "Alinchino 2" and "The Late Romantic Cello."

Low will be accompanied by pianist Susan Wass. A native of Garland, Texas, she is much in demand as an accompanist, adjudicator and teacher. She received her master's of music degree with an emphasis on accompanying and chamber music from Indiana University and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston. Together, these two acclaimed artists create an unforgettable musical experience for everyone.

This is a Mid-America Arts Alliance program. Mid-America Arts Alliance is a non-profit regional arts organization whose partners include the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, the National Endowment for the Arts and private contributors.

Contact Nancy Netherton at (479) 524-7265 for more information about the performance. Contact Person: Rich Mullikin Director of University Relations Phone: 479-524-7212 or toll-free at 1-888-JBU-ALUM Fax: 479-524-7278 2000 W. University St. Siloam Springs, AR 72761

e-mail: rmullik@adm.jbu.edu

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