(March 3, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music Presents Cellist Paul Christopher March 4

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service)—Guest artist Paul Christopher, cellist, will perform Thursday, March 4 in the Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley School of Music beginning at 11:10 a.m.

Paul Christopher
Paul Christopher

During the recital, Christopher will perform three works for unaccompanied cello including "Resonance for Amplified Solo Cell" by Mark Prince Lee and "Gently Weep for Solo with audio digital delay," a premiere of a new piece by Centenary music faculty member Thomas Hundemer.

Christopher is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Low Strings at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and serves as String Chair of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Memphis. He performs with the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra and the Des Moines Metro Opera. Christopher has also appeared on numerous recordings as a member of the Nashville String Machine with artists such as Faith Hill, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Springsteen and George Strait, and recently completed recording a fourth CD on the Human Metronome label devoted to the cello music of Jacques Offenbach.

The recital is free and open to the public and will last approximately 45 minutes. For more information, call the music office of Centenary College at 869-5235.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.