Mount Union to host guest artist Aron Zelkowicz

October 21, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union Department of Music will host guest artist, Dr. Aron Zelkowicz, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 in Presser Recital Hall.

Zelkowicz’s experiences as a cellist, performer, teacher and administrator have allowed him to create a repertoire with great variety. He is the founder and director of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, which has presented diverse works from Jewish musical traditions to Pittsburgh audiences every spring for the past 10 years. The Festival has commissioned several works from established composers, received grants and mainstream critical acclaim and has been featured in full-length radio and television broadcasts.

Previously, Zelkowicz has held positions with the Charleston Symphony, as Principal Cello of the Miami Symphony and as a frequent sub with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on American and European tours. As a chamber musician, he has appeared at a number of music festivals and with members of the Emerson and Cleveland Quartets. He has also served on the faculties of Point Counterpoint, the Brevard Music Center and the North Carolina Governor’s School, as well as giving master classes at universities throughout the U.S.

The performance is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on Mount Union’s campus. Due to ongoing construction at the site of the new Performing Arts Complex, no on-site parking is available behind the building. Alternate parking is available on Simpson and Vincent Streets and in the Eells Art Center parking lot, as well as in other campus parking lots. For more information, call Mount Union’s Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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