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Friday, February 26 - Sunday February 28, 2016 | Sales Event

Tennessee Cello Workshop

The University of Tennessee
Natalie Haslam Music Center
1741 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN  37996

Check with the university

CHV sales consultant Robert Mayes will be showing cellos and bows at the Tennessee Cello Workshop.  Please email with specific requests.

Cello Month - March 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016 | Cello Month Event

Cello Month Launch Party

7pm at Carriage House Violins
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres

  • Learn about the exciting events Carriage House Violins will host as part of Cello Month including performances, lectures and more!
  • View our month-long contemporary cello and cello bow exhibit and meet many of the makers involved.
Cello Month Reception

Monday, March 7 - Friday, April 1 2016 | Cello Month Event

Contemporary Cello & Cello Bow Exhibit

Standard business hours at Carriage House Violins

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | Cello Month Event

A lecture by violin maker James McKean
More Than Meets the Ear: Bringing a Cello to Life

Lecture - 7:00pm at Carriage House Violins
Tickets - Free

A brief look at the sources of the design of the cello and how the construction allows a maker to create a unique work of art, both visually and tonally.

James McKean

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | Cello Month Event

Tao Ni, cello recital

7:30pm at Carriage House Violins

Tickets $20

Originally hailing from Beng Bu, An Hui Province, China, Tao Ni is an accomplished cellist currently playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has won the Johansen International Competition and placed second at the Klein International String Competition, in addition to soloing with many major orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Tao Ni

Friday, March 18, 2016 | Cello Month Event

A lecture on Gregor Piatigorsky by Terry King, author of
Gregor Piatigorsky; The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Soloist

Lecture - 7:30pm at Carriage House Violins
Tickets - Free

Join cellist Terry King, author of Gregor Piatigorsky; The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Soloist, in a talk on this legendary performer and teacher.

Book signing to follow.

Terry King

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | Cello Month Event

Joel Krosnick Tribute

7pm at Carriage House Violins
Tickets - Free

Juilliard String Quartet cellist Joel Krosnick is stepping down after an incredible 42 years in the quartet. Join his friends and colleagues in paying tribute to this achievement and his illustrious career.

Reception to follow.

Joel Krosnick

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | Cello Month Event

Mike Block, cello - solo performance

7:30pm at Carriage House Violins

Tickets $20

Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”, Mike Block is a multi-style cellist and composer. Do not miss this amazing solo performance by the Silk Road Ensemble cellist and Berklee College of Music professor, Mike Block.

Musical selections include classical Bach Suites he learned while studying at Juilliard School, Arabic melodies and improvisations he learned as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, arrangements of American folk songs he encountered while touring with Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, and original songs that are born with a fresh contemporary pop influence.

Block will expand your conception of what is possible with the cello, as he attempts to connect the world’s cultures through music.

Reception to follow.

Mike Block

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