ATU to Host Renowned Cellist for Virtual Performance

Christopher Adkins

Grammy nominee Christopher Adkins, principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will offer the Arkansas Tech University community a virtual performance at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17.

Adkins will play works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonin Dvořák, Christoph Gluck, Paul Hindemith, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jules Massenet, Maurice Ravel and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The performance can be accessed at

A graduate of the University of North Texas and Yale University, Adkins has previously served as principal cellist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal cellist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra and principal cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orhcestra. He has held his position with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1987, and he also performs in the Adkins String Ensemble alongside his siblings.

Adkins was nominated for a Grammy award in 1998 for his role in the recording of “Voces Americanas” by the group Voices of Change.

In addition to his performance schedule, Adkins also serves on the faculty at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.

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