Farrell to Play Cello at Arkansas Tech

Former Eastman School of Music faculty member Felice Magendanz Farrell will play cello during a performance at Arkansas Tech University on Sunday, Feb. 9.

The recital will begin at 2:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium. The Arkansas Arts Council and the Robert and Frankie Casey Guest Performance Series through the Arkansas Tech Foundation are co-sponsors of the event. Admission will be free and open to the public.

Farrell will be accompanied on piano by Dr. Timothy Smith, associate professor of music at Arkansas Tech. They will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Samuel Barber.

A native of Utica, New York, Farrell received early training in piano, violin and cello from her parents and grandfather.

She went on to study at L’Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, the University of Syracuse and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. She obtained bachelor and master degrees at Indiana University.

Farrell has been a regular performer with the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has taught at the University of Minnesota, the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Indiana University of Fort Wayne and the University of Central Arkansas.

For more information about public performances hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit www.atu.edu/music.

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