PRESS RELEASE: Satellite Salon Series Presents Cello Crossroads (SUU)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/10/2017
Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator Office: (435) 865-8667
College of Performing and Visual Arts Cell: (435) 590-0961
Southern Utah University pollocka@suu.edu

Satellite Salon Series Presents Cello Crossroads

Written by Ashley H Pollock

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: SUU’s Department of Music will host the
Satellite Salon Series on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Ashley Walters,
cellist. The Cello Crossroads concert will be held in the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music
building on campus. Accompanying Walters will be Music professors Dr. Lynn Vartan on
percussion and Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel on piano. This exciting concert is free and open to
the public.

From her biography, we learn that “Walters has been the dedicatee of significant additions to
the cello repertoire and has appeared on concert series and venues throughout the United
States, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Spectrum (NYC), Center for New Music (San
Francisco), Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, San Diego New Music soundON Festival, Nief-
Norf (Knoxville), Tuesdays @ Monk Space (Los Angeles), wild Up’s WORK series (Los
Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), the wulf (Los Angeles), and wasteLAnd music (Los
Angeles).”
The Satellite Salon Series, occurring twice a year, provides Southern Utah University and local
high school students an opportunity to attend masterclasses held by professional musicians
followed by a question and answer session led by Dr. Vartan, in the style of “Inside the Actor’s
Studio”. Saturday evening offers the community and students alike a chance to see a dynamic,
collaborative Satellite Salon concert.
To learn more about Ashley Walters and her distinctive musical stylings, please visit her website
at ashleywalterscello.com.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally
accredited programs in Art + Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in
Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for
Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 26 academic programs, including liberal arts Bachelor
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine
Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in
Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology
graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching
and mentoring over 600 majors in the College. The College presents over 100 performances,

lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include
the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom
Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit
www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors: Satellite Salon Series Presents Cello Crossroads
What: SUU’s Department of Music will host the Satellite Salon Series on Saturday,
September 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., featuring Ashley Walters, cellist. The Cello
Crossroads concert will be held in the Thorley Recital Hall of the Music building
on campus. Accompanying Walters will be Music professors Dr. Lynn Vartan on
percussion and Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel on piano. This exciting concert is
free and open to the public.

Who: Ashley Walters, Dr. Lynn Vartan, Dr Christian Bohnenstengel, Department of

Music, Southern Utah University
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University
Tickets: Free admission
Info: For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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