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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 3, 2000

Former LA Philharmonic
Cellist to Perform

The New Millennium Concert Series at California State University, Sacramento continues on Sunday, March 12 with a performance by noted cellist Ron Leonard - former principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Leonard will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall. He will also give a free master class at 4 p.m., Monday March 13 in Music Room 319 in Capistrano Hall. He will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn and Frederic Chopin.

Leonard is currently the chair of the string department at the University of Southern California's department of music. He holds the Gregory Piatigorsky Professorship of Cello.

The New Millennium Concert Series began last semester to celebrate music in the new century. Appearing next in the series is the Juilliard String Quartet, which will perform Friday, April 7. Tickets for that event are sold out.

New faculty violinist Robin Sharp will wrap up the concert series on Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Before joining the CSUS faculty this past fall, Sharp was a violinist with the San Francisco Symphony. She is a member of the Sun Quartet at CSUS.

More information is available by calling the CSUS music department at (916) 278-5155. CSUS cello professor Andrew Luchansky can be reached on campus for interviews at (916) 278-7985. Photos of Ron Leonard and Robin Sharp are available upon request by e-mail from the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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