Special Service featuring cellist Dr Charles Asch

Date(s) - 12/06/20
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us for a special music service with our special guest Dr. Charles Asch.  Charles is a renowned cellist who will be performing:

Ave Maria by Charles Gounod/ J.S. Bach
Largo from the Cello Sonata by Frederic Chopin
Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Still, Still German carol


Charles Asch completed his Master of Music degree at Juilliard and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Minnesota. He performs with the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Minnesota Bach Society, as well as performing solo and chamber music recitals. After completing his Bachelor of Music degree at Northwestern University, he performed the Cello Concerto by Dvorak with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, and the Cello Concerto by Haydn with the Concord Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Asch’s focus in recent years has been on performing recital programs focused on early cello repertoire from the baroque period, as well as recital programs focused on Romantic repertoire for the cello from the late 19th century.  His instruments of choice are a cello from Lower Austria by an anonymous 18th century maker, a fine modern cello from New England made in 1996, and a cello bow from Paris c. 1850.  Dr. Asch has a large cello student in the Twin Cities, with teaching locations in at St. Edwards in Wayzata, Mount Calvary in Excelsior, as well online via Zoom during the pandemic.  He has also served as cello faculty at University of Minnesota–Morris, University of Wisconsin–River Falls and MacPhail Center for Music.

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