January 30, 2016. Two very special events for cellists and cello enthusiasts.
In the morning for 2 hours, we were treated to a masterclass with Amanda Forsyth, previously Principal cellist of the Canadian Arts Centre Orchestra, now an international touring solo cellist.
In another building of the University, members of the NC Cello Society went to the Cello Music Collection, the largest one in the world! It is housed in the Martha Blackeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, Cellists are really putting Greensboro NC on the music map! Stacey Krim, in charge of the cello collection had prepared a feast for our eyes and ears. A presentation to introduce us to the intricacies of accessing a huge amount of information about the cello, was well done, and made those of us who are technologically-challenged, less daunted at the prospect of doing this at home. A very special item on the site was a playlist of cello performances from YouTube. This is going to save so much time surfing around trying to find cello performances. A big undertaking and I for one, am extremely grateful. Another great service this collection offers, is the access to cello choir music that can be scanned and sent to groups for ensemble playing. Looking through just a small part of the collection was like a child in a sweet shop, "I want this one, I want that one"! Jane Salemson.