Wed April 23, 2008
Backstage Pass presents The Cello Divas
Backstage Pass, Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1., join host Julia Figueras as she welcomes The Cello Divas.
The Cello Divas' 2001 debut in the Eastman School of Music's Kilbourn Hall was an instant hit, and since that time the Divas have delighted audiences with a unique blend of music spanning the globe and the centuries. They bring a fresh approach to a wide range of musical styles, and are equally at home playing Bach suites and Beatles singles. The Divas enjoy customizing their programs to suit diverse audiences, and are proud to contribute to their community by entertaining at local benefit concerts and by performing for schoolchildren, senior citizens, and everyone in between. The Cello Divas are committed to enlarging the existing repertoire for cello ensemble by commissioning new works and arrangements. In addition to writing some of their own versions of favorite pieces, they've premiered several works by noted composers, including arrangements by Rochesterians Cary Ratcliff and Jeff Tyzik. The Cello Divas join host Julia Figueras in Studio E on the next Backstage Pass, airing Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.
Backstage Pass, a live radio program broadcast from WXXI's Studio E, is dedicated to spotlighting the arts in Rochester and is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.