BOONE — Alex Boatright, a 2012 graduate of Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, will present a cello recital Jan. 22 on campus.
Her performance begins at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Boatright will perform “Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Sonata for Cello and Piano” by Claude Debussy and “Elfentanz (Dance of the Elves) Op. 39” by David Popper.
She will be accompanied by pianist Elizabeth Brown.
Boatright is a performer and teacher of classical cello and traditional Irish music in the Washington, D.C., area. She has performed as a soloist with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and as a member of a number of string quartets and orchestras in the D.C. metro area.
Aside from her work as a cellist, Boatwright is a multiple All-Ireland champion and is one of the premier concertina and harp players in the United States.
Boatright earned a bachelor’s degree in cello performance at Appalachian where she studied with Dr. Ken Lurie. She currently is working towards a Master of Music Performance degree at the University of Maryland.
Brown is pursuing a doctorate degree in collaborative piano at the University of Maryland. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Brown spent the past summer at Songfest, an intensive art song festival at Pepperdine University, where she participated in master classes with Graham Johnson and Martin Katz. She has also attended the Aspen Music Festival from 2007-10, the American-Russian Piano Institute in St. Petersburg, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, and the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca.
Brown is in demand as a piano teacher and collaborator throughout the Washington D.C. area.
About the Hayes School of Music
The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate-level programs. Learn more at https://music.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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