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Cello Song

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Dave Eggar presents “Cello Song” – a romantic evening celebrating the powerful voice of the cello across the ages on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Jettie Baker Center in Clintwood. Classics such as Bach’s suites will live beside athletic Bluegrass hoedowns and reverential worship songs in an unforgettable evening of cello magic! Dave will be accompanied by guitarist Phil Faconti. Tickets are $15 at the door. All children and students will be admitted free. More information and reservations at proartva.org/dave-eggar-jettie-baker.

Seven-time Grammy nominee Dave Eggar has appeared as a featured solo performer at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Barbican Center London, the Sydney Opera House, Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center and more. A musical prodigy as a child, Dave began playing the cello and piano at age three, performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera at age seven, and debuted at Carnegie Hall at age fifteen. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School’s Doctoral Program. His list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time magazine, ASCAP, The National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records Elevated Standards Award in classical music, the Geraldine R. Dodge and Leonard Bernstein Foundation, and at fifteen, Dave was the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition.

Eggar’s mission to “not just cross over, but to cross through” multiple genres of music is apparent with all of his releases. Whether it’s classical, reggae, bluegrass, jazz, pop, or world music, he finds a common voice within his musical vocabulary and introduces it with his own unique and imaginative vision.

Phil Faconti is a professional musician who has performed throughout the United States and in Europe as a solo guitarist. He studied at the classical music conservatory in Brooklyn College and has been touring ever since graduation. His unique blend of classical, flamenco and contemporary styles create a captivating, elegant and expressive musical journey for the listener. Recently, he’s performed on the Today Show with Isac Eliot, upcoming pop star from Finland, as well as opening for John Fogarty (Creedence Clearwater Revival). His recorded collaborations include work with Norah Jones, The Hot Sardines, A Great Big World, Amber Rubarth, innovative Irish Dance Company Hammerstep, and Best Selling adventure novelist JD Netto. He has been on tour with Grammy-nominated Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, the Craig St Ramblers and many others. Faconti has also taught music in the New York City public school system.

Tickets to the 47th Pro-Art season are on sale now! Explore the complete schedule of events, purchase season tickets, and make reservations at proartva.org. Individual shows over the course of the season range in price up to $20, while a season ticket to 30 performances can be purchased for $40—less than $2 per show! Season tickets are valid for all performances of the 47th season and can be purchased online, in person at any show, or by calling (276) 376-4520. If you’d like to receive show announcements or a season brochure, please subscribe to Pro-Art’s email or mailing list at proartva.org or call the office at (276) 376-4520.

Pro-Art partners with a variety of venues, therefore individuals with mobility issues or general questions are encouraged to call (276) 376-4520 or email the Pro-Art office at pro-art@uvawise.edu. For evolving conditions related to weather cancellations, or similar unforeseen circumstances, patrons are encouraged to check proartva.org for up-to-date information.

Pro-Art is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College, the Columbus Phipps Foundation, and the Lee County Community Foundation.