Cellist Cicely Parnas - Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series
The ASC is highlighting the beauty and complexity of the cello with a series of presentations and educational events. Our first featured artist is Cicely Parnas, First Prize Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and granddaughter of the illustrious cellist, Leslie Parnas. The younger Parnas began playing the cello at age 4 and made her concert debut at 11 with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. She has won numerous prizes since age 13, including the 2011 Artistic Excellence Award and First Prize in the Cello Concerto Competition at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where she earned an Artist Diploma. Parnas, who performs on a 1712 Giovanni Grancino violoncello, has been heard on NPR's Performance Today series and recently made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut.
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ARTPLAY PARLOR wine & hors d'oeuvres included
Thursday, August 29, 2013 · 7 PM
A: $37.50 ·
The University Of Alabama At Birmingham
For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.
They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!
Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.