Cellist Sasha von Dassow & Friends Present Recital at Neel

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 26, 2006) - Cellist Sasha von Dassow will be the featured performer in a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West. He will be joined by pianist Joyce Valentine, a member of Duo Vivo along with von Dassow, and members of the Musicians Out of the Box string quartet.

Von Dassow teaches at Manatee Community College (MCC) and directs the college orchestra. He also performs with Musicians Out of the Box. Members of that group participating in the recital include violist Nathan Frantz and violinists Sean O'Neil and Roxanne Frangie-Solowey. A variety of music will include music for solo cello by Spanish composer Gaspar Cassado and Bulgarian composer Parashkev Hadzhiev; works for cello and piano by Luigi Boccherini and Bohuslav Martinu; and pieces for string quartet by Ian Wilson and Jim Stephenson.

General admission for the concert is $8. Tickets are $4 for MCC students and staff. For more information, call (941) 752-5252.

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