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The Cello Museum Weekly Newsletter

Volume II | Number 12 | 20 March 2021
Greetings, Cello Friends.

I'm very excited about upcoming additions here at The Cello Museum. I can't give you full details this week, but I can say that our team is growing. We are seeking at least two more interns or volunteers to help us keep up with everything. Please see the details below.

This week our feature article is a tribute to cellist-composer Victoria Yagling by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. Although virtually unknown today, she was a major force in the Soviet musical world. Be sure to listen to the musical examples. I've got a new favorite piece from her list of cello works.

We have our winners in the contest to name a brand new unaccompanied cello piece by Rain Worthington. See below for the list of winners. Prizes will go out soon.

There are a few changes to our Cello Book Club meeting with author Leora O'Carroll next weekend. We will discuss memoir writing as well as her book. Please see below for details. 

Our Cello Music Editions Specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, has been hard at work, not only on his article this week but also with another edition for us. Again - please see below for a link.


As always, please be sure to check out our news roundup and listing of online concerts and events. Click on the images below for links.
This Week at the Cello Museum
Click the images below to go to this week's article, news, and event listings.

If you have cello-related events or news and want us to add them, please contact us.
Celebrating a Major Force in Soviet Music: Victoria Yagling
Title Contest Winners
We are happy to announce the contest winners in naming Rain Worthington's new unaccompanied cello piece.
First Prize Winner
J. Shea: "Steps in the Night"

Runners-up
Susanne Friedrich: "Lonely Voyage"
Jacqueline Ridgeway: "Megaliths"
Roger Morelló Ros: "In Search of Hope"
Chris Robinson: "The Other Side of Tomorrow"
Chris Robinson: "As Time Evaporates"
Sean Penzo: "Shadows Dance"
Kevin Akin: "Night Ramble"
Corbin Keep: "Nectere"
Judy Lemke: "I Shall Not Go Gently"
Sheet music on a stand
New Cello Edition
For those looking for sheet music, here is Dr. Leonovich's (our new Cello Music Editions Specialist) latest edition:
 
Cello Book Club Meeting Next Weekend
We are looking forward to our meeting with author Leora O'Carroll on the 28th to discuss the wonderful memoir she wrote with her mother: Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood by Maureen and Leora O’Carroll.

At the meeting, we will also discuss writing a memoir alone or in collaboration with others. 

Join our free 
cello book club to get the full details of the meeting. (Scroll down to join the mailing list.)


Here is a link to the discussion page for this memoir.

As we will open the floor to discuss people's personal writing projects, we will not be posting the replay of the meeting on YouTube. We may post segments (by permission) at a later date. This will allow people to be open about their writing projects.
Seeking Cello Museum Interns or Volunteers
Seeking Cello Museum Interns or Volunteers
We are looking for two or more new interns or volunteers to assist with the following:
  1. Weekly Cello News
  2. Cello Museum Social Media
These are volunteer, unpaid positions, but students may apply to get credit if their institutions allow it.

What you will get:
  • experience with WordPress and/or social media marketing tools
  • letters of reference (performance dependent)
  • the chance to be part of a wonderful team of people who love the cello
Simply respond to this email if you are interested. If this email was forwarded to you, please contact us here instead.
Be sure to visit our online exhibition, Innovations in Cello-Making Materials.
See the influence of blacksmiths, boat builders, bullet trains - and more - on cellos and cello making. This is a 
Styrofoam-Carbon Cello by Tim Duerinck.
 
Over 20,000 Followers!
Thank you for being a member of The Cello Museum Family! 

The Cello Museum continues to grow. We now have over 20,000 "Followers" and "Likes" on Facebook! Please help us reach even more people and share our mutual love for the cello around the globe.

Please get in touch if you have questions or comments. We love to hear from you. You can use the
contact form on our website or simply reply to this email.

If you wish to contact Erica Lessie, author of the
"That's What She Said" postcard series and other articles, I will make sure messages get to her. If you wish to contact our new Cello Music Editions Specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, I will make sure messages reach him as well.

Stay well,

Brenda


Dr. Brenda Neece, Curator
The Cello Museum
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