Lee School Of Music To Host Parker And Morita For Recital, Masterclass

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Dennis Parker
Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker, cello, will hold a masterclass on Friday at 3 p.m. and give a recital with pianist Dr. Lina Morita at 7:30 p.m. The masterclass and recital will be held in Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee University’s Humanities Center. 

The recital will feature pieces such as “Capriccio for Violoncello and Piano” by Lukas Foss and “Sonata for Viola and Piano in E Flat Major Opus 120 No. 2” by Johannes Brahms. Works by Ivan Sokolov and Walter Burle Marx will also be performed. 

Mr. Parker was born in New York City and began his cello studies at the age of six. He received his early training with Channing Robbins of the Juilliard School, and later earned degrees from Indiana University and Yale University, where he worked with Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, respectively.  

Mr. Parker takes part in a variety of musical activity as a soloist, recitalist, collaborator, and guest professor at universities and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Recent tours have taken him to Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern and Western Europe. This past summer in Guayaquil, Ecuador, he gave the world premiere of the cello concerto by Ecuadorian composer Luis Umberto Salgado. 

A Haymon Professor of Music, Mr. Parker has taught cello and string chamber music at the Louisiana State University School of Music since 1988.  Prior to his tenure at LSU, Mr. Parker served as Principal Cellist of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. 

Dr. Morita, a native of São Paulo, Brazil, will accompany Mr. Parker on the piano. She has performed in various solo and collaborative performances in Brazil, the Czech Republic, France, Mexico, and the U.S. Recent venues in which she has performed include Atlas Performing Arts Center and National City Church in Washington D.C. and Bertramka House in Prague. 

Dr. Morita is currently an assistant professor of piano at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. Prior to this position, she taught at the Levine School of Music in D.C. 

The recital and masterclass are free and open to the public. 

For more information on the event, call Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240.

 

For more information on Parker, visit www.dennisparkerland.com­­ and dennisparkercelloetc on Instagram.

 

Dr. Lina Morita
Dr. Lina Morita

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