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The Real Reasons Why Everyone Loves the Cello (Including You)

Dr. Nora Karakousoglou
Armstrong Community Music School (Westlake) (location map)
Saturday, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
07/25/20 (1 day)

Dr. Nora Karakousoglou presents “The Real Reasons Why Everyone Loves the Cello (Including You)”
The cello is one of the most widely beloved musical instruments. Many people feel deeply connected to its tone and are intrigued by its darker timbre, while others appreciate its versatility across musical genres. It is also widely believed that the range of the cello, more than any other instrument’s, is closer to the human voice. Sadly, that is incorrect. Sorry to ruin the love. In this presentation I will be revealing not only the truth about the connection between the cello and the human voice, but also what makes the cello sound the way it does. Specifically, how, by controlling every aspect of the sound manually, cellists infuse their own creative voice into their sound.