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300-year old Cello Birthday Recital: It’s a Cellobration!

USC’s cello professor Robert Jesselson celebrates the 300th anniversary of the “birth” of his cello in a recital November 20th at 3 p.m. in the USC School of Music Recital Hall in Columbia. The cello was made by French luthier Jacques Boquay in Paris in 1716. The recital features a piece composed in 1716, the cello’s birth year, in 1816 when the cello turned 100, in 1916 during the cello’s 200th birthday year, and a piece composed for this event by USC composition faculty member Fang Man. Jesselson will talk about the history of his cello – including adventures in China in 1993, travels with the cello throughout the world, and recent renovations of the instrument by Columbia luthier Damir Horvat. Free.