The Missouri State music department’s 2016 William T. White Recital Series will feature cellist Steuart Pincombe and dancer Nitsan Margaliot as they offer new ways of seeing and hearing the works of Bach and Britten.
The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church’s north atrium at 820 E. Cherry Street.
More about this year’s program
This year’s event is titled “Line through Limitation: Experiencing Bach and Britten through Cello and Dance.”
The performance explores the works of Bach and Britten, who both compose suites that not only stretch the physical limits of the cello (and cellist), but also are self-limiting in their compositional techniques. This program focuses on those self-limiting attributes in Bach’s 5th cello suite and Britten’s 1st cello suite.
The dance plays a key role in helping the audience imagine and visualize some of the compositional ideas. And with innovative seating and lighting, this music and dance pairing will give you new ways to see and hear.
Learn about the artists
Steuart Pincombe’s career as a cellist has brought him to leading halls and festivals across North America and Europe. He is currently on a one-year called “Music in Familiar Spaces,” a project bringing innovative classical music programs to non-traditional spaces.
Nitsan Margalios studied dance in the Jerusalem High School Academy of Music and Dance. He received the Gertrude Kraus Foundation Scholarship. In 2015 he created the duet “harmonia,” with the musician Clara Gervais. He also participated in Xerse Opera, choreography by Maud Le Pladec in Opéra de Lille; and in “Wig It” by Ido Feder.
Visit the calendar listing for more details about each artist.
More about the series
The William T. White Recital Series is the music department’s annual event, alternating between artists chosen by the keyboard and string areas.
The series is funded through a generous endowment from the estate of William T. White, a long-time friend of the music department and an avid supporter of young musicians. The recital series began during White’s lifetime and the department honors his advocacy of young artists and his love of music through the continuation of his vital legacy.
Date: March 3
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 820 E. Cherry Street
Admission: Free and open to the public