Kim Cook





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Penn State Cello Choir


Laureate Schedule

Musical Notes


2008-2009 Penn State Laureate Activities


Penn State Laureate Activities
Kim Cook

To increase visibility for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State and create a greater awareness of the quality of the arts and humanities programs
Scheduled Concerts and Activities for the Penn State Laureate

-Saturday, August 23rd, President's New Student Convocation
        featuring introductory video/interview for 7000 freshmen

-Saturday August 30, HUDDLE with the Faculty presentation
        “Getting to Know the Cello: A Conversation with Penn State’s University -Laureate” featuring a quartet
        of students from the Penn State Cello Choir

         -Power Point overview for football crowd explaining the history The cello, some of my
         research/creative activities, and a quartet of cellists playing selections ending with the Penn State
         Alma Mater. 120 audience members

-September 15, Meeting with the Chancellors of the Commonwealth Colleges
        power point presentation overview of what I can offer for each of the campuses, explaining my
        experience at Penn State, my research/creative activity, describing possible residency opportunities,
        22 Chancellors

-September 17, Palmer Museum of Art, Solo Recital, Noontime series, Bach Sixth Suite, Cello quartet
        selections, Alma Mater, 100 audience members

-September 19, Presidents Club Reception, Cello Choir plays for 600 donors, guest appearance of
        President Graham Spanier on the washboard.

-October 3, 2008, President’s Open House 2:30-4:00 Penn State Cello Choir performs for audience of 300
        and President Graham B. Spanier during the annual President's Office Open House at Old Main.

-October 6, 2008, Taping of WPSU Radio Interview and performance for “Take Note”   

-October 22-24, Travel to Pittsburgh for Oct. 23 Recital for Honors students at Penn State New
         Kensington and performance for Penn State New Kingston Gala

-October 26, 2008, Recital at the Unitarian Fellowship, State College

-November 7-8, Travel to Elkins West Virginia with the Castalia Trio for Recital and Residency

-November 16, Concerto performance with the Penn State Philharmonic, Brahms Double Concerto

-December 2, Guest Presentation for class by Dr. Sherry Roush
         (From Leonardo da Vinci to Vespucci to Gucci: The Impact of Italian Genius)

-December 5, 2:30 p.m. Penn State Cello Choir performs Gershwin medley, tango, and a fiddle tune.

-December 7-8,  Recitals and workshop at Fayette Campus

-December 9, College Faculty meeting presentation, Hintz Alumni Center

-December 14-21, Concerto Performance in Kharkov, Ukraine, Saint-Saens Concerto

-December 22, 3:45, Performance at Alumni Holiday party, Hintz Alumni Center

-January 23, 2009
, FORUM series “Making Music at Penn State: A Cellist’s Story” featuring the Penn State Cello Choir

-February 22, 2009 2:00 p.m. Recital at the Altoona Campus

-WPSU-TV, video recording of performance and interview

-March 1, 2009, Brahms Double Concerto at the York Campus

-March 28, 2009, The Trout Quintet in Johnstown

-April 7, 2009, To the Best of My Knowledge with President Graham Spanier

-April 22-26, San Francisco, Recitals and Master Class

-May 1, Solo Recital, Williamsport, PA

-May 23-31, Solo Recital, Varna, Bulgaria

-Weekly newswire paragraph “Musical Notes from the Laureate”
        Explanations to make classical music more accessible.

Research/Creative Activity for 2008/09

-CD recording of Cello Concertos by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky for Fall, 2008

-2008-09 recording of Suites #1 and #6 by J.S. Bach
 repertoire for concerts and recitals;
 works by Brahms, Ginastera, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Prokofiev

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