Guest cellist to perform with Missouri S&T orchestra on April 17

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On April 12, 2016

21787009809_f41cbc5fdc_oKen Kulosa, former Chicago Symphony cellist and current St. Louis Symphony Community Partnership instructor, will perform during the University and Community Symphony Orchestra spring concert at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Philip Conjerti, a lecturer in music at Missouri S&T, will conduct the orchestra.

The performance will include Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85. Kulosa will serve as soloist during this piece.

Kulosa is a past member of the Chicago Symphony and the Grand Park Symphony. He has also served as principal cellist for both the South Bend and Northwest Indiana Symphonies. Currently, besides his SLSO community duties, Kulosa is an adjunct professor of cello at both Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis, and is a member of the Kingsbury Early Music Ensemble.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for S&T students and youth age 18 or younger. Free tickets are also available for those with an active military ID. Each ticket will include a raffle number for prizes that will be given away during intermission. Prizes will include a ukulele, gun club memberships and more.

Tickets can be purchased 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Leach Theatre Box Office located in the vestibule of the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street, or by calling 573-341-4219.

For more information on the concert or Missouri S&T orchestras, contact Conjerti at, or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.

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