Cello Times Two to perform at FENCE

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cello Times Two returns to Foothills Equestrian Nature Center on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. for a family concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Brenda Leonard and Benjamin Smith will be the musical guests for the afternoon. They will be performing a lighthearted, fun and easy mixture of “The Entertainer” and “The Swan,” classical works, pops from our parents’ childhood, and more, arranged or written for two cellos.

Dr. Leonard has a busy private studio and also teaches cello at North Greenville University. She is the principal cellist for the Spartanburg Philharmonic and also plays for symphonies in Greenville and Asheville.

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Smith is an assistant professor of music business and the director of music programs at Montreat College. Smith also teaches cello at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He performs with many orchestras in the region, chamber ensembles and as the band Cellosmith.

This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon. For more information about this or upcoming events, visit fence.org or call 828-859-9021.

– article submitted by Amy Schmitte