WT to Feature World-Renowned Conductor and Accomplished Cellist

 20, 2020

CONTACT: Mark Bartley, 806-651-2830, mbartley@wtamu.edu

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WT to Feature World-Renowned Conductor and Accomplished Cellist

CANYON, Texas—The School of Music at West Texas A&M University will feature world-renowned musicians for the spring symphony orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall.

Guest conductor Shokhrukh Sadikov and cellist Emmanuel Lopez will join the WT Symphony Orchestra to perform music by Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Max Bruch and Alexander Borodin. Pieces will also be conducted by Mark Bartley, Lilith Brainard Professor of Music and director of orchestral activities at WT and Portuguese graduate conductor, Francisco Maia.

Sadikov is co-founder and CEO of NAVO Inc., a non-for-profit arts organization that serves communities in the Midwest. He has appeared as a conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Radio Chamber Orchestra of Uzbekistan, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Kazakh State Philharmonic, and newEar Contemporary Ensemble among others. 

Lopez has spent the last twenty-eight years as a member of the highly acclaimed Harrington String Quartet and as the Periman Endowed Distinguished Artist Chair of Violoncello at West Texas A&M University School of Music.  He holds degrees from Yale University, University of Connecticut, and the Juilliard School.  He has won numerous cello competitions and, as a recording artist, been honored with multiple Grammy Award nominations.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the School of Music at WT, visit here.