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Cellist Oliver Herbert Previews His 'Saturdays With Stulberg' Recital

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At 10:30 am on Saturday, Nov 7, the Kalamazoo-based Stulberg International String Competition will begin a series of three online concerts to be held over the next three weeks. This Saturday, the featured artist is cellist Oliver Herbert, the 2015 silver medalist.

In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Herbert says he will appear in two previously recorded performances that are meaningful to him. One is his performance of a Haydn Divertimento, arranged by the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky, and the second is the Sonata No. 5 for cello and piano by Ludwig Van Beethoven.  Xiaohui Yang, with whom he has recently recorded an album, will be his accompanist. 

Herbert says he is enjoying post-school life as a professional cellist. Before the COVID-19 shutdown, he'd realized a dream to perform the Dvorak Cello Concerto with orchestra in New Haven, CT, and made debuts in Canada, performing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

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Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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