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Alexis Descharmes, cello - Monday, September 10th, 2012

descharmes1.jpgThe Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is proud to welcome cellist Alexis Descharmes to perform a recital of contemporary music.  Chosen in 2008 by Diapason magazine to represent France as a cellist – along with about ten colleagues from his generation on other instruments – Alexis Descharmes is now an active international ambassador for his instrument and its repertoire.  He joined the Orchestra of the Paris National Opera in 2006. Since 2004, he collaborates regularly with the French Embassy in Washington, DC for the Contemporary Music Series of La Maison Français. Descharmes became a member of the NGA New Music Ensemble in 2010.

Descharmes will perform works for cello by Elliott Carter, John Cage, Heinz Hollinger, and Pierre Boulez - learn more about world-renowned cellist Alexis Descharmes and the composers featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library through sound recordings, books, films.

Streaming audio: listen to Alexis Descharmes perform works for cello on the Naxos Music Library online database -