Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Toni-Marie Montgomery and Anthony Elliott to present recital at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, April 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Toni-Marie Montgomery

Anthony Elliott

Music For Cello And Piano by African-American Composers
Anthony Elliott, cello; Toni-Marie Montgomery, piano (2003)

Pianist Toni-Marie Montgomery, Dean of the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and the first African-American dean at Northwestern University, will present an upcoming recital with cellist Anthony Elliott, Professor of Cello in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, on Monday, April 11, featuring works by Barber, Debussy and Strauss.

The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, a stunning performance venue in the Bienen School’s new Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Tickets are $8. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit concertsatbienen.org.


Samuel Barber Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Claude Debussy Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Richard Strauss Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Opus 6

Artist Biographies
A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Toni-Marie Montgomery was a founding member of the Black Music Repertory Ensemble of Columbia College Chicago. She has performed throughout the United States and in Australia, Brazil, Hawaii, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Montgomery recently received the 2016 Golden Baton Award from Midwest Young Artists, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to classical music.

Anthony Elliott, a protégé of Janos Starker and Frank Miller, is an in-demand soloist, chamber music performer, and teacher. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and CBC Toronto Orchestra. Elliott studied with two legendary figures of the cello, Janos Starker and Frank Miller. Presently he is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Montgomery and Elliott have recorded a CD of cello-piano music by African American composers.

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