Those who enjoy the warm, soothing sounds of the cello can enjoy a free recital by a renowned cellist who made strides for music in the South.
Craig Hultgren will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the School of Music Recital Hall, room 206 at 813 Assembly St. All of the works in the program were written and created for Hultgren.
Hultgren, now an Iowa resident, was recently a cellist with the Alabama Symphony. He is also a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes.
Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including “The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book” on Living Artist Recordings.
He has received two artist fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and was a founding member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance. He also was a member of Thamyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta.
He formerly taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College.
For 10 years, he produced the Hulgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, which is an international competition that highlights the best new cello compositions.
Hultgren has performed solo concerts in several locations, including Rome, New York, Boston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Miami, Atlanta, Orlando, Denver, Nashville, Memphis and San Antonio.
If you go:
Craig Hulgren on the Cello 7:30 p.m. today, USC School of Music Recital Hall Room 206, 813 Assembly St. Free.