New York Philharmonic cellist performs

by Ashlea Alley | Staff Writer
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New York Philharmonic cellist Nathan Vickery performed at Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, with special guest Greg Martin on the piano, in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center on Jan. 15.

The program from the performance provided information about Vickery and Martin.

Vickery joined the New York Philharmonic in September of 2013 and is the youngest member.

He travels around the world performing on the cello. He has even been named as a “formidable cello soloist,” according to the New York Times.

Pianist Gregory Martin, has also been featured around the world and often collaborates with members of the Chicago, Indianapolis and Dresden Symphonies.

Martin has studied at four universities and is currently a faculty member at the University of Indianapolis.

Vickery’s performance was very different from other L/P credit opportunities.

Freshman psychology major Aaramis Hill enjoyed the music being played.

“My favorite piece was Dialogo- Adagio, rubato, cantabile because [of] his facial expressions,” Hill said. “He was into the music, which was interesting. He could feel the music.”

Freshman criminal justice major Taylor Whitis also noticed Vickery’s emotions.

“He got into every song and you could tell because [of] his head movements,” Whitis said.

For two out of the four sections, pianist Greg Martin accompanied Vickery.

Freshman nursing major Hannah Nuckolls thought the pieces they preformed together were moving and inspiring.

“The piano made the night more interesting,” Nuckolls said.

The next concert in Ruth Lilly Performance Hall will take place on Monday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The concert is a part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series and is entitled “Mozart to Motown.”

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