The community is invited to the cello recital of Dordt University senior Aaron Galloway. The free recital will be held on Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. A public reception will follow.
The recital features pieces from Baroque to contemporary styles that demonstrate a broad range of what the cello is capable of. The recital begins with an unaccompanied suite for cello by Bach, which is a staple in the repertoire. A short elegy by Jacques Offenbach shows the operatic and lyrical quality of the cello, and a few pieces by Aaron Minsky venture into contemporary, popular styles. The final two works are by Ludwig van Beethoven: a duet for viola and cello, and a sonata for cello and piano. Both are exciting works that include a lot of fun interplay between the instruments.
Galloway, of Pella, Iowa, is majoring in Biology and Music. He has studied cello with Marian Casey since 2020 and presented a junior cello recital in 2022. He has been the principal cellist of the Dordt University Chamber Orchestra for three years and is the recipient of the Marvin & Esther Van Donselaar Music Scholarship and the National Federation of Music Clubs Student/Collegiate Composition Award.
Galloway will be accompanied by Dordt University senior Anders Kolbrek of Maple Grove, Minnesota, and will be joined for a cello/viola duet by Dordt University sophomore Adam Galloway of Pella, Iowa.
To learn more about Dordt University’s music program, visit www.dordt.edu/music.
About Dordt University
As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University equips students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Located in Sioux Center, Iowa, Dordt is a comprehensive university named to the best college lists by U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.