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Bach in Buffalo: The Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites

Tuesday, March 6
Kleinhans Music Hall, 7:00 pm

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Experience Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites in the acoustic perfection of Kleinhans. Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes has traveled the world performing these works and has published his own edition of them. Students can attend for $10.

About Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes

Cellist Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher having performed and taught in Europe, South America, Asia, and in every region of the US. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Orlando Cole and Harvey Shapiro respectively. He has recorded for New World Records and Centaur Records.

In 2009, Mr. Lastrapes gave his New York Debut at Merkin Hall to critical acclaim.
“An excellent cellist with consummate technical mastery, Lastrapes is a seasoned performer whose strong, outgoing personality lets him shape the music on a big canvas with bold colors and contours.” Edith Eisler New York Concert Review.

Recordings of sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Chopin, and Duos for violin and cello by Ravel and Kodaly, both on Centaur Records, have recently been released as well as his print edition of the Six Suites for Solo Cello by Bach (BCMP Ltd).

Mr. Lastrapes has participated in major summer festivals around the world including the Evian, Hot Springs, Peninsula (WI), Bay View (MI), and Bellingham (WA). He expanded his summer activities by being selected and delivering the Summer 2017 commencement address for Texas Tech University.

He is currently Associate Professor of Cello and Chair of Strings at Texas Tech University, is the cofounder of Caerus Ensemble, is on the faculty of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and has been on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts since 1996.

Upcoming engagements in the 2017/18 season include complete performances of the Bach Six Suites in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Ulsan, South Korea and Albuquerque, New Mexico, recitals and master classes in Podgorica, Montenegro and Hong Kong as well as recitals, master classes, clinics, and lectures in the US.

Mr. Lastrapes performs on a Francesco Ruggieri cello dated 1684 and a Paul Schuback cello dated 1987.