Violin Program to Focus on "Paris and Jazz"

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Violinist Stacey Woolley will present the program "Paris and Jazz" on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Cedarville University`s Dixon Ministry Center. The performance will illustrate how the featured composers (Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Ravel) were influenced by their time in Paris and their interest in jazz. Now in his sixth year as adjunct professor of violin at Cedarville University, Woolley is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which he joined in 1989 following five years with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Prior to teaching at Cedarville University, Woolley served as an adjunct professor of violin at Miami University (Ohio) and his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he earned a bachelor of music degree, summa cum laude. An active chamber musician and teacher, Woolley has been first violinist with the Ventura Quartet and the Korngold Quartet and has recorded several CDs of chamber works. Woolley will be accompanied by Sandra Rivers, professor of accompanying at CCM. Rivers has been on the CCM faculty since 1982 and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from The Juilliard School. She enjoys a reputation today as one of the foremost performing artists of her generation, having performed internationally as both a soloist and accompanist. She has performed at the Kennedy Center and for the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, and she is widely known for her concert partnerships with many of the world`s leading soloists, including Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Sarah Chang, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Her collaborations with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Sarah Chang have taken her twice to "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, respectively. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-766-7728. -30-