Cello at DCCC

Matt Aukamp, Communitarian Staff Writer

            DCCC’s New Music Concert Series will bring cellist Jason Calloway to its Marple Campus this Thursday evening. The concert is part of Delco Arts Week, a nine-day arts festival featuring talent from across the county in a variety of venues.

            The New Music Concert Series, now in its 15th season, seeks to bring music from a wide range of contemporary performers each semester to DCCC. This will be the second in a series of three shows in the Fall semester.

            This will be Jason Calloway’s second concert with the series, after performing with the Amernet String Quartet for the series in 2013. A Philadelphia native, he has performed across the world both solo and with ensembles, notably in former residence at the Juilliard School.

            Thursday night’s concert will feature cello pieces from a variety of American composers. The program will also pay tribute to legendary American composer George Crumb, a Delaware County resident who passed away in February. of this year. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session with Calloway himself.

            The performance will also be available to stream from home via Zoom, for those who are unable to attend in person. Still, Richard Belcastro, artistic director for the New Music Concert Series urges in-person attendance. Belcastro said, “This is a live concert series. It doesn’t feel, doesn’t look, doesn’t sound the same at home as it does in person.”

            The concert will be held in the Large Auditorium at the DCCC Marple Campus and stream via Zoom on Oct. 6at 5 p.m. Tickets are free for DCCC students and employees and $10 for general admission, or $5 using code DELCOARTS22.

            Delco Arts Week will be continuing its 2022 run through Oct. 9, holding a series of concerts, plays, and visual art events throughout the county.

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