Maestro Lipsky Performs Recital At Ashland University

10/25/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Department of Music presents a faculty recital featuring cellist Arie Lipsky this Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall located in the Center for the Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

The program begins with Lipsky performing Bach's "Second Suite for Unaccompanied Cello." Pianist Megan Barth then joins Lipsky to present Squire's "Bourree" and Beethoven's "Twelve Variations on See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes." The program concludes with pianist Pavlina Draganova with Lipsky and Tom Reed on clarinet performing Piazzola's "Oblivion," and Schumann's "Fantasy Pieces."

Known in the Ashland area as the music director and conductor for the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Lipsky is a native of Haifa, Israel, where he received extensive training as a cellist and flutist. He holds degrees in aeronautical engineering and music, which he received before serving in the Israeli armed forces as a tank commander.

After moving to the United States, Lipsky served as assistant conductor of the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra and graduated from there with distinction. During this period he also assumed conducting responsibilities with the Ohio Light Opera. He moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1984 to become the Philharmonic's principal cellist and, in 1990, also became the resident conductor, a position he held for 12 years.

Maestro Lipsky is currently in his 16th season as music director and conductor of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra, and also in his 12th season as music director and conductor of the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Symphony.

For more information about the recital, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu<mailto:tapplega@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report's National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.