Cellist Gregory Sauer to perform at SNU

The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) School of Music presents Gregory Sauer, cellist, in concert Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall, located at NW 39th Expressway and Asbury on the SNU campus.

The concert program features a mix of classic and modern repertoire, including compositions by Benjamin Britten, Suzanne Sorkin, and Johann Sebastian Bach.

“We feel privileged to have Mr. Sauer as our guest artist. This unaccompanied solo recital will be rare and intriguing for our musical community,” said Dr. Phil Moore, SNU School of Music Chair.

A native of Davenport, Iowa, Sauer attended the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory where his principal teachers included Ada Marie Snyder, Charles Wendt, Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, and Colin Carr.

A prizewinner in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Ima Hogg National competitions, Sauer has performed concertos with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the Hudson Symphony, the New American Chamber Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Sauer has also appeared with the Fidelio String Quartet in concerts throughout the U.S. including festival performances at Tanglewood, Aspen Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and Chamber Music West.

Sauer currently serves as assistant professor of music at the University of Oklahoma, cellist of Quartet Oklahoma, principal cellist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, and as assistant principal of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. In addition, Sauer serves as co-Artistic Director of Chamber Music Quad Cities while maintaining an active schedule as recitalist, performing throughout Oklahoma and the Midwest on a regular basis.

Admission is free. For further concert information, contact Rhonda Spear in the SNU School of Music by calling 405.491.6345, or by e-mail at rspear@snu.edu.