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'Soul of Cello and Piano' concert will be Sunday
The concert titled "The Soul of Cello and Piano," featuring cellist Ben Capps and pianist Vassily Primakov will be performed at Monroe Arts Center's Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall at 2 p.m. Sunday. General admission seat tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students 18 years and under. Tickets are available through the Monroe Arts Center box office, 1315 11th St., Monroe; by calling 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249; or online at (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Monroe Arts Center will present the one-hour concert, "The Soul of Cello and Piano," at 2 p.m. Sunday.

New York cellist Ben Capps returns to Monroe, along with Moscow-born pianist Vassily Primakov, to perform their program by two Romantic masters, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. This is the third in a series of three performances scheduled as part of the Sunday Concert Series.

Cellist Ben Capps is a soloist and chamber musician. His artistry has been reviewed as "most appealing" by the New York Times, and Amsterdam's Holland Times said that Capps is a "young cello phenomenon with dazzling technique." He has performed in varying capacities at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Mann Hall in Tel Aviv, Meyerson Hall in Dallas, and the Auditorio Nacional, the Palace of Fine Arts and Sala Nezahualcoytl in Mexico City.

While attending New York's Juilliard School, pianist Vassily Primakov made his debut at Alice Tully Hall and won first prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 2007, he was named the Classical Recording Foundation's "Young Artist of the Year," and his 2009 recording of Chopin's Mazurkas was named "Best of the Year" by National Public Radio. His extensive discography includes recordings of all 27 Mozart concertos, as well as Beethoven sonatas, Chopin concertos, and the music of Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Scriabin.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students 18 years of age and younger. Monroe Arts Center members may attend the concert at no charge. Tickets may be purchased by calling MAC at 608-325-5700 or 888-596-1249; in person at the box office, 1315 11th St.; or online at www.monroeartscenter.

The event has been underwritten by Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc., and Media Underwriters Monroe Publishing LLC, and Big Radio. Additional underwriting for this presentation has been provided by David and Julie Buchanan, Lee and Chris Knuteson, Monroe Clinic; Deb Thompson; David and Janeen Babler; Hans and Bobbie Bernet; Jan and Jackie Erlandson; and the Gunderson Stiles Fund for Classical Music, a fund of the Monroe Arts Center Foundation Endowment.