LAWRENCE, KS —KU School of Music faculty member Ed Laut, division director of strings and professor of cello, will perform a recital, “3 Bs,” on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall. The event was originally scheduled for Monday, April 15.
While Bach, Brahms and Beethoven come to mind when you hear “3 Bs,” instead, he will be playing works by Bach, Brahms and Baker. David N. Baker is a jazz composer and wrote “Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio” specifically for Laut, which also appears on Laut’s jazz CD, Cellofire, on the Liscio Records label.
He will also perform Bach’s “Suite No. 1 in G Major of Unaccompanied Cello” and “Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38” by Brahms.
Laut will be accompanied by fellow faculty & staff members Ellen Bottorff, piano; Larry Rice, double bass; and Colin Mahoney, drums.
This event is free and open to the public.
About Ed Laut
Ed Laut, cellist, has appeared as soloist on radio and television in the U.S. and abroad. “Concerto for Cello and Jazz Band,” “Sonata for Solo Cello,” and “Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio,” by renowned composer David Baker, were premiered and recorded on the Liscio label by Laut. He has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio and won the plaudits of such composers as Samuel Barber, George Crumb and Virgil Thompson for his performances of their works.
A graduate of Indiana University, having studied with Janos Starker, Laut has held principal positions in the Manila Symphony, the USAF Band, Washington, D.C. and the Atlantic Symphony. He was assistant principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra. He taught in the Philippines under the auspices of the JDR III Fund Project. In 1977 he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas, where he was named Outstanding Educator by the Mortar Board Society.
The wide selection of his arrangements and compositions for cello, and cello with other instruments, including classical guitar, are published by E & E Cello Music, L.L.C.www.eecellomusic.com.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. music.ku.edu.