Guest Artists Concert: Christopher Adkins and Stephen Nielson

7:30 PM

Don’t miss our Guest Artists Concert series with world-renowned classical cellist, Christopher Adkins, and classical pianist, Stephen Nielson. The concert will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nettleton Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. See below for a full biography of both artists.

All tickets should be purchased online by clicking the button below. General admission tickets are $20.00, and student tickets are $10.00. All ticket purchases will have an additional $1.50 processing fee.

Christopher Adkins

CHRISTOPHER ADKINS, principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, received his musical training at the University of North Texas and at Yale University, where he studied with the distinguished pedagogue, Aldo Parisot.  During his tenure at Yale, Mr. Adkins held the position of principal cellist with the New Haven Symphony.  Upon receiving his Master of Music degree, he assumed the duties of assistant principal cellist with the Denver Symphony.  After two seasons in the Rockies, Mr. Adkins’ longtime dream of a major symphony principal chair was realized with the offer of the post with the Milwaukee Symphony.  In 1987, he returned to his native Dallas to occupy the chair once held by his former teacher, Lev Aronson.
 In addition to his duties with the Dallas Symphony, Mr. Adkins serves on the faculty of Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas.  He remains an active recitalist and chamber musician.  A member of a large musical family, he has, with six of his brothers and sisters, formed the Adkins String Ensemble, whose performances were praised by the Dallas Morning News as among the ten best concerts of the year.
 As the long time cellist and conductor of the contemporary music group Voices of Change, Mr. Adkins was nominated for a Grammy award for the recording “Voces Americanas.”
Mr. Adkins enjoys gardening, songwriting, and woodworking, but most of all spending time with his wife, Dallas Symphony violinist Alexandra Adkins, and his children, Rachel, Rebekah, Theresa, Christian, Carmen, and Ariel.

Stephen Nielson

Distinguished in both classical and sacred music, Stephen Nielson is widely regarded as one of the distinctive artists of our time.
His concertizing has taken him to such cities as Hong Kong, Bogotá, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Vienna, Brussels, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Prague, Salzburg, Jerusalem, and Chennai, India, to name a few.
He has toured major artistic centers in Russia, the Baltics, Japan, and Switzerland, and is an Ambassador of Culture for the World Cultural Alliance. His North American solo and chamber music itinerary for more than a quarter century numbers concerts in the hundreds, from Los Angeles to Boston, Seattle to Naples, Detroit to Mexico City, Miami to Winnipeg and Toronto, and Chicago to Dallas.
Hailing a performance in Germany, the Berlin Morgenpost said, “Highly sensitive, articulate artistry,” while Brussels’ Le Soir exclaimed, “Exciting and masterful playing.” His discography includes recordings of the classical repertoire, music for piano and cello, and hymn tunes in the classical style. His writing achievements appear in the catalogues of several American
For more than four decades, Stephen Nielson was one-half of the acclaimed duo-piano team of Nielson & Young, whose breadth of repertoire and performance venues was virtually without comparison. He continues his ongoing solo activities and is embarking on exciting new musical partnerships in the United States and abroad.
Stephen Nielson and his wife Carolyne reside in Dallas and are the proud parents of daughters Christiana (Managing Editor, D Magazine) and Caroline (mezzo-soprano and master’s graduate in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music).
Stephen Nielson is a Steinway artist.


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