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Prof. Eric Edberg to Appear on Boston NPR Affiliate Today

December 7, 2009

Eric Edberg Fall 2008 a.JPGDecember 7, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Eric Edberg, professor of music at DePauw University, will be a guest on today's edition of On Point, a production of Boston National Public Radio affiliate WBUR. Dr. Edberg will discuss "Searching for Bach's Cello Suites," described as "A high-drama detective story behind the Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach." He will be joined by Eric Siblin, award-winning journalist, filmmaker and author of The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece.

The program airs live at 11 a.m. and can be heard online here. The segment will also be available as an archived selection later today.

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Eric Edberg is an active concert artist who has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across the country. Trained at Peabody, Juilliard, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Florida State, his teachers included such eminent cellists as Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, and Stephen Kates. Recent performances include concerto appearances with the Fort Wayne and Terre Haute 061_DSC9845.JPGsymphonies in Indiana and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony in North Dakota as well as collaborative performances with the Chisti Chamber Players. An improvisational musician as well as a classical cellist, he has performed with artists including David Darling and Paul Horn. At DePauw he teaches one of the country's few non-jazz improvisation courses for classical musicians, and frequently gives workshops on improvisation and self expression.

Professor Edberg's work in classical music improvisation was featured in a November 28, 2008 article in the Wall Street Journal.

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