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String bass instructor receives a day in his honor

September 23, 2011

David Anderson, string bass instructor at Loyola University New Orleans, will be recognized by the Strauss Performing Arts Center of the University of Nebraska with a day in his honor on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Hosted by the Nebraska Bass Society, a consortium of bass enthusiasts, the David Anderson Day event will feature a double bass master class by Anderson, as well as a performance of Anderson’s “Concerto for Bass, Strings, and Harp” featuring bassist Will Clifton with the Omaha Symphony.

Anderson, who is being celebrated as a bassist and composer, will perform a master class at 3:30 p.m., preceded by a master class at 2:30 p.m. by Hans Sturm, the new double bass professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The performance is at 7 p.m. in the recital hall of the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Anderson, a professional double bassist, joined the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as principal bass in 1996. He has performed and recorded regularly with orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Since 1994, he has served as principal bassist in the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon. Anderson has performed extensively with ensembles including the Aspen Festival, Colorado Philharmonic, LaSalle Quartet and as a soloist with Richard Stoltzman, Gene Bertoncini, Nigel Kennedy and Bobby McFerrin.

A composer as well as a performer, Anderson has published bass duets and quartets. His “Concerto for Double Bass, Strings and Harp,” commissioned by Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassist Hal Robinson, was premiered at the International Society of Bassists Convention in 1997.

For more information, contact Anderson at dwanders@loyno.edu or 504-865-3037.

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