Arts & Culture / Mosaic / October 11, 2013

Violoncellist brings culture, music to Galesburg

Musician Asaf Kolerstein isn’t a novice to the music world.

The Tel-Aviv born musician is one of the most distinguished artists in Mexico. He plays often in prestigious and celebrated orchestras as a pianist and string player. He’s currently the principal cellist of the State Orchestra of Mexico.

Now, he will be performing violoncello in the Knox-Galesburg Symphony at the Orpheum Theatre. Kolerstein will perform Lalo’s Cello Concerto, and the Knox-Galesburg Symphony will perform Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and Wilson’s “Meteora,” conducted by artistic director Bruce Polay.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Tickets begin at $10. Children and students are half-price.



Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

Twitter: @KateMishkin

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