Classical Crossroads’ First Fridays at First! present Cellist BEN CAPPS
“Most appealing . . .”
~ New York Times
A native of New York City and based there, Ben Capps received a Bachelor’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music and a Master’s from Juilliard, both under the guidance of the great David Soyer of the Guarneri String Quartet. He recently earned a Graduate Diploma at New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was a student of noted cellist Laurence Lesser.
Ben Capps has performed in New York at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and Weill and Zankel Halls, and at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall; in Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center; in Dallas at Meyerson Hall; and in Mexico City at the Auditorio Nacional, Palace of Fine Arts, and Sala Nezahualcoytl. As concerto soloist, he has appeared with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, the Manchester Music Festival Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, where he is Principal Cellist.
The First Fridays at First! ~ fff recitals carries on in Torrance the tradition of the popular Bach’s Lunch Recitals, formerly held for over 20 years in Manhattan Beach. The finest Southland and international professional artists perform half-hour recitals on first Fridays at First Lutheran Church & School from October through June. Receptions with the artists follows with complimentary organic fair-trade coffee, a freshly baked treat, and a seasonal fruit selection.
by Judy Rae