St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church presents the solo cello recital of Italian
cellist Francesco Mastromatteo on April 1, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in
the sanctuary at 3204 Skillman at Monticello. The concert is titled:
“Narrating the Cello: Musical Stories of the Low Instruments.” The solo
concert will include a performance of Gaspar Cassado’s Cello Suite and
Benjamin Britten’s Suite No. 1, Opus 72. Mr. Mastromatteo will perform the
music and provide a narration of the story behind the compositions.
Mr. Mastromatteo has been performing throughout Europe since his graduation
from the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music in May 2012.
He received a Doctor of Music Arts degree in cello performance from
UT-Austin. Mr. Mastromatteo was the Resident Cellist at St. Andrew’s
Presbyterian Church and artistic director of Spring of Harmony concert
series from 2007-2011. Mr. Mastromatteo also has served as artistic director
for festivals and concert series for Associazione Amici della Musica “G.
Paisiello” in Lucera, Italy and Classical Music for the World, a non-profit
in Austin, TX.
“We are excited to have Francesco return and fill our sanctuary again with
his beautiful music and artistry,” said Suzanne Anderson, Music Director of
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. “It’s a joy to welcome him back to Dallas
for this visit.” Mr. Mastromatteo also will join the St. Andrew’s chancel
choir and tenor John Campione to lead Easter worship, beginning at 10:45
a.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2013.
There is no admission charge for the concert, although a free will offering
will be taken to assist with travel and production costs. For more
information, call 214 821-9989 or standrewsdallas.org.