Acclaimed British Cellist To Present Ovations! Concert

Posted on 2/28/2018 6:24:40 PM

International award-winning British cellist Jacob Shaw will present a concert as a part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Lively Arts Ovations! series. This performance will take place on Tuesday, March 6, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Jacob Shaw, Cellist.  Photo credit Nikolaj LundWith a vast repertoire and fresh approach to classical concerts, Shaw often tours his “Radical Classic” project as an alternative movement to build a diverse and new generation of classical music lovers. His passion for collaborating with different cultures and musical genres has led to projects with indie, jazz, folk, traditional, and electronic musicians.

Shaw has given acclaimed solo and chamber performances across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia in venues including Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau, Berlin Konzerthaus, Royal Albert Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Oslo Concert House, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

His 2015 album, Debut, won rave reviews internationally. Remy Franck, director of the International Classical Music Awards, wrote, “No doubt: Jacob Shaw is one of the most charismatic and distinctive performers I have heard in the last time.”

Highly in demand as a teacher, he has given masterclasses worldwide and in 2016 created his own foundation, the Scandinavian Cello School, to support, educate, and promote young cellists. Jacob has been singled out by colleagues and critics around the world for being a leading example of what a modern solo career represents: constant innovation, imagination, and dedication.

Tickets for the performance are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $22 for regular admission, $18 for seniors, and $12 for active I-Card holders and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Tickets will no longer be available at the Hadley Union Building. For more information on group rates and other events within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.