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9/23/2013 - Art a La Cart Concert Sept. 27, 2013, Cellist Teresa Hernandez

CONTACT:Sharon Benson
Arts Education Coordinator




(Salina, KS 09-13) Teresa Hernandez, an accomplished Salina cellist, will play for the Art a la Carte concert series on Friday, September 27th.  These free, outdoor concerts are presented by Salina Arts & Humanities.  The concerts take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza, on the commons between the City/County Building and the Salina Public Library. The half-hour performances begin at 12:20 p.m. each Friday and will conclude on October 11th.

Born and raised in Salina, Teresa Hernandez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Marymount College.  She started playing cello in the eighth grade and studied 11 years with music educator and conductor Eric Stein.  She has performed with the Omaha Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the Salina Symphony.  Upon a return to Salina in 2009, Teresa established her teaching studio, “Great Playns Music,” where she gives lessons in stringed instruments and began a performance ensemble in which she still plays, “Quarteto Musica Bella.”
Hernandez is the recipient of a Horizons Developing Artist Grant from Salina Arts & Humanities, for “looping” technology in which short recordings are made and played over in performance settings.  She recently received a Horizons Enrichment Grant to attend a songwriting workshop with singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt and former Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.  As a result, she was asked to accompany Ms. Hunt on an upcoming album.

For her performance, Teresa Hernandez will present a “Musical Lasagna” concert.  Hernandez says, “The use of the looper will allow me to record layers, like lasagna, of live music on top of one another.  It’s a combination of live and recorded material. My repertoire will include contemporary pop, Irish, Spanish and original works.”
In inclement weather, performances are held at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, 151 S. Santa Fe. 

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.