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    Rogers, Bruce A.

    Cellist from Indiana who grew up in Keilya, Africa, with his parents, who were missionaries there.

     

    He attended Juilliard and was the soloist with their orchestra when they toured Europe and appeared at the World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium.

     

    Other groups with whom he has performed include the Beaux-Arts String Quartet, the Iowa String Quartet, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the New York Pops.

     

    On 27th January 1967, the Beaux-Arts String Quartet performed Johannes Brahms’ “Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1”, Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Quartet in D minor, Op. 9, No. 4” and Leon Kirchner’s “Quartet No. 3” in the Town Hall at New York University.

     

    They took the stage at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on 5th March 1967, when they interpreted Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Quartet in E flat, Op. 127”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Quartet in G major, K. 387” and Anton Webern’s “Five Movements for String Quartet”.

     

    In February 1970, they gave a recital in the Performing Arts Hall at Kennedy Center that comprised Bela Bartok’s “Quartet No. 2, Op. 17”, Beethoven’s “Scherzo in F major, Op. 18”, Brahms’ “Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1” and Mozart’s “Quartet in B flat major, K. 458”.

     

    Bruce was in the orchestra pit for the New York City Opera’s revival of The Sound of Music between 8th March and 22nd April, 1990.

     

    On 25th April 1993, he was one of eight cellists who performed “Bachianas Brazilieras No. 5” by Heitor Villa-Lobos with soprano Ida Faiella at the Empire Center for the Performing Arts.

     

    He was back with the New York City Opera from 17th through 28th August 1993, for a revival of The Student Prince.  From 12th September through 19th October 1993, he performed music for the NYCO’s mounting of The Mikado.  He did same in their production of Cinderella from 9th through 21st November 1993.

     

    Recordings on which he appears include:  Aftertones by Janis Ian; A Copland Celebration Vol. 1; Cowell:  Homage to Iran/3 Quartets, Focus by Stan Getz and Van Appledorn:  Terrestrial Music, Etc./Weber, Keats with the Beaux-Arts String Quartet; Eastern Ferris Wheel by Addiss & Crofut; Music in the Air by Clara Rockmore; and Stewart/Keats:  String Quartets with the Iowa String Quartet.

     

    He can also be heard on the Broadway revival cast recording of Carousel, the soundtracks of Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Mickey One, Mo’ Better Blues and School Daze, and Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, with the NYCO.

     

    In the field of music education, he has served as a professor at the State University of New York in Potsdam.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/newspapers/id/92329/rec/1
    2. http://www.newyorkpops.org/musicians
    3. http://books.google.com/books?id=dKuT49sbJUwC&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=%22Bruce+Rogers%22+AND+%22Cello%22&source=bl&ots=9g2-ZAuHqX&sig=B3Ufe2TAJIIEAhMfuBxmtVW2vDs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=03RoUNnECIvyyAGEmoDACQ&ved=0CCYQ6AEwATigAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Bruce%20Rogers%22%20AND%20%22Cello%22&f=false
    4. http://tech.mit.edu/archives/VOL_087/TECH_V087_S0131_P008.pdf
    5. http://web.mit.edu/campus-activities/www/html/kresge.html
    6. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1798&dat=19700213&id=T3Y0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=-4wEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7143,2354744
    7. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2889
    8. http://books.google.com/books?id=xjn-M_plml8C&pg=PA384&lpg=PA384&dq=%22Bruce+Rogers%22+AND+%22Cello%22&source=bl&ots=FPhyjmlxfi&sig=_ZDJwY4nhiA_K3b_CqJsw_0KxWo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=emhoUNOLHaOVyAHw0YHICQ&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAzge#v=onepage&q=%22Bruce%20Rogers%22%20AND%20%22Cello%22&f=false
    9. http://alb.merlinone.net/mweb/wmsql.wm.request?oneimage&imageid=5665114
    10. http://books.google.com/books?id=pyOS10wBhy4C&pg=PA417&lpg=PA417&dq=%22Bruce+Rogers%22+AND+%22Cello%22&source=bl&ots=Oc7VS4UR2H&sig=RkyZhxtT72WDg35zby42weIahPQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=emhoUNOLHaOVyAHw0YHICQ&ved=0CCMQ6AEwATge#v=onepage&q=%22Bruce%20Rogers%22%20AND%20%22Cello%22&f=false
    11. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bruce-rogers-mn0001668024
    12. http://backstage.classical.com/work/2147560032
    13. http://www.dramonline.org/performers/rogers-bruce
    14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQzfe61TdM
    15. http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=15659
    16. http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=38895
    17. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0736764/
    18. http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/1376743|0/Bruce-Rogers/filmography.html
    19. http://www.philipglass.com/music/recordings/satyagraha.php

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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