Carson City Symphony Releases “A Talk and Workshop on the Cello” Video with Priscilla Hawkins | Carson City Nevada News

Carson City Symphony Association has released a two-part video of “A Talk and Workshop on the Cello” with Priscilla Hawkins. The video can be viewed on the Symphony YouTube channel, or through a link from the web page

In the video, Hawkins discusses “The History and Development of the Cello” and then leads a workshop on “The Mechanics of Producing Your Best Cello Sound.” The presentation includes a short and rare video of the brilliant cellist Emanuel Feuermann playing “Spinning Song” by David Popper in the 1930s.

Hawkins has performed as solo cello and chamber musician; taught strings and presented cello workshops in Michigan and California; been a guest teacher in the Azores; and recorded two CDs. She currently coaches student cellists in Carson City School District orchestras and teaches privately.

The conference and workshop took place on September 21, 2021 in the Orchestra Hall of Carson High School. Participation was limited by COVID-19 guidelines and the video was produced to reach a wider audience.

The event and video were a partnership between the Carson City Symphony Association and the Carson City School District, funded in part by a grant from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, email [email protected], or visit

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