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Flying with Your Cello? Print the FAA Passenger’s Bill of Rights to Carry With You

WHEN TRAVELING WITH AN INSTRUMENT, BE SURE TO PRINT THE FOLLOWING  PASSENGER’S BILL OF RIGHTS  AND CARRY IT WITH YOU! DOWNLOAD PDF The United States’ FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act – SEC. 403 § 41724, adopted by the US Congress on 6 February 2012: H.R.658 – FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 SEC. 403. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. (a) In General- Subchapter I of chapter 417 is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘Sec. 41724. Musical instruments […]

WQXR Podcast of Paul Katz Interview: the Pitfalls of Taking Musical Instruments on Planes

Listen:  Reprinted from WQXR.org U.S. airlines are more punctual and less likely to lose your bag than at any time in more than two decades, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of Bureau of Transportation data. Fewer than three suitcases per 1,000 passengers were reported lost, damaged or delayed from January through June, a record low. But a recent spate of stories concerning musical instruments on airplanes suggests that the skies aren't always friendly for musicians. Paul Katz, a former member of the Cleveland Quartet, recently experienced a particularly dramatic incident involving his 1669 Andrea Guarneri cello and a flight from Calgary to Los Angeles operated by WestJet, which partners with American and Delta, among other carriers. "I was even pre-boarded. I got the royal treatment,” Katz tells host Naomi [...]

Paul Katz’s Airline Nightmare Awakens Public and Media Attention: CBC News

(Reprinted from CBC News, Aug 23, 2012) Musicians call for clarity when flying with instruments Students pay for four extra seats only to be told two cellos not allowed on flight The director of Mount Royal University’s Conservatory is calling on airlines to set a firm policy when it comes to transporting musical instruments. Paul Dornian said a group of students from Poland returning home from Calgary earlier this month were told their four cellos could not all take their paid seats on the plane. […]

CelloStream Masterclasses 2011-2012

FRANS HELMERSON November 15 2011 7 - 8:30 pm EST  The Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson began his musical training with Guido Vecchi in Göteborg before moving on to study with Giuseppe Selmi in Rome and William Pleeth in London. Sergiu Celibidache and Mstislav Rostropovich also played a very influential role in his artistic development. In 1971 he won what is probably the most famous music prize for cellists, the Cassado Competition in Florence - the first of many other distinctions. Tours have taken him to other countries in Europe as well as to Japan, Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Frans Helmerson plays with many well-known orchestras and receives outstanding critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings. GARY HOFFMAN November 3 2011 7 - 10 pm EST  [...]

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Frans Helmerson Master Class Streamed Live on CelloBello Nov 15, 2011 7-8:30 pm EDT

We are proud to present a CelloBello live-streamed event!  FRANS HELMERSON MASTERCLASS Tuesday, November 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm Williams Hall, New England Conservatory PROGRAM: Jeremiah Barcus - Schumann Cello Concerto in a minor, Op. 129 Somi Yoon - Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in e minor, Op. 38 Join us on Tuesday by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.com/blog/cellostream For more information on Frans Helmerson, please visit: https://www.kronbergacademy.de/cms/english/sp/professors/frans-helmerson.html

Gary Hoffman Master Class Streamed Live on CelloBello Nov 3rd 2011 7-10 pm EDT

We are proud to present a CelloBello live-streamed event! Join us on Thursday by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.com/blog/cellostream Gary Hoffman Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Thursday, Nov 3rd, 7-10 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) CelloBello is pleased to continue presenting master classes live, as it happens, featuring cellist Emily Taubl.

Ralph Kirshbaum Master Class Streamed Live on CelloBello Oct 20 2011 7-10 pm EDT

We are proud to present a CelloBello live-streamed event! Join us on Thursday by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.com/blog/cellostream Ralph Kirshbaum Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-10 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) CelloBello is pleased to continue presenting master classes live, as it happens!

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Pieter Wispelwey Master Class Streamed Live on CelloBello

Pieter Wispelwey, Cello We are proud to present a CelloBello milestone - our first live-streamed event! Join us by clicking on the link below: www.cellobello.com/blog/cellostream Pieter Wispelwey Master Class New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall Wednesday, Sept. 28, 3-6 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Repertoire: Bach Suites 1, 3 and 6. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata, featuring cellist Tony Rymer. CelloBello is so pleased to be able to present this master class live, as it happens - our first in a planned series of streamed events!