Franz Schubert (transcribed for cello and piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven's Seven Variations (based on Wolfgang Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute)
Claude Debussy's ever popular Clair de Lune (transcription for cello and piano)
A native of South Dakota, cellist Kelley Mikkelsen has been invited on several occasions as Artist-in-Residence to the Banff Centre (Canada) and to Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Universities, among many other prestigious institutions. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress, in addition to the Norfolk, Tanglewood, Bowdoin, Interlochen, and Aspen Music Festivals.
Formerly cellist of the Cassatt String Quartet (NYC), she currently serves as principal cellist of the Roanoke and Williamsburg Symphonies, Opera Roanoke and Opera on the James, and she is also cellist of the four-member eclectic chamber music group, the Cardinal Ensemble. Ms. Mikkelsen has recorded for the Sony, Koch, Naxos, New World, Point, CRI, Tzadik and Albany labels.
Cara Ellen Modisett is a pianist, teacher and essayist living in the mountains of southwest Virginia. A graduate of the James Madison University School of Music (Va), she is staff collaborative pianist at Radford University and music director of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal, Roanoke. She performs frequently as a chamber musician, accompanist and musical theatre keyboardist; in her past lives she has worked as a regional magazine editor, a college writing instructor and a classical announcer, reporter and producer for WVTF public radio. She is currently a postulant for holy orders (priesthood) in the Episcopal Church.