Facebook LIVES takes place every Friday at 4:00 pm* on The Symphony’s Facebook page. Each week we invite our musicians and guest artists to Go LIVE and share what they have been doing during quarantine and highlight their favorite programs for next season during a live Q&A. Please be sure to join in! If you are unable to attend, an archive of past event videos is provided below. *Due to artist schedules, dates may be subject to change.
Joel Becktell, cello | Friday, August 21 @ 4:00 pm
Joel Becktelll has performed, taught, and lectured throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with honors and received the Rubenstein prize for cello performance. In addition to The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, he is a member of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus. Joel has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nichols Quartet, the Harrington String Quartet, and the Moveable Feast chamber ensemble. From 1995–2002 he served as Principal Cellist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and has also been Principal Cellist with Santa Fe Pro Musica.
As a soloist and with ensembles, Joel has appeared world-wide on Baroque and modern cello and violoncello piccolo. He has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Austin Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Santa Fe Symphony, and the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra. Joel is a co-founder, with Amy Greer, of the house concert series Movable Sol, and BWV—a period instrument concert series. He enjoys being the private teacher of several fine young cellists.
Got questions for the Q&A?
All questions are welcome. Please email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Facebook user, you may post them “live” in the comments section directly below the live video stream during the event. (NOTE: You must post comments on the official Symphony Facebook page in order for the host to see them). Not a Facebook user? No problem. You can view the LIVE event as a guest (no account) but you will not be able to post comments.