Young cellist captures concert audience


Cellist Sarah Tindall performs with conductor Michael Repper and the Northern Neck Orchestra. Photo by Kent Eanes

KILMARNOCK—On Saturday, October 14, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, a large audience attending the Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2017-18 season opening concert enjoyed a stirring performance by teenage cellist Sarah Tindall.

Tindall’s rendition of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto Number 1, considered by many musicologists to be the finest (and most difficult, technically) of cello concertos, received an uproarious standing ovation, reported Terrell Greene.

“Her poise and command of the instrument showed a maturity of musicianship far beyond her 16 years,” said Green. “This was a musical event of a quality rarely available in small towns of America.”

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