Laurence Lesser and Bion Tsang at Salt Lick BBQ in Dripping Springs, TX

FROM THE ARCHIVES — In March 2012, cellist Laurence Lesser made a three-day visit to the UT Butler School of Music presenting a variety of events on campus. There were: two lecture presentations titled “A Heritage of Cello Giants: Personal Memories and Rare Recordings” that highlighted Lesser’s close connections to such historical figures as Pablo Casals, Emmanuel Feuermann and Gregor Piatigorsky; two cello master classes with six students playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Schubert and Schumann; and a lecture-recital on the 5th Bach Suite for Solo Cello.