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Parker Stanley to give cello recital on campus

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A well-known musical face at Bethel College over the past several years will be performing on campus Thursday, Jan. 8.

Cellist Parker Stanley, a 2008 Bethel graduate from Liberty, Mo., now living in Iowa City, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Stanley is currently a graduate assistant in cello at the University of Iowa.

Works performed in the recital will include J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C major and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Sonata in D minor as well as the “Allegro moderato” from Luigi Boccherini’s Concerto in B-flat major. Genevieve Rucker, Bethel College sophomore from Lawrence, will accompany Stanley on piano for the Shostakovich.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008 and one of only two Kansas colleges listed in Colleges of Distinction 2008-09. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at

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