Elizabethtown College Artist-in-Residence guitarist David Cullen traveled to New York Friday, Oct. 28, where he performed at Carnegie Hall. Cullen took the opportunity to demonstrate his abilities as an experienced musician when he was invited to the city last weekend.
Carnegie Hall is home to many music programs and hosts a vast number of concerts every year. It has been invested in the realm of music since its establishment in 1891 and has only continued to grow into the legend it is today.
Cullen’s performance took place as a part of “The Gathering Concert” in Weill Recital Hall. He and a group of other musicians came together for this occasion, including guitarist Will Ackerman, pianist Lynn Yew Evers and cellist Eugene Friesen. Oboe and English horn player Jill Haley, Cullen’s wife, and others also contributed to the performance.
Cullen and Haley joined forces with the group of musicians in order to create a memorable night of music for their audience. Cullen and Ackerman have also worked together in the past on more than one occasion performing for masses.
This performance was not Cullen’s first, either. He has played the guitar since he was seven years old, and he has done his fair share of both performing and recording labels, particularly in the areas of jazz and classical music. He also won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Recording.
Now that he is an Artist-in-Residence at Etown, Cullen spends much of his time working with the College’s music students and those interested in music therapy and education. Through his experience helping students achieve their dreams as well as performing in concerts as a team player, Cullen has continuously brought music into this world and the people in it.
Cullen will be playing guitar with the Elizabethtown College-Community Orchestra on Nov. 13. The performance will feature one of his original compositions.