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Carlos Prieto at MIT!
A lecture & performance by international cellist Carlos Prieto (MIT '58)
8 pm, Wednesday, March 5, 2003 in MIT's Killian Hall

[Carlos Prieto in concert]

"He travels so much that his Stradivarius cello has a frequent-flier card. He performs 100 concerts a year, from his native Mexico to Argentina, Spain, England, France, Germany, Russia and China. His hours in flight have given him the time to write three books, one a best seller in his native country. … Prieto, who gave up his career as the head of a Mexican iron and steel company to return to his first love, apparently learned the lessons of risk management well at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received degrees in engineering and economics: avoid risks by disciplined restraint and mastering the material."

Dr. Prieto will give an autobiographical talk; he will then play selections from Bach (Suite No. 3, S. 1009 In C Major, Prelude, Bourée, and Gigue) and Kodaly (Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, 1st and 3rd movements).

We are deeply grateful to Dr. Prieto for this opportunity to hear him speak and perform.