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Spotlight: Christ Episcopal Church presents cellist solo

Aleks Tengesdal will play a solo cello recital Sunday, Feb. 18, at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing. Submitted photo1 / 3
Aleks Tengesdal will play a solo cello recital Sunday, Feb. 18, at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing. Photo courtesy of his Facebook page2 / 3
Aleks Tengesdal will play a solo cello recital Sunday, Feb. 18, at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing. Photo courtesy of his Facebook page3 / 3

Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing, will present cellist Aleks Tengesdal in a solo recital 3 p.m.Sunday Feb. 18. He will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ernst Bloch and Benjamin Britten.

Free and open the public, this concert is the first of four planned programs.

Tengesdal, who has more than 22 years of performance experience, is also a composer and improviser. He was introduced to the cello at age 10 near Minot, N.D. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and then had a teaching assistantship at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

He recently moved to Red Wing with wife Angela, a pianist, and son Orion.

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