Wolfe has had a distinguished career as a concert musician, teacher, and lecturer. He was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra for 37 years under George Szell before retiring in 2004.
Marney is a doctoral candidate in piano performance at the University of Arizona’s School of Music, where he studies under John Milbauer. Wolfe considers Tuesday’s concert a “duo-recital,” with equal parts for cello and piano. “We are partners,” he said.
The performance features the “Cello Sonata in D Major” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Cello Sonata in F Major” by Richard Strauss, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Variations on a Theme from the Magic Flute.”
Wolfe began his career with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, having been offered a position there by famed conductor Leopold Stokowski. Wolfe has been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and served as principal cellist of the Nashville Symphony and Phoenix Symphony orchestras.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s from Arizona State University, where he taught cello as a graduate student and performed chamber music. In Tucson, Wolfe is a founding member of the Daystar Chamber Players. He currently performs in the Tucson area and most notably is involved with benefit concerts, such as an upcoming one in support of the Community Food Bank on Dec. 1 at the Rincon Congregational Church.
Submitted by Valerie Anderson, Academy Village Volunteer