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Online Cello Events – February 2024

Looking for online cello programs and events? Look no further. Updated 23 February 2023.

Welcome to our monthly listings of events. We update the listings as we receive more event information, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. Want to have your online cello program listed for free? Contact us today.



Cello Museum Simple Gifts Video Project

Still accepting video submissions

Simple Gifts Project

Cellists of all levels (from beginners through professionals) are invited to participate by sending a video performance of one of the parts of our arrangement of the traditional Shaker tune, “Simple Gifts.” We will combine these videos to make a virtual, international cello orchestra performance of “Simple Gifts” for the final video.

There is no fee to participate, but we suggest that everyone who takes part donates directly to Rise Against Hunger. Please gather your friends and family together in a team to support your participation in the project through donations to Rise Against Hunger. Who will raise the most to turn cello music into meals?

Get Instructions and Sheet Music Here
Register for the Project and Donate Here



Featured Summer Program



Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024

9-16 June
Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024
Discover our unique beach cello course, specially designed for adults, featuring instruction by Professor Jennifer Kloetzel, Erica Lessie, and Brenda Neece. Perfect for educators and amateurs, it offers a blend of ensemble playing, works by women composers, and morning wellness sessions. Enjoy a mix of intensive (but non-competitive) learning and relaxed beach time with family in a picturesque setting.

Mark your calendar. Registration opens soon at the Cello Guild.



Online Concerts



25 February 3 PM EST

Scheherazade & Elgar: Alisa Weilerstein with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Online Cello Events – February 2024

Photo by Evelyn Freja

Mendelssohn’s overture starts with four captivating chords, then wham!—the strings take off. Alisa Weilerstein, “the most outstanding cellist to emerge in America since Yo-Yo Ma,” (Classical Voice North America) plays Elgar’s concerto, written in the aftermath of World War I. Rimsky-Korsakov’s showpiece whirls with colossal and dazzling orchestral forces.

Tickets start at $25.


29 February | 8:10-9:30 GMT-5

Su-a Lee & Hamish Napier: Livestream

Online Cello Events – February 2024

Su-a Lee Duo

Su-a Lee: Cello

Hamish Napier: Flute

Featuring special guest

Professor David McGuiness: Piano

Programme

To be announced during the concert

About

Su-a Lee is one of Scotland’s most versatile, adventurous and charismatic cellists.

Born in Seoul, Su-a (and her sisters Song-a and Hae-a) went to Chethams School of Music, Manchester from the age of 9. Nine years later she was awarded a full scholarship to Juilliard, New York City, studying with Harvey Shapiro.

Su-a works extensively within the UK classical and folk music scenes and is a founding member of the daring and highly innovative Mr. McFall’s Chamber. She is a long-standing member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra where she remains as Assistant Principal Cello.

She has had a glittering career, and worked with rock icons Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (Cream); jazz musicians Peter Erskine (Weather Report) and Thomas Strønen; World Music sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan from India and Scottish folk-electronica pioneer Martyn Bennett.

www.sualee.com

Register here for this free livestream.



Online Programs and Events



22 February 8 PM GMT

Wigmore Hall Beethoven Lecture-Recital – Cellist Steven Isserlis and Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen

Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Fascinating insights into two major works written for the combination of cello and piano will be offered by acclaimed musician Steven Isserlis and performed in full by the successful duo.

Programme:

Beethoven Cello Sonata in F, Op. 5, No. 1
Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1

Tickets £50, £42, £32, £26, and £18, plus a booking fee

Get tickets and more information here.


23 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 March | 8-10 AM PST

Introductions to Group Class Techniques 

Online Cello Events – February 2024


24 February | 10 AM – 8 PM EST

2024 Virtual New Directions Cello Festival
Online Cello Events – January 2024

Featuring workshops and performances by:

Guillaume Latil (France)

Margarida Mariño (Spain)

Ken James Kubota (US)

Justyna Jablonska (UK)

Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Canada)

SCHEDULE

Saturday, February 24th

(All times listed are Eastern Standard Time)

*All workshops will be either preceded or followed with a performance by the artist

10:00-11:15 AM

Margarida Mariño

Loop-Based Composition for Cello: Structures, Textures and Effects

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Guillaume Latil

Approaching the Tonal Language of Jazz on Cello

1:00-2:15 PM

Justyna Jablowska

Incorporating Carnatic Influences into Improvisation and Loop-based Composition

2:15-3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30-4:45 PM

Ken James Kubota

Fingerstyle Cello: Approaches to Chordal Playing and Right Hand Pizzicato Techniques

5:00-6:15 PM

Raphael Weinroth-Browne

The Cello as a Rhythmic Instrument: Techniques and Strategies for Creating Compelling Solo Cello Compositions

MORE INFO AT newdirectionscello.org

Since 1995, the New Directions Cello Festival has provided an international forum for the exchange of music and ideas for creative and alternative cellists of all ages, levels and backgrounds. With a “big tent” ethos, New Directions embraces all styles of music, particularly those not commonly taught at conservatories and music schools and especially those that incorporate improvisation. Cellist participants come from all over the US and abroad for a weekend of workshops, concerts, panels and jam sessions with some of the most innovative cellists working today.

Since its inception at New York City’s Knitting Factory, the annual festival has presented a veritable who’s who of creative cellists in New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California, Cologne, Germany, Ithaca, NY, and now Northampton, MA. Over 100 cellists and their groups have graced the stages of the festival over the years including David Darling, Eugene Friesen, David Baker, Mark Summer, Tomeka Reid, Zoë Keating, Vincent Courtois, Mike Block, Leyla McCalla, Seth Parker Woods, Stephan Braun, Nathalie Haas, Andrew Yee, Zachary Brown, Ben Sollee, Vincent Segal, Jaques Morelenbaum, Stephen Katz, Ernst Reijseger, David Eyges, Akua Dixon, Rushad Eggleston, Rufus Cappodocia, Jane Scarpantoni, Chris White, Erik Friedlander, Jake Charkey, Jeremy Harman, Dawn Avery and Robert Een and many others.


3 March – 21 April 1 PM New York Time

The Cello Guild – Move and Breathe

Move and Breathe course

Join Dr. Jimmy Brennan for this live, 8-week Zoom journey for musicians, weaving together elements of yoga, qigong, tai chi, and mindful movement with breathwork, deep rest, and sound expression, fostering confidence, gratitude, and core values.

This course is designed for all musicians – so be sure to share with your non-cellist friends, too.

Sign up through the Cello Guild, the educational division of the Cello Museum.

$130 Introductory special for the first 10 to sign up for the course.


10, 17 March | 3:00 PM EDT

CelloKids Musicianship in the Body with Mira Larson & Sandra Halleran

Online Cello Events – February 2024

We are excited to bring back our CelloKids classes, continuing in our exploration of how the practice of Dalcroze can enhance our cello performance.

What is Dalcroze again? 

In the simplest terms, Dalcroze is all about how movement meets music. Through games and activities, Dalcroze allows students to dive deeper into their repertoire away from their instrument. Dalcroze isn’t only fun, but it helps students develop a stronger understanding of the piece they’re learning. They’ll explore key musical elements like rhythm, meter and phrasing deeply through movement, before applying their learning to the cello.

These CelloBello classes will be led by a wonderful co-teaching duo: Mira Larson and Sandra Halleran (find their bios below). Class time will be divided between time at the cello and time exploring the repertoire through the lens of Dalcroze—so please bring your instruments! Students will leave feeling empowered to ace these pieces in their next lesson or performance.

Please note the age group and repertoire for each class. Classes will be held in English, and are free to students. Observers (i.e curious parents or teachers) can enroll for $5 per class.


Class 1: March 10th @ 1 pm MDT/ 3 pm EDT—please note that it’s Daylight Savings!
For students in Suzuki Books 1 & 2, ages 8-12 

Repertoire: May Song (Suzuki Book 1), and Hunter’s Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” (Suzuki Book 2)
Class duration: ~60 minutes

Book 1 students are not required to learn the Book 2 repertoire, but are more than welcome to still participate in class.

Class 2: March 17th @ 1 pm MT/3 pm ET
For students Suzuki Book 6+, ages 10+

Repertoire: W.H. Squire Tarantella (Suzuki Book 6) and the Swallowtail Jig (will be emailed to participants upon enrollment)
Class duration: ~90 minutes

Register here.


18 March | 7:30 PM EDT

In the Practice Room

Online Cello Events – February 2024

The Lineup for the 2023-2024 Stetson Cello Studio “In the Practice Room” Series is in!

These sessions will take place online for FREE, open to anyone interested in improving the quality of their practicing.

– Paul Katz (New England Conservatory) October 9, 2023

– Tommy Mesa (International Soloist) November 20, 2023

– Laurence Lesser (New England Conservatory) January 29, 2024

– Francisco Vila (International Soloist) March 18, 2024

Register for any of these events at no charge.


3-6 April

CelloWercken Zutphen

Online Cello Events – February 2024

Are you a composer and would you like to join our course from 3 – 6 April ’24? From anywhere in the world you can join us online – for free! Of course we also welcome composers and cellists in Zutphen (NL). We are happy to provide a host family for pleasant stay and all your meals. In that case we offer the classes for €150,- (composers) or €500,- (cellists).
We still have some spots left, please contact us if you are interested! On our website www.cellowerckenzutphen.nl and the link in the bio you will find all further details.
This course you will be accompanied by Xiaoyong Chen (compositon), Joachim Eijlander (cello), Alfian Emir Adytia (cello, composition and sound artist) and Jeroen den Herder (cello). who will all be present in Zutphen.
This Research Retreat we focus on the exhibition of Ruthi Helbitz Cohen at Dat Bolwerck, home of our Academy. The key to her work is the female body. The retreat includes 2 performances for an audience.
In this course composers and cellists work together. Together with the artist, the composers explore the backgrounds of the subject. Subsequently, they incorporate their inspiration into contemporary compositions, which they share with the participating cellists. Throughout the retreat, the work and performance are refined, and finally, all elements come together in a public performance…
This retreat is open to Master, Post Master and young professionals. Are you a high-level bachelor student? Sometimes we make exceptions, so please contact us if you are interested.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if the contribution poses a financial challenge for you. In some cases, we can offer scholarships.


Ongoing



The Cello Guild – Cello Courses

The Cello Guild

New classes coming soon include an 8-week seminar on Bach Suite No. 1 and a cello “tune-up” and goal-setting session. Sign up for our mailing list to receive full details when these classes are launched.

  • An Introduction to the Celtic Cello – by Clíodhna Ní Aodáin
  • Making a Goritzki Bow Foam – by Nancy Green
  • Cello Geography: Mapping the Fingerboard – by Jonathan Simmons
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Venturing Beyond First: 2nd and 4th Positions – by Erica Lessie
  • Fret Not, Dear Cellist – Moving on Up: 5th and 6th Positions – by Erica Lessie

Go to the Cello Guild.



Cello Discovery – Yes, You CAN Learn to Play the Cello Online

Carolyn Hagler - Cello Discovery
Created by cellist and pedagogue Carolyn Hagler, this program is excellent for beginning and intermediate students wanting to learn online. Innovative and regularly updated, this program impressed Cello Museum team members.

Sign up for Cello Discovery here.


Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Cello Events – 16 December

Let Natalie Haas teach you some tricks of the trade as well as some great melodies!

Natalie is one of the most sought-after cellists playing traditional music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for twenty years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound.

In this series she will teach some bowing techniques when accompanying melody players before moving on to chords and arranging, finishing with some melodies that sit well on the cello.

Although this series is aimed at the cellist, many of the skills and techniques will sit as comfortably on any string instrument.

Click here to learn about membership options.


Win a Year of Free Lessons!

Online Cello Events – 16 December

Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.



Previous Events Still Available



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Wigmore Hall Video Library



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