Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
Walden Chamber Music Society – February Livestream, Cellist Camilla Bonzo, Pianist Jo Boatright
12 February 5 PM PST
UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures – Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and Pianist Inon Barnatan
American cellist Alisa Weilerstein and Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan have come together for a bracing and beautiful recital filmed at La Jolla’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Weilerstein is a MacArthur Foundation “Genius,” widely acclaimed for the precision and passion of her playing, while Barnatan is regarded as “a true poet of the keyboard” (Evening Standard, U.K.). Celebrate Valentine’s Day with two musical masters and a program featuring Manuel De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole, inspired by beloved Spanish folk songs and Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Cello Sonata.
This performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A with Alisa Weilerstein.
Livestream tickets are $10.
13 February 7:30 PM EST
Classical Heart – Mark Kosower Performs Boccherini and Tchaikovsky with the Westmoreland Symphony
Described as “a virtuoso of staggering prowess” Mark Kosower, principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra joins the WSO for a special Valentine’s weekend concert to perform the great Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile in B major for Cello and Strings. The program also features Rossini’s charming String Sonata No. 3 and Vaughn Williams’ Charterhouse Suite. No. 7. Conducted by Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
Livestream tickets: $35 *use code lovemusic and save $15 for a limited time!
13 February 7:30 PM EST
Unaccompanied Cello Repertoire: Origins Through J.S. Bach – Cellist Daniel Ryan
This presentation/performance explores the origins and early development of the cello. Unlike the violin and viola, the size of the cello was not standardized until the 1680’s, much later that its smaller string counterparts. Throughout the Baroque era, there continued to be great variety in how the instrument was made and played, including the number of strings, their tuning, and how the cello and bow were held. The variety in structure of and approaches to the instrument is reflected in the fascinating early repertoire written for it. Music performed and discussed in this presentation includes some of the earliest works for the cello: a ricercata by Giovanni Battista Degli Antonii and a ricercar by Domenico Gabrielli, both of which use a tuning of the instrument where the top string is tuned to G, one tone lower than the customary A. That same “Italian” tuning was used by J. S. Bach in his Suite No. 5 in C Minor for solo cello which will be discussed and performed in its entirety.
13 February 7:30 PM CST
Gems for Cello and Orchestra – Cellist Eman Chalshotori Performs the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra
13 February 7 PM EST
Cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman Opens the McDonough Museum of Art’s 2021 “Muse Series”
Cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman will open the McDonough Museum of Art’s 2021 “Muse Series” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13. The virtual, pre-recorded recital will premiere on the McDonough Museum and Cliffe College YouTube channels.
The program will include music by Kaija Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, Domenico Gabrielli, and Johann Sebastian Bach, among others.
This event is free.
13 February 7 PM PST
Colburn University “Next Up Series” – Bach’s Goldberg Variations for String Trio – Cellist Robert DeMaine, Violinist Grace Park, Violist Ben Ullery
Colburn’s Next Up Series presents school alumni and guest artists. This program features Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s arrangement of the Goldberg Variations.
14 February 4 PM EST
Cellist Gwen Krosnick Performs the Second Virtual Wilson Music Series concert.
Cellist Gwen Krosnick performs this virtual Wilson Music Series concert, presented by the First Religious Society, UU, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She performs works of J.S. Bach, Jean-Louis Duport, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and others.
Cellist Gwen Krosnick has appeared across the world as recitalist, chamber musician, and exuberant advocate for music. Her artistry is thoughtful, arresting, and ecstatic; and her love for sharing music this way with audiences, students, and colleagues helps to create space for deep connection and exploration. A review in The Boston Globe read: “The concert’s lodestar was the cellist Gwen Krosnick…who played gorgeously throughout and looked as though there was no place on earth she’d rather be.”
A passionate teacher, Krosnick most recently spent summer 2020 on the faculties of Kneisel Hall and Vivace Matera Cello Festival. She served as Visiting of Instructor of Cello at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has given masterclasses at Eastman, Oberlin, Kneisel Hall, Duke, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Krosnick holds degrees from the New England and Oberlin Conservatories and from Oberlin College (a BA in Russian). She has studied with Natasha Brofsky, Laurie Smukler, Darrett Adkins, Vivian Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, and Seymour Lipkin. She is a longtime alumna of Yellow Barn and Greenwood, and of Kneisel Hall, where she has taught since 2019.
Suggested donation $18. Free tickets are available if making a donation is financially challenging.
14 February 3 PM EST
A Valentine from the Stamford Symphony – Cellist Caroline Stinson
Musical Program to include:
J.S. Bach Air from Cantata 156 with Caroline Stinson, principal cello and Andrew Waggoner, violin
Andrew Waggoner At Home with Caroline Stinson, principal cello
The event is free to watch. No Registration Required. View the program here.
14 February 7 PM PST
Valentine’s Day Livestream Event: Dirty Cello at OCA!
Join us for a special Valentine’s concert, streaming live from the OCA stage with the incredible band Dirty Cello!
This event will be streamed live to Youtube and Facebook. Tune in for a fun performance by these dynamic musicians, full of love! Links to the livestream will be posted here before the event begins. This is a free event (donations gratefully accepted!)
14 February 3 PM EST
Valentine’s Day Concert in Aid of Kidderminster Meg’s Cancer Battle
Tickets are $3.99. Purchase tickets here.
14 February 3 PM EST
Rachmaninoff for Valentine’s – Cellist Roman Mekinulov and Pianist Mariko Kaneda
Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central presents a special program featuring Sergei Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata (1901) performed by Mariko Kaneda (piano) and Roman Mekinulov (cello). Mekinulov, who is Principal Cellist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, has collaborated with Kaneda many times at the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival (East Aurora, NY).
14 February 2 PM EST
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra at Steeple St. Music Academy: Duets from the Heart – Cellist Tim Paek and Violinist Kiyoshi Hayashi
Join us online as we continue a series of live-stream events from Steeple St. Music Academy as part of our new residency with the music school.
We are raising money for their student tuition fund, please consider making a donation here!
This Valentine’s Day we will present Duets from the Heart with violinist Kiyoshi Hayashi and cellist Tim Paek.
Streamed on our YouTube page.
17 February 12:15 PM CST
Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts – Cellist Cora Swenson Lee and Pianist Claire-Chung Lim
Enjoy this all-women composer program this Wednesday.
Amy Beach – 2 Pieces, Op. 40
Ethel Smyth – Cello Sonata, Op. 5
Luise Adolpha Le Beau – 2 Stücke, Op. 24
The International Music Foundation presents the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. Enjoy free weekly classical concerts from the comfort of your own home broadcast live from the Chicago Cultural Center.
18 February 6:15 PM EST (On-demand until Friday 31 December 2021)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra – Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason in Dvorák’s Cello Concerto
Dvorák’s Cello Concerto is passionate and stunningly beautiful. Since it was first performed in 1896, the concerto has retained its position as one of the most beloved works of the classical repertoire. The soloist is the acclaimed cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who is known far beyond classical circles for his poetic interpretation of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry. He was also given the prestigious task of performing at the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Free to view.
19 February 6 PM EST
Space Time Continuo presents Pachelbel’s Magnificat Fugues
February 2, 2021, Montreal, Quebec … Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” is one of the most famous and frequently heard works in the entire classical repertoire. However, Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) was very prolific, composing a large body of both sacred and secular works, and was enormously popular during his lifetime – as well as a major influence on J.S. Bach. After hearing Pachelbel’s Magnificat Fugues for organ – which number over 90 in all, each just one to two minutes long – cellist Amanda Keesmaat was inspired to arrange a number of the fugues for three cellos. Keesmaat, director of Space Time Continuo, invited fellow cellists Elinor Freyand Camille Paquette-Roy to join her in performing these premiere arrangements, along with Luc Beauséjour(organ) and Sylvain Bergeron (archlute) for additional music by Pachelbel, including transcriptions of his Violin Sonatas and, yes, the famous Canon.
ONLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 6:00 PM
Tickets are $12.75 for students, $17.75 regular, with $32.75 suggested for a family group.
Click here for ticket information. (Website in French and English)
19 February 8 PM EST
Third Thursdays – Cellist Jiaxun Yao in concert
THIRD THURSDAYS are brand-new, streamed concerts featuring the classical superstars of tomorrow, with live post-show artist conversations.
Tickets are free. $20 suggested donation.
23 February 7:30 PM EST
Florida State University Faculty Recital – Cellist Greg Sauer and Pianist Heidi Louise Williams
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Florida State University College of Music Professor of Cello Gregory Sauer and Associate Professor of Piano Heidi Louise Williams will present “Mirrored: Contemporary North and South American Duos for Piano and Cello”, a dynamic recital of twentieth and twenty-first century North and South American masterpieces, including the world premiere of Grande Baião II (2020), composed for Sauer and Williams by Brazilian pianist, composer, and arranger, André Mehmari.
This performance will be streamed live from Opperman Music Hall. Tune into wfsu.org/fsumusic on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. for a wonderful evening of live chamber music from the College of Music!
Online Programs and Events
20-21 February (Registration deadline 15 February for masterclass portion)
Colorado Cello Summit
The Colorado Cello Summit
VIRTUAL EDITION – FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2021
Time: 1:00-5:00pm both days | Cost: $35
David Requiro, Masterclass Teacher
Dr. Heather North, PT DPT Physical Therapist
Get that Golden Legato Sound and
Using Recording Technology for Effective Practice
Tennessee Cello Workshop (all online in 2021)
The Tennessee Cello Workshop (TCW) is a three-day exploration and celebration of cello playing and music making. The workshop consists of a series of master classes, lecture presentations, movement classes, hands-on technique and scales classes, cello ensemble events, cello competitions, and concerts. The Tennessee Cello Workshop encourages all interested in the cello–professional and pre-professional cellists, amateurs of all ages, young cellists, & cello enthusiasts–to participate. One can participate on a huge variety of levels of proficiency on the instrument. The one unifying characteristic of all registrants is a great love for the cello.
Over the years the TCW has had many of the country’s foremost cellist pedagogues on our faculty, along with a big crew of the most eager young student cellist registrants. This is a happy pairing! 2021 will continue this tradition, even as we move this year’s TCW to an online-only format.
27-28 February (Registration Deadline 24 February)
Cello Lab Miami — Cellists Dr. Bryan Hayslett, Astrid Schween, Dr. Germán Marcano, Francesca McNeeley
I invite you to register for the Cello Lab Miami at New World School of the Arts, a weekend workshop of masterclasses and presentations held virtually with a limited in-person cello ensemble. Events take place all day on February 27-28 (Sat/Sun). This event is free.
For virtual attendees, events will conclude by 4pm both days, and masterclass participation will be prioritized for high school juniors and seniors. For a limited number of participants, we will hold an in-person cello ensemble in downtown Miami and record a concert Sunday evening to be shared the following week. Stringent safety measures will be followed.
Throughout the workshop, we will learn from renowned cellists through masterclasses and a panel discussion, and we will discuss technique and practice strategies in various presentations. Our guest artists are Astrid Schween, Dr. Germán Marcano, and Francesca McNeeley.
6 March – 17 April
The First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled
Play along with Maestro Peled once a week, covering his entire book and method via Zoom.
Learn and master the unique cello emoji language, Peled’s scale system and how to wisely practice your first hour of the day in the most beneficial way!
Classes are one hour and will take place on Saturdays at 10:00am EST on the following dates:
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17
12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)
International Cello Institute
Fiddle Hell Online
The Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival has been a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, mandolin/guitar/old-time banjo players, and singers to meet, jam, learn, listen, and have fun. It’s both friendly and diverse, crossing all ages and including many traditional musical styles. This is our 16th annual Festival, and the first to be online. Typically, there are about 10% beginners, 25% low intermediates, 35% high intermediates, and 30% advanced players, with many workshop and jam session choices at each level. Roughly 15% of the attendees are kids, and in the past we’ve had some sessions just for them.
For more information and to register, click here.
University of Wyoming Cello Festival
With distinguished guests:
Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min
Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 16 February (from 2 February 7 PM EST)
Orchester symphonique de Montréal – Alisa Weilerstein: Shostakovich Concerto No. 2
Discover the musical world of Rafael Payare in a program imbued with intimacy and sharing, featuring one of his favourite works: Dvořák’s Symphony no. 7, among the composer’s masterpieces. The program also includes Mediodía en el Llano by the Venezuelan composer Estévez, and Shostakovich’s introspective Concerto no. 2, performed by renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Maestro Payare’s life partner.
Available through 1 March (from 29 January 7:30 EST)
Virtual Front Row – Amit Peled with Ismael Guerrero: A Baltimore Dance with Sculptures
Recorded in the studio of Zemer Peled this past May as a commission and available to the general public for the first time, this captivating recording features world-renowned cellist Amit Peled and his protégé, the Cuban-born Ismael Guerrero, performing amidst and to the blooming, angular, and arresting sculptures of Amit’s sister Zemer.
Your ticket will automatically be exchanged for access to this unique concert film. Your access will begin on the 29th at 7:30 PM and will be valid for repeat viewing for up to a month.
JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List for Two Cellos Amit Peled and Ismael Guerrero, cellos
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Cello Suite no. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010 I. Prelude II. Allemande III. Courante IV. Sarabande V. Bourrée I – Bourrée II VI. Gigue Amit Peled, cello
LUIGI BOCCHERINI Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major, G74 I. Allegro II. Largo III. Allegro Amit Peled and Ismael Guerrero, cellos
GASPAR CASSADO Sonata Nello Stile Antico Spagnuolo (arr. for two cellos by Peled/Guerrero) II. Grave Amit Peled and Ismael Guerrero, cellos
LEONARD COHEN/GEORGE DAVID WEISS Hallelujah/What a Wonderful World (arr. by Brett Howland) Amit Peled and Ismael Guerrero, cellos
Tickets: $12, $10 members. (+$3 Service Fee)
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