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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 13 August

Online Performances

Below are upcoming online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.

14 August (available on Youtube following the premiere)

Arizona Chamber Festival – Garrick Woods, cello, and Rex Woods, piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 8 August

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

    Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102, no. 1
    Andante—Allegro vivace
    Adagio—Allegro vivace

  • Richard Faith (1926–2021)

    Four Poems for Cello and Piano (based on Four Faith Songs)
    Moderato (after John Masefield’s “Sea Fever”)
    Andantino (after Jean de la Ville Mirmont’s “I Have Embarked”)
    Allegro (after the traditional poem “If I Were …”)
    Allegretto (after Richard Faith’s “Isle of Skye”)

  • Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000)

    Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 193, no. 1

  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 119
    Andante grave—Moderato animato
    Moderato—Andante dolce
    Allegro, ma non troppo

Garrick Woods comes from a family of professional musicians. While cello remains his primary instrument, he studied trombone, voice, bass, and conducting. His BA and MA are from the U of A and he received a DMA from the University of Utah in 2016.

Pianist Rex Woods is a Professor of Music at the Fred Fox School of Music at the U of A and is best known to regional audiences for his frequent artistic performances as both a soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of The Bruch Trio and received his musical education at Brigham Young, the U of A, USC, and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau.

View this concert for a donation of any amount.

15 August 5 PM EDT (available through 22 August 8 PM EDT)

Rockport Chamber Music Festival VIRTUAL CONCERT Zlatomir Fung, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 8 August

The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the great cellists of our time. He performs an opera-themed program of well-known works by Verdi, Rossini, Tchaikovsky and others.Learn more

A household viewing pass is available for $15.

18 August 1:30 PM EDT


Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 13 August


Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 4 for Cello and Piano Op. 102, No. 1 in C Major

Zoltán Kodály – Sonatina for Cello and Piano

Rita Strohl – Solitude (Reverie)

Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor

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.

Join the International Music Foundation on August 18 at 12:15pm for Ben Solomonow (cello) and Christopher Goodpasture (piano) in music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, Rita Strohl and Claude Debussy. Concerts can be viewed from our website and 98.7 WFMT.

19 August 1 PM BST

Wigmore Hall – Steven Isserlis cello; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 13 August

This concert was streamed live at Wigmore Hall in Spring 2021 and will be broadcasted again on this website in HD. The video will be available on demand for 90 days after the date of the broadcast. Watch live here

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

      • 12 Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus WoO. 45
  • Max Bruch (1838-1920)

      • Kol Nidrei: Adagio on Hebrew Melodies Op. 47
  • Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

      • Suite No. 1 for solo cello
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

      • Deux mélodies hébraïques
        • (arranged by Steven Isserlis)
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

      • Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Op. 58

Online Programs and Events

Ends 15 August 11:59 PM EDT

Contest: Compose the Memorable Musical Fragment in The Cellist’s Notebook

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 25 June

The winner will receive a signed copy of The Cellist’s Notebook and a Cello Museum mug.

We are pleased to announce a contest to accompany our upcoming Cello Book Club meeting with author Kittie Lambton to discuss her book, The Cellist’s Notebook.


The contest is to see who can compose the most fitting musical fragment of Leni’s cello and piano piece that Emily discovers in the notebook. Kittie Lambton describes the work as:

“the little melody that triggers memory and is so very important in my book. This need not be a long-winded music composition but just a fragment. Just enough to be timeless and generational.”

How to Enter the Contest

  • Create a new, original work.
  • The entry may be a fragment or an entire piece to fit the above description and The Cellist’s Notebook story.
  • Instrumentation: cello and piano.
  • Send a PDF score and MP3 recording. The recording can be digital or played on cello and piano.
  • Submissions will be accepted from the next book club meeting (18 July 2021) through 11:59 PM, New York time, 15 August 2021.
  • Send your PDF and MP3 files to us at curator(at)


  • The winner will receive a signed copy of The Cellist’s Notebook and a Cello Museum mug.
  • Two runners-up will each win a Cello Museum cello sticker.
  • The Cello Museum and Kittie Lambton will share the winning pieces on their websites, social media, and emails.

Judging of Contest Entries

After the contest deadline, three judges, including author Kittie Lambton and two members of The Cello Museum team, will vote to determine the winners. The Cello Museum will then contact the winners to send out prizes.

Please Note

By entering the competition, you give The Cello Museum and Kittie Lambton permission to publicize your piece.

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (New York time) on 15 August 2021.

8-14 August

2021 Global Musician Workshop

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 30 July

Photo credit: Max Whittaker

On June 30, Silkroad and the New England Conservatory announced its 2021 Global Musician Workshop (GMW). The event will take place virtually from August 8–14 and feature a workshops, jam sessions, panel discussions, topic-based elective classes, and a two-day Online Performance Festival open to the public.

Silkroad is a globally-minded musical organization founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 that includes the Silkroad Ensemble and emphasizes new music, social initiatives, and educational partnerships.

Cellist and Silkroad artist Mike Block directs the festival, and members of the Silkroad Ensemble will teach the various workshops and classes virtually from the New England Conservatory campus in Boston.

The Online Performance Festival, which will close out the program on August 13 and 14, will be broadcast for free on Silkroad’s FacebookandYouTube.

Register online.

16-20 August and 23-27 August

Midcoast Maine Adult Amateur Cello Workshop

Midcoast Adult Amateur Cello Workshop

Come develop your playing!
Learn in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.
25 years ago, cellist Peter Lewy started the Cello Workshop at The SummerKeys Music Festival dedicated to helping amateur adult cello players improve their skills.  It has expanded enormously and met every year until Covid.  The festival is not going to resume this year, so he is going to do two 1 week sessions in the Midcoast region of Maine as he did last year.
The workshop offers five private lessons, use of private practice studio two hours daily, daily group classes, ensemble work, 2 “master class” style instruction classes, and an end-of-week performance opportunity. An accompanist is available.
An intensive practice/study vacation for busy adults in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.
There is no audition and no minimum skill level. The premise is: “Come as you are to enjoy the study”  Absolute beginners to professionals are welcome.
We all learn from each other!
Visit the website for more information.

17 August 5:30 PM EDT

“Kickboxing Cellist” Masterclass Zoom

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 13 AugustNOT a kickboxing class but a cello masterclass about connecting upper and lower body, balance and creating an efficient kinetic chain.
About this event

Offered both live and on Zoom! Live tickets are 45. and Zoom are 25. The zoom link will be up soon.

An innovative cello masterclass combining sports modalities with proven methods that promote healthy, relaxed and expressive cello technique”



Find out how a right hook is similar to a fast up bow and a left hook like an upward shift—as in boxing they are circular motions.


Discover how to slide down with lats and shoulder blades to counteract lifting with shoulders, thus releasing tension and creating a resonant full sound especially at the upper half of the bow.


By lining up elbow and wrist you’ll learn to balance weight on your playing finger without pressing to discover more overtones.

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

21 August 10 – 12:30 PM EDT

NSA Masterclass Series: Bruce Uchimura, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 8 August


Bruce Uchimura is Professor of Cello at Western Michigan University and was director of the WMU Symphony Orchestra for 22 years. He was Associate Conductor of the Augusta (Georgia) Symphony Orchestra from 1985-87 where he developed a highly successful Symphonic Pops and Educational Series. He also formed and conducted the Western String Chamber Orchestra from 1987-1998. In 1998, he took over the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. The WMU Orchestra won the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best College Symphony Orchestra in 2005, and was invited to perform at the Michigan Music Educator’s Conference in 2007 and 2016. The WMU Orchestra was the third-place winner in the 2015 “American Prize” media-based competition’s Best College Orchestra category.

Admission is free for this event. Register to receive the Zoom information for the event.

19-23 January (29 November application deadline)

International Instrument-making Competition (Cello)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 25 June

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Musée de la musique/Philharmonie de Paris and Talents & Violon’celles

From 19 to 23 January 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris

In January 2022, in partnership with the association Talents & Violon’celles, the Musée de la musique/ Philharmonie de Paris is organising an international instrument-making competition exclusively dedicated to the cello. Programmed at the same time as the 10th String Quartet Biennial, this event follows in the tradition of the many international instrument-making competitions that Paris has hosted.

Promoting contemporary excellence and developing future talents

Open to professionals as well as to students of instrument-making schools, the Talent Makers Instrument-making Competition is composed of two different parts organised in parallel:

Jury and Prizes

A jury composed of eminent musicians and personalities from the world of instrument-making will judge the craftsmanship of the participants as expressed by the instruments themselves and how they sound. Six prizes will be awarded to professionals, and three prizes will be awarded to students with one instrument joining the collection of facsimiles at the Musée de la musique. The finals and semi-finals will be organised as a real rendezvous with the public of the 10th String Quartet Biennial.

Opening date for submissions: now opened
Closing date for submissions: Monday 29 november 2021

Competition rules and Submission of applications avalable soon

For more information, click here.


14, 28 August 9:30-10:45 AM EDT

The Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Cello Camerata

The Cello Camerata is an online, international weekly masterclass, organized in four-week sessions, for students of advanced repertoire. Our core team of three established teachers (Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske), with two monthly additional expert guest teachers from around the world, presents a learning community online for the collegial exchange of insights and inspiration about the art of cello playing and musicianship…The Camerata masterclasses feature concerto-level players from pre-teen through graduate school. Students of all ages (including adult amateurs)…are invited to audit the masterclasses….Please visit The Cello Camerata website for more information.

August’s guest artists are Astrid Schween and Horacio Contreras. Teachers may observe for free. All others may audit for one week for free before registering for a four-week session. Visit The Cello Camerata website for registration and tuition information. Scholarships are available.

August 14, 28 11 AM – 12 PM EDT

The Junior Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Cello Camerata

The Junior Cello Camerata offers intermediate cellists of all ages (including adult amateurs) masterclass lessons, or the opportunity to observe rather than perform solos, as well as a twenty-minute weekly technique class for all with cellos in hand. It is an online, international weekly gather taught by Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske.

Teachers may observe for free. All others may audit for one week for free before registering for a four-week session. Visit The Cello Camerata website for registration and tuition information. Scholarships are available.

Face-to-face and videoconference classes: Approach to Latin American popular music with the cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 16 July

Harmony, Cipher, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales and Fingering Patterns
Rhythmic Harmonic Base
Improvisation, Arrangements

(+54 9 11) 5150-3805

Cello Yoga with Mea the Creative Cellist

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 2 July

How to Play Cello with more Focus, Flexibility and Freedom 

with less tension

“without increasing your practice time.”

✅  How to achieve laser focus so that you can practice for longer with less tension and pain no matter what your level of cello expertise

✅  How to increase endurance and flexibility with research based methods even if you have physical limitations, injuries or find it hard to concentrate
✅ How to design  creative practice sessions so that you can have more fun and time for the rest of your life

Click here for more information.

Journaling With Cello For Grounding & Positivity

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 2 July

The Wong Janice

Welcome to this 8-day course on Insight Timer, which focuses on journaling with cello for grounding and positivity. Over the course of seven days, The Wong Janice will take you through seven different themes, each with its own unique writing prompts and with the beautiful sounds of deep cello music, designed to inspire you to write freely with full awareness from your heart while harnessing the power of journaling for healing.

The themes covered are:

By the end of the course, you will have covered seven journaling exercises, and with daily practice, learn to express yourself better and understand who you are at a higher level, bringing more stability in your life, and feeling more grounded and calm from within.

For more information on this and other courses by The Wong Janice, click here.

Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

Natalie Haas

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 Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March


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

Previous Concerts Still Available

11 August 7:30 PM EDT (available through 17 August 11:00 PM EDT)

Sebago Music Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 6 August

BARRIÈRE: Sonata for Two Cellos in G Major

AMY BEACH: Piano Quintet, Op. 67

BEETHOVEN: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29, “Storm”

Min-Young Kim, violin
Keiko Tokunaga, violin
Laurie Kennedy, viola
Matthew Sinno, viola
Mihai Marica, cello
Bonnie Thron, cello
Mihae Lee, piano

One viewer, one device: just $20. Multiple viewers, one device $30.

Purchase tickets here.

Available through 31 October 2021

DWB (Driving While Black)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Driving While Black

Dwb is the premiere filmed version of the opera by the same name Susan Kander and Roberta Gumbel. Presented by UrbanArias, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. UrbanArias is an opera company dedicated to producing short – 90 minutes or less – contemporary operas.

A solo chamber opera, dwb derives much of its power from the voice of soprano Karen Slack, starring as the various mothers. Slack, who has sung with the Metropolitan Opera and Washington National Opera, among other prestigious opera houses, moves easily from lyric to dramatic sounds and offers theatrical skills to boot.

A two-musician ensemble – composed of cellist Rosanna Butterfield and percussionist Eric Plewinski – is conducted by Robert Wood. Known as an innovator in opera, Wood founded UrbanArias in 2009.

Du’Bois A’keen directed and choreographed the film; Camry A’Keen was the creative director. Both have drawn on their extensive operatic, choreographic, and film backgrounds to bring elements of modern dance and music video production.

Tickets are $15 and allow unlimited viewing through October 31.

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