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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 13 March

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.

13 March 7:30 PM MST

A Celebration of Cello Digital ConcertZuill Bailey with the Boulder Philharmonic

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Zuill Bailey

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima.

Michael Butterman, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello

Tickets are $40.


13 March 7:30 PM CST

PAS Virtual Concert: Hannah Holman, cellist

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Hannah Holman

The 2021 PAS season begins with a concert featuring QCSO Principal Cellist Hannah Holman, accompanied by Director of Music Matt Bishop. Due to COVID restrictions, this concert will be virtual-only. Ticket purchasers will receive a private link to the pre-recorded concert video, set to premiere on Saturday, March 13th at 7:30pm. If you prefer, a DVD of the concert can be sent to your home as well.

This concert features works by Antonio Vivaldi, Marin Marais, J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, David Popper, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. To learn more about Hannah Holman, visit https://www.hannahholmancello.com.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.


13 March  7:30 PM MST and 14 March 2 PM MDT

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra – Friedrich Gulda Cello Concerto, Cellist Seoyoen Min

Wyoming Symphony Concert

The WSO is opening the concert hall with a limited number of IN-PERSON seats for our Saturday, March 13th concert. Christopher Dragon will lead the WSO brass, wind and percussion through selections from Bach and Mozart, and then feature Friedrich Gulda’s wild Cello Concerto, with his fusion of rock, jazz, and classical styles. Social distancing and masks will be required throughout the performance in the auditorium. Livestream options will be available on Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm if you would like to enjoy the performance at home. The WSO like you’ve never heard them before!

Tickets $12 + fee.

Purchase tickets here.


14 March 2 PM EDT

Sunday Salon Series with cellist Tanya Anisimova

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Tanya Anisimova

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach! Celebrate the wisdom and beauty of Bach’s music with familiar works and newly composed music inspired by Bach. Featured pieces performed by cellist Tanya Anisimova include favorite movements from J. S. Bach’s works for unaccompanied violin & cello as well as new music.

Admission…is $15 per household for the concert only (Patron level); $25 per household for the concert plus an exclusive post-concert virtual meet & greet (VIP Supporter level).

Purchase tickets here.


14 March 12 PM CDT (Available through 21 March at 11:59 PM)

Ponce’s Cello Sonata – Cellist Wesley Skinner and Pianist Astrid Morales

Astrid Morales (piano) and Wesley Skinner (cello) Ponce's Cello Sonata

The third concert of THE PONCE PROJECT Spring Virtual Season presents one of the seminal compositions for the cello and piano repertoire of the twentieth century. The Sonata for violoncello and piano, composed in Mexico City in 1922, was premiered in October of the same year by Ponce himself at the piano along with Oscar Nicastro playing the cello.

Purchase tickets and get the link here.6


14 March 5:30 PM EDT (Available through 21 March 11:59 PM EDT)

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello, and Armine Grigoryan, piano | Shriver Hall Concert Series | At Home Spring 2021

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Narek Hakhnazaryan

Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Armine Grigoryan. Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, the “dazzlingly brilliant” (The Strad) Narek Hakhnazaryan has inspired audiences with his artistry, securing a reputation as one of the world’s foremost cellists. An alum of SHCS’s Discovery Series, Hakhnazaryan debuts on SHCS’s Subscription Series with the world premiere of a recital pre-recorded at Aram Khatchatourian Concert Hall in Yerevan, Armenia.

The performance will be followed by an Artist Q&A and be available by on-demand access through Sun, Mar 21 at 11:59pm EST.

Tickets are $15.


14 March 4 PM PDT

Old First Concerts – Cellist Anita Graef and Pianist Louise Chan

Anita Graef

Program:

  • Nina Shekhar Cajón (2016)Ángel Villoldo, arr. Teagan Faran El Chocl
  • Robert Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
  • Astor Piazzolla Le Grand Tango (1973)
  • David Baker Sonata for Cello and Piano (1973)

Described as “a world-class musician” (Galena Gazette) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her music making as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. Recent appearances include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, and Concerts from the Library of Congress. She has also performed in recital as a guest of various radio programs, including Young Artists Showcase on WQXR, WFMT, WGTE, WOSU and others. She directs and performs with the Juliani Ensemble, an innovative, multi-faceted chamber ensemble, with whom she has performed at Preston Bradley Hall, as well as numerous renowned concert halls. Frequent orchestral appearances include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, originally as a CCM-CSO Fellow, as well as the Louisville Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic and others. Recent and upcoming appearances include a recital at Columbia University, debuts in San Francisco, Toronto, San Diego, and performances throughout North America and Europe.

For more information, visit anitagraef.com.


17 March 7:30 PM EDT

Shades of Green – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – Featuring Cellist Patrick Dexter and Others

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

The Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, has announced details of a St Patrick’s Day celebration of Irish-America, which he will host on evening of Wednesday 17 March, alongside Ireland’s Consuls General in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York & San Francisco.

Titled ‘‘Shades of Green’’, the program will feature performers from across America and Ireland, as well as more than a dozen exceptional Irish-Americans, who will reflect on the community’s history and traditions as well as the resilience we have shown in response to COVID-19. Alongside a special St Patrick’s Day message from Taoiseach Micheál Martin, the evening will include a poetic tribute to President Biden and a commemoration of those our community has lost over the past year.

Amongst the artists contributing to the celebration are Rosanne Cash, Eimear Noone, We Banjo 3, Kíla, Aoife O’Donovan, Jerron ‘‘Blind Boy’’ Paxton, Nora Brown with Megan Downes, Morgan Bullock, Gregory Harrington, Danielle Enblom, Aedin Moloney, Patrick Dexter and the Arturo O’Farrill Quartet.

The program will be broadcast on www.ireland.ie/usa from 7.30PM Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday 17 March. This webpage will go live a few days before the event.

To register your attendance and for further information, please sign up via Eventbrite. Questions may be directed to eventswashington@dfa.ie.


17 March 5:30 PM

Coyote Willow Perform at Worthy Brewing

Coyote Willow

Coyote Willow is an Americana band hailing from Bend, Oregon. This exciting artistic partnership joins Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello and the duo’s rich vocal harmonies, creating a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals. Their beautiful music with grit celebrates the magical rhythms of life.

Watch online via the Worthy Brewing Facebook page.


17 March 7:30 PM PDT

MusiConnect at Carthage CollegeOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

MusiConnect is a community-building initiative started by cellist Peter J. Thomas and drummer Steve Vorass.

MusiConnect “strives to bring people together during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating a safe performance space in different communities around the greater Milwaukee area,” according to Carthage officials.

“By building community, MusiConnect can help bring peace and camaraderie to a world that is so divided due to social injustice,” its organizers said. “Simply, music heals, connects us and is one of the greatest gifts of humanity.”

Thomas, an adjunct cello professor at Carthage, has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator and chamber musician. He frequently performs with the 414 Quartet, Frankly Music, Present Music and the Carthage Trio. Thomas was also the electric cellist playing in the award winning classical crossover indie rock band I’m Not A Pilot, which toured extensively across the Midwest from 2009-2016.


18 March 7:30 PM MST

Duo ParnasOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

“Duo Parnas is the critically acclaimed collaboration of two sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. This musical partnership established between sisters has captivated audiences across the globe in the world’s most prestigious music venues, festivals, recitals, and as soloists with countless orchestras,” according to a release.

Purchase tickets for $10.


18-23 March

Sarasota Orchestra – Bach: All in the Family: Cello Concerto in A Major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Cellist Natalie HelmOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 20 children during his lifetime, and it should come as no surprise that several of them blossomed into remarkable composers in their own rights. This program features music by two of his sons, as well as music by Johann himself. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was the 2nd oldest child and received rigorous keyboard and composition lessons from his father. His graceful Sinfonia in F Major was his first full symphonic work. Christopher Takeda and Jennifer Best Takeda, Associate and Assistant Concertmasters, combine forces in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. Frequently called Bach’s “Double Concerto”, the late Baroque masterpiece offers high energy music for the two soloists. Concluding the program is the Cello Concerto in A Major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann’s 5th child. Sarasota Orchestra Principal Cellist Natalie Helm will bring to life this treasured work, providing a lively conclusion to this tribute to a remarkable musical family.

Streaming tickets $10.

Purchase tickets here.


21 March 5 PM EDT

New England Conservatory Recital – Sebastian Mathias Ortega ’21 BM, Cello

  1. Henri Dutilleux | 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher

    Un poco indeciso – A tempo
    Andante sostenuto
    Vivace

  2. J. S. Bach | Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011

    Prelude
    Allemande
    Courante
    Sarabande
    Gavotte I, II
    Gigue

  3. Sergei Prokofiev | Sinfonia Concertante, op. 125

    Andante – Adagio
    Allegro giusto – Allegro assai
    Andante con moto – Vivace – Allegretto – Allegro marcato


22 March 7:30 PM PDT

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble – Cello Heaven with Nina Shekhar

Cellists Leighton Fong and Tanya Tomkins

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

Program

  • Nina ShekharCajón
  • Nina Shekharif these walls for Two Cellos WORLD PREMIERE
  • Clarice Assad – Excerpt from Lemuria (archive recording of world premiere)

Left Coast premieres Nina Shekhar’s if these walls, a newly commissioned cello duo written for Leighton Fong and Tanya Tomkins, and performs Nina’s solo cello piece Cajón. The Left Coast cellists will talk with the composer about the interpretation of if these walls, and discuss writing for the versatile cello. The evening will include an excerpt from Leighton and Tanya’s previous cello duo commissioning collaboration, Clarice Assad’s Lemuria for cellos, percussion, and cello choir.

Please join us after the concert for a live Q&A with the players and composer!

This event is free to join, with RSVP, but we ask you to consider making a donation of $25, or whatever you’re able.


23 March 7:30 PM GMT

Wigmore Hall – Cellist Steven Isserlis and Pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen

 Tuesday 23 March 2021 7:30PM Steven Isserlis

Program: Beethoven, Bloch, Bruch, Mendelssohn and Ravel

Watch live here.


23 March 7 PM CDT (available through 6 April)

Friends of Chamber Music – Cellist Zlatomir Fung and Pianist Dina Vainshtein

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 13 March

Photo: I-Jung Huang.

Concert and Interview
Program: Donizetti, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner opera arrangements and fantasies for cello and piano

Click here for more information and to make a reservation.



Online Programs and Events

Win a Year of Free Lessons!

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

ArtistWorks

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


Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM ET

The Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The 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.

 

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill. 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.


Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM ET

The Junior Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The 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.

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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.


6 March & 20 March

CELLO FELLOWS’ ZOOM ROOM

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Cello Fellow’s Zoom Room

No matter where you live or how long you’ve played the cello, you are welcome to join our cello fellowship online! We meet twice a month via Zoom to discuss, learn, play, stretch, and share all things cello.

CFZR sessions include:

– group-playing of Suzuki, Irish, Classical and Folk music

– warm-up exercises for both our bodies and for playing cello

– discussions of cello-related topics

– zoom games

– music theory and ear training

– masterclasses, for which you may choose to play or observe

– breakout rooms

– leadership opportunities

Visit the website for more information.


6 March – 17 April

The First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

CTM Classics

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 10:00 AM EST on the following dates:

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17

We highly recommend purchasing a copy of The First Hour book in advance of the course via CTM Classics, or a digital copy on Google Play Books.

Register here.


 8-26 March

Guided Practice Sessions — Mike Block

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26

Mike Block

Each daily session will feature 60 minutes of guided practice, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and follow-up. $100 per week or $250 total for all 3 weeks. For more information and to register, click here.


18 March, 1 April, 15 April 7:30 – 9:00 PM EDT

Orchestral Literacy – Instructor: Kirsten Lipkens

Whether you are a long-time symphony attendee or have limited exposure to classical music but are curious to learn more, this three-session class will give you a deeper appreciation of how an orchestra works, what a conductor does, how a score is interpreted, how composers use the building blocks of form and structure to develop a piece of music, and more. No prior music theory knowledge necessary to take these classes.

$25.00 per class, $60.00 for all three

Register here.


21 June – 16 July (Early bird registration ends 15 March)

VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Virtual Summer Cello Festival

Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.


14-18 June (Early bird registration ends 15 March. Application deadline 1 April.)

Cincinnati Young Artists Virtual Cello Academy: Session I

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 5 March

Cincinnati Young Artists Virtual Cello Academy: Session I

CYA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty are thrilled to announce that Richard Aaron (University of Michigan & the Juilliard School) Hans Jensen (Northwestern University & the Glenn Gould School), Melissa Kraut (Cleveland Institute of Music) & Tom Landschoot (Arizona State) will join them on the faculty for Session I!

For a full list of events and audition details, click here.


 20 March 12 PM – 6:30 PM EDT (registration closes 17 March)

UNH Cello Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week –

Festival Director Jacques Lee Wood

This half-day virtual festival will feature 4 workshops led by our renowned guest faculty. This year, we’re very excited to welcome Dr. Carol Ou (NYU Steinhardt School), Andrew Mark (Boston Conservatory), and Dorothy Braker (Aliento Chamber Players).

The festival will conclude with a live-streamed performance by festival director Jacques Lee Wood and Mathilde Handelsman (UNH piano faculty).

  • DATE: Saturday, March 20
  • TIME: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • WHERE: Online/Remote
  • COST: $40
  • For All Ages
  • Registration closes on March 17

For questions or more information, contact Jacques Lee Wood: jacques.wood@unh.edu

Register here.


 25 March

CELLISSIMO – The Cello Exhibition

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

CELLISSIMO – The Cello Exhibition

This exhibition will highlight the Galway Cello, a cello fashioned of timber grown in Co. Galway (concept by Philip Fogarty) for CELLISSIMO as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme and commissioned by Music for Galway from luthier Kuros Torkzadeh. It will document the creation of the cello from Galway sourced timber, and its connection to a classic 1710 Stradivarius Cello which once belonged to the Gore-Booth family of Lissadell House, Co.Sligo.

Other highlights of the exhibition include:

  • talk on the making of the Galway cello by Kuros Torkzadeh and Philip Fogarty
  • photographs of the making of the Galway Cello
  • short film featuring Adrian Mantu, of ConTempo String Quartet, playing Lamentatio by Giovanni Sollima on the Galway Cello
  • individual photographic portraits of Galway cellists playing the new cello
  • series of twelve shorts documenting the making of the cello
  • performance by contemporary cellist and curator Lucy Railton
  • photographs of the Galway Cello by Anita Murphy
  • The Skies are Empty – Yseult Cooper Stockdale and Philip Fogarty perform live from two locations

This is an online exhibition so please check back throughout the festival as events go live.


28 March 2 PM PDT

Cello Book Club Meeting via Zoom

For March, which is both Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month in the USA, we chose a book that our curators love: Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood by a mother-daughter team, Maureen and Leora O’Carroll.

We are excited to announce that Leora O’Carroll has agreed to talk with our book club online on 28 March 2021 at 2 PM PDT. Join our mailing list (at the bottom of our Cello Book Club page) to get Zoom details.

Read our review here.

Link to the discussion page for Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood.


 12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)

International Cello Institute

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

International Cello Institute

Click here to apply.


5 April 7 PM EDT

Wharton Arts Workshops – Tips For Making a Great Audition Video with Joe DeVico

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


15-18 April

Fiddle Hell Online

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Fiddle Hell

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.


23 April 4 PM EDT

Wharton Arts Workshops – NJYS Audition Excerpts Workshop

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


24 April

University of Wyoming Cello Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

UW Cello Festival

With distinguished guests:

Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min

Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney

Register here.


12-18 July

Chosen Vale International Virtual Cello Seminar

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 5 March

Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar

Offering a high-calibre educational and mentorship structure for exceptionally gifted artists, the seminar participants will have access to daily cello lessons, masterclasses, workshops in performance practice (baroque, classical, contemporary, and electroacoustic musics), corporeal wellness and individualized career development; as well as solo and chamber music instruction. With the ever-changing landscape of the music field, The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar is here to support a community of cellists ready to jump head-first into their artistry, bound with hope. The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar will provide daily lessons, ensemble coaching, masterclasses and workshops over the two-week course period. Led by Seth Parker Woods, the world-renowned artist faculty include:Anthony Arnone – Elinor Frey – Katinka Kleijn – Nick Photinos – Rhonda Rider – Seth Parker Woods

For more information, and to apply, visit the Chosen Vale website.



Previous Concerts Still Available

Available through 25 March

InFocus: Bonus Episode, Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Alisa Weilerstein

The Cleveland Orchestra presents a special solo recital performance of Alisa Weilerstein playing Bach’s complete cycle of Solo Cellos Suites recorded live at Severance Hall in January 2021. These six pieces, written from 1717-23 for Bach’s own use, were rediscovered in the 20th century to become one of the greatest and most-loved works for cello — showcasing a player’s artistry in a journey across a range and depth of emotions.

A monthly subscription to the streaming platform is $34.99.



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