Online Performances and Talks
Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
For even more concert listings, here’s a Classic FM concert round-up.
1-30 November – Check the Schedule for Days and Times
Festival Brikcius – 9th Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague
You are invited to the Festival Brikcius – the 9th chamber music concert series in Prague, that was held annually under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1 and organized as a part of international Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
The 9th annual festival will feature Czech cellist František Brikcius, cellist and poet Anna Brikciusová, composer and organist Irena Kosíková and siblings cello chamber ensemble Duo Brikcius. For further information, visit http://Festival.Brikcius.com .
Festival Brikcius forms part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, which commemorate the legacy of Jewish journalist, musician Daniel Pearl, brutally murdered by group of terrorists for defending freedom of speech. For more details about the Festival Brikcius, visit the websites http://Festival.Brikcius.com and http://www.FaceBook.com/FestivalBrikcius .
Donations appreciated: https://www.paypal.me/Brikcius
Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott: “Songs of Comfort and Hope”
Playing live from Taiwan, Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott share songs of comfort and hope, bringing together traditional and new takes on familiar works from Europe, Asia and the Americas to offer solace and connection in a time of anxiety and isolation.
- 1. Wu Tong: Far Away Mountain
- 2. Schumann: Stücke im Volkston Op.102
- 3. Harry Sdraulig: Fantasia on Waltzing Matilda
- 4. Caroline Shaw: Shenandoah
- 5. Britten: The Last Rose of Summer
- 6. Kreisler: Londonderry Air
- 7. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
- 8. Wu Tong: Rain Falling from the Roof (檐头雨)
- 9. De Falla: Siete Canciones
- 10. Violeta Parra (arr Calandrelli): Gracias a la vida
- 11. Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Stream available to watch for 36 hours.
14 November 7 PM EST Concert, 8 PM Meet the Artist
Dumbarton Concerts – Notes from Home Series: “Bach Listening Room” with Cellist Matt Haimovitz
Praised by The New Yorker as “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance,” cellist Matt Haimovitz lends fresh perspective to familiar repertoire, champions new music, initiates inventive collaborations, and creates innovative projects for the recording room and stage. Bach Listening Room is a continuation of Haimovitz’s lifelong exploration of Bach’s solo cello suites and works inspired by their scope and architecture.
Tickets are $26.
15 November 5 PM, Pre-Concert Talk at 4:30 PM
Musica Viva NY – “Bachmaninoff: Spirituality and Beauty in Bach and Rachmaninoff”
The program will features songs for voice and piano by Rachmaninoff including “Vocalise,” “As Fair as Day in Blaze of Noon,” “Oh, Stay my love, forsake me not!,” “The Lilacs,” and “When Silent Night Doth Hold Me.” Soloists include Erik Anstine, Shabnam Abedi, James Dargan, Chloë Schaaf, Nathan Siler, and Jianing Zhang.
The songs will alternate with movements from the Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010 for solo cello by J.S. Bach. The program will then conclude with a performance of “Bogoroditse Devo” from Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” featuring the entire choir.
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will perform at the piano with Alan Richard appearing on the cello.
15 November 5 PM EST
A HIPP Cellist’s Look at Bach’s Cello Suites
Tempesta di Mare cellist Eve Miller considers Bach’s iconic cello suites from an historically informed performance practice vantage point
By comparing Bach’s 18th-century manuscripts to modern editions, looking at historical gear, and considering dance forms and bow articulations, this talk by Tempesta di Mare cellist Eve Miller will expand your hearing of one of the treasures of the baroque era.
15 and 19 November 7 PM PST
Music at Kohl Mansion – Beethoven 250 Celebration: Cellist Amit Peled with Pianist Noreen Polera
- Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
- Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102
Music at Kohl is honored to showcase Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, educator, author and recording artist Amit Peled. With distinguished pianist Noreen Polera, Peled performs two of the five Beethoven Cello Sonatas, celebrating the composer’s upcoming 250th birthday.
A musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, Amit Peled is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.
The broadcast will include an interview with Amit Peled and commentary on the works by musicologist Kai Christensen.
17 November Noon CST
Racine Symphony Orchestra 2020 Artist-in-Residence Community Performance by Cellist Joshua Zajac
Zajac began cello in his elementary school in Downers Grove, Ill. He was preceded by his older brother at the same instrument, receiving the cello with great excitement and anticipation. Zajac obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
In Chicago, Zajac established his career as a private teacher. He amassed a studio of young students while frequenting Downtown Chicago for various projects of playing progressive styles of music with a string quartet and guitar duo. Programs like MusicNow with the Chicago Symphony and Contempo at the University of Chicago kept Zajac engaged in performing chamber music at the highest level within the modern scene. His highlights include attending the Tanglewood Festival as a scholarship fellow and performing Don Quixote as soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a yearlong project provisioned with personal tutelage by Yo-Yo Ma.
The performance will be held on the RSO YouTube Channel.
17 November 7:00 PM EST
Live from Columbia – Pop-Ups Concert: Mariel Roberts, cello
For this solo recital, the gifted cellist Mariel Roberts performs a diverse and thrilling program, including one of her own compositions and excerpts from the beloved sixth Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.
18 November 12:15 CST
Virtual Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts – Andrew Byun, Cello and Victor Asuncion, Piano
- Robert Schumann – Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
- Germaine Tailleferre – Berceuse
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2
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 November 5 PM MST
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra – Cellist Astrid Schween in Performance and Conversation
Welcome back Juilliard String Quartet cellist Astrid Schween for an evening of performance and conversation. Ms. Schween entranced us with her performance of the Elgar Cello Concerto last year, and we leapt to our feet in applause! Hosted by Maestro Michael Butterman, we are excited for this virtual encore.
Hosted by Michael Butterman
5:00pm Gather on Zoom
5:30pm Event start
Events last approximately one hour from start time
Tickets $30, Zoom login information will be shared with ticket purchasers.
18 November 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST
The Chicago Artists Workshop Presents: Justin Roberts and Anna Steinhoff
Jam with your kids to a live-streamed concert as family favorite Justin Roberts performs his new album, Wild Life, with cellist Anna Steinhoff.
For nearly 20 years, Justin Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives, helping kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up while allowing parents to remember their own childhoods.
On the other end of the musical spectrum, Anna Steinhoff specializes in baroque cello and viola da gamba, in addition to the modern cello. She is principal cellist of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and is a member of the Haymarket Opera Company, Third Coast Baroque, Wayward Sisters and Second City Musick.
Event Cost: $20 per household or pay what you wish.
19 November 7 PM EST
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art – A Social Conversation with Performance: Cellist Ismail Akbar
Join ATHICA for a special event in which music, conversation, and reflection explore our social connections.
Music and the arts cannot only be simple entertainment. This event wants to connect music, communication, education, and cultures. Today more than ever, music has to be seen as a way to outreach, change, provide education, and create a better society.
The event will begin with an informal dialogue between two professional musicians. While musicians usually silently perform their music, the curator wanted to create an event that shows how important it is to have a dialogue and share more than just music.
Cellist Ismail Akbar, will perform music for cello solo, and will conclude the event with a short masterclass where he will show how we learn and teach music. Guest student Olivia Duever will perform an excerpt from Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto.
19 November 7 PM PST
Cal Performances – Cellist David Finckel and Pianist Wu Han
Beethoven: The Five Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Get ready for cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han’s marathon program of the complete Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano — monumental works in the repertoire but also significant artistic touchstones for these amazingly gifted interpreters, a husband-and-wife duo who have been playing them together for more than 25 years. These sonatas are like a small tropical island in this mad mad world. There’s peace and calm while listening, and the best way to spend quality time with yourself and your household.
Tickets for Finckel & Han are valid for both premieres, November 12 and November 19. A single video featuring the complete set of all five sonatas, as well as artist commentary, will be available on-demand from Friday, November 13, 2020, until Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Thursday, November 12, 7pm (PST)
Beethoven/Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1
Beethoven/Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven/Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Thursday, November 19, 7pm (PST)
Beethoven/Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Beethoven/Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2
19 November 7:30 PM PST
Seattle Symphony: Works of Beethoven and Sorey, with Cellist Seth Parker Woods
MacArthur genius grant winner, Tyshawn Sorey, premieres his new work with cellist Seth Parker Woods and the Seattle Symphony.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, Sorey premieres a new work for cello and orchestra, “For Roscoe Mitchell,” online with a 35-member edition of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Like his Earshot appearance, the new piece is part of what was projected as a four-pronged artist-in-residence stint, but due to COVID-19, the two other parts have not been realized.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra with Seth Parker Woods, cello, in a world premiere of “For Roscoe Mitchell,” by Tyshawn Sorey. Also, Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and “Testament,” by Brett Dean. David Robertson, conductor.
To watch online: seven-day trial, free; monthly pass, $12.99; annual pass, $120 (no individual concert tickets). Concert available online through Nov. 26.
19 – 23 November 8 PM SAST
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Bach Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor with Gabriele von Dürckheim (flute) and string quintet Elgar Cello Concerto with Peter Martens (cello) and string quintet Beethoven Symphony no 2 arranged by the composer himself for piano trio – (Albie van Schalkwyk (piano), Suzanne Martens (violin) and Eddie McLean (cello)
This is a chance to hear repertoire as you may never have heard it before – with a string quintet.
Tickets from R100
20 November 7:30 EST and 22 November 4 PM EST
Pegasus Early Music and NYS Baroque – Beiliang Zhu, baroque cello
Award-winning cellist Beiliang Zhu plays an unusual all-Bach program which includes a violin partita played on 5-string cello and the G Major cello suite.
21 November 6 PM MST
NMPhil Now! Cello & Piano Bravura
Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță returns to the New Mexico Philharmonic, bringing all the passion and fire we remember from his NMPhil debut. Winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Andrei has been heralded as “a cellist of superb skill, musical imagination, and [having] a commitment to music of our time.” (Gramophone)
- Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
- Chausson Pièce, Op. 39
- Bartók Six Romanian Folk Dances
24 November 7:30, Available through 7 December
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Art of Interpretation Series: Cellist Nicholas Canellakis and Pianist Michael Brown
The Art of Interpretation is a series dedicated to showcasing how artists interpret specific musical passages in a selection of repertoire. With a combination of lecture and performance elements, the programs give audiences a sense of the artists’ process as they prepare to perform a piece of music.
On November 24, pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis discuss and perform Grieg’s Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano.
Tickets $13 each or 3 for $30, free for students
Other Cello Events: Online Masterclasses and Courses
Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
20 November 4:30 AST
Dalhousie University – Cello Masterclass and Q&A With Amit Peled, The Mr. Miyagi of the Cello
The Dalhousie Chamber Music Residency Program welcomes internationally renowned musicians for short residencies. This program inspires through chamber music coachings, masterclasses, open rehearsals, and career advice. This year’s residency will consist of virtual masterclasses and Q&A’s with the guest artists. The Director of the Chamber Music Residency is Leonardo Perez.
Zoom Webinar: https://bit.ly/32bgZGF
5 December 2020 – 16 January 2021 – Register NOW
First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled
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!
Q&A for 15 minutes at the end of each session.
Fee: $440, discount available to current and former Peabody Institute students, and former First Hour and Amit Peled Online Cello Academy students
Let us know about your favorite online events and concerts in the comments below. Have an event or concert you’d like listed? Please get in touch.