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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 15 January

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.

15 January 8 PM EST

Michael Peter Olsen Yearning Flow Album Release Show

Opening set by Zoon.

Click here to view the performance.

16 January 4 PM PST

The Cello Sings: An Afternoon Concert

Keshava and Karen share the music of Swami Kriyananda, on cello, keyboard, and guitar. This will be primarily instrumental music with an occasional vocal piece. If you have loved hearing the beautiful cello solo pieces during the streamed events of the last many months, dive deep into a full program of favorites, as well as some rarely heard pieces.

Click here to view the performance.

16 January 8 PM EST

South Florida Symphony Masterworks III – Zuill Bailey performs Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1

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Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.

Tickets: $45

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17 January 2:30 PM EST

Perlman Music Program Stires-Stark Alumni Recital series – Yi Qun Xu, cello

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Yi Qun Xu, Cellist. Photo: Jiyang Chen.

Cellist Yi Qun Xu has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States. A native of China, she says she was fascinated by the cello as a child. She studied at China’s Central Conservatory of Music, where she won multiple top prizes in Chinese national cello competitions.

After moving to the United States, she performed at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Marlboro Music Festival, and has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Tokyo Quartets.

Yi Qun Xu, a teacher, and director has been an active participant of Perlman Music Program and serves as a Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in New York City.

The Stires-Stark Family Foundation generously underwrites the series that showcases PMP’s amazing graduates, many of whom hold leadership positions among renowned orchestras and faculties.

Free event.

Click here to view the concert.

19 January 7:30 PM EST

Georgia College Guest Faculty Recital – Cellist Steven Taylor and Pianist Hue Jang

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A program of Beethoven, Schumann, and Barber.

The concert will be live-streamed on

Free concert, but $5 donation encouraged. Make your donation here.

For more information, email or call 478-445-8289.

21 January 7:30 PST (on-demand until 2/21/21)

Auburn Symphony – Lalo Cello Concerto in d minor, Cellist Brian Wharton, Guest Conductor Aram Demirjian

This is a broadcast of a performance that was recorded live in May 2016.

Soloist Brian Wharton grew up listening to his mother play Lalo’s Cello Concerto. They both love it for its romantic melodies and fiery passages and appreciate it for its effectiveness in building technique and stamina. Wharton performed this work with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra in May 2016. Enjoy again the lyricism and Spanish flavor of this powerful and emotional work.

Available until Sunday, 21 February 2021 at 8:30 PM PST.

Streaming link available soon. Check here for details:

Link to donate.

22 January Noon PST

Oregon State University – Music à la Carte: Anne Ridlington, Music for Cello (1915-1924)

Music a` la Carte (remote): Anne Ridlington, Music for Cello (1915-1924)

The program includes works by Hindemith, Reger, and Ysaÿe.

Anne Ridlington has been a frequent soloist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony. In 2010 Anne performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Rachelle McCabe, Jessica Lambert; Haydn’s C Major Concerto in 2014 and Bloch’s “Schelomo” in 2017. She is principal cello of the Eugene Symphony and a member of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony and often performs with the Corvallis Repertory Singers.

Free via Zoom. Password: cello

22 January 4:30 PST

Groupmuse – Ravel, Blues, & Bach – Violinist Josh Henderson and Cellist Julia Henderson

Johann Sebastian Bach – “IV. Sarabande” & “V. Gavotte I & II”, & “VI. Gigue” from Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – “III. Jettin’ Blues” from Blue/s Forms I
Jessie Montgomery – Rhapsody No. 1 for solo violin
Maurice Ravel – Sonata for Violin and Cello

Note from the Host: “We (Julia Henderson and Josh Henderson) thank you for ‘virtually’ joining us while we bring some Bach, Ravel, Taylor-Perkinson and Montgomery to your Friday evening!”

Tickets $10+, $3 reservation fee. RSVP required.

$10+ minimum payment to musicians, $3 reservation fee.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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23 January 7:30 PM MST

Boulder Phil – Zuill Bailey Performs Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Tickets $40/household. Click here for tickets and more information.

24 January 4 PM PST

Gold Coast Virtual Concert – 2LOW+: Cellist Amos Yang and Bassist Charles Chandler and Friends


2LOW, San Francisco Symphony cellist Amos Yang and bassist Charles Chandler, will perform music by Handel, Bottesini, and Rossini.  Special guests, soprano Isabel Yang and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi constitute the “+” in the title, “2LOW+.”

Single tickets $20-30. Series tickets are $120.

Purchase tickets here or by calling (925) 283-3728.

24 January 3 PM and 8 PM EST

Saugerties Pro Musica – Ekstasis Duo

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This is a program of music by women composers performed by cellist Natasha Farny and pianist Eliran Avni, the Ekstasis Duo. The program includes pieces by Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Ethel Smyth, Alma Mahler, and more.

Natasha Farny, cellist, has distinguished herself as a talented artist of significant versatility, sensitivity, and experience. An accomplished soloist, Farny has performed with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and several orchestras throughout New York State.

Eliran Avni, pianist, won first prize in both the Clairmont and Rachmaninoff Competitions at the age of 16. Hailed as “The new hope of Israeli music” by Ma’ariv, he made his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 17.

Click here for more information.

Watch on Lighthouse TV.

31 January 2 PM

An die Musik – Amit Peled Bach Cello Suites 5 and 6

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Cellist Amit Peled will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites 5 and 6.

Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.

Tickets $12

Click here for tickets and more information.

Online Programs

16-17 January

Benedetti Foundation announces New Year Sessions

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Screenshot from the Virtual Sessions. The Strad.

There are programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced string players, adults, and students. All programs are given via Zoom this year.

There will also be some mini-sessions in March.

17 January 1-6 PM EST

2021 CYA Online Cello Intensive

Cincinnati Young Artists is pleased to invite cellists from all over the world to join us for a one day workshop. Preeminent pedagogues Richard Aaron, Natasha Brofsky & Melissa Kraut will present 4 hours of technique classes and seminars for advanced cellists. Also included is a panel discussion with Dr. Sarah Kim, Ted Nelson and Alan Rafferty.

  • For advanced high school, college, and post-grad cellists
  • Classes will be recorded and archived for 1 week after the Institute (view only)
  • Fee: $110

Click here to register and for more information.

1 – 6 March (registration closes 15 February)

Nice Conservatoire – Flute and Cello Masterclass with Wally Hase, flute, and Jan Vogler, cello 

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3 August – 6 September (registration open now, places limited)

Cello Classics Summer Course 2021Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 9 January

Raphael Wallfisch and Sebastian Comberti lead this ever popular course for advanced cellists.

Now in its 8th Year, the course takes place in the stunningly beautiful setting of Tereglio, in the Garfagna hills north of Lucca in Tuscany.

Masterclasses, ensemble playing, alongside walking in the hills, and eating wonderful food in local restaurants.

In 2021 we are joined by Elizabeth Wallfisch, who will talk and give advice on ‘Practising Safe Practice’.

Course website.

Your Turn

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.