Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
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 6:45 PM EST
Cellist Khari Joyner and Friends, at the 2021 Afro-Caribbean Arts Festival
On Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM, Dr. Khari Joyner, cellist, will perform an evening of Dvorak, Bach, and debut a new work by 20-year old former concertmaster of Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra, Kenneth Hills, Jr. Acclaimed musician and arts ambassador, Khari Joyner is one of the leading cellists of his generation. Dubbed by the New York Classical Review as one of the most exciting young musicians on the classical scene.
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.
19 February 9 PM EST
Up Close + Personal with Cellist Armen Ksajikian
Admired for his artistry and sense of humor, Armen Ksajikian joined LACO as associate principal cello in the 2001-02 season. He started out his professional career at age 12 with the Abkhazian State Philharmonic in the former Soviet Union.
19 February 5:30 PM CST
UNL Students Present “An Evening of Cello”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music cello professor, Dr. Karen Becker, invites everyone to enjoy virtual performances by talented young cellists from the Glenn Korff School of Music at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 live from Westbrook Recital Hall.
Repertoire for the evening will represent a wide variety of compositional styles, including the standard repertoire as well as two solo cello works written by living composers. Joshua Dowd, Alec Doyle, India Enter, Brett Lytle, Jocelyn Meyer, David Pira, Sam Stanley and Pierce Yates will present works by J.S. Bach, Edouard Lalo, David Popper, Sergei Prokofiev, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Cyrill Schürch and Giovanni Sollima.
View the free broadcast here.
20 February 4 PM EST (and 27 February)
Community Sound Healing – with Cellist Robin Lane
Nurture yourself this winter! Tune into body, mind, and spirit through the soothing sounds of the cello. These special winter afternoon gatherings are being offered as “self-guided, open practice time” with unique cello improvisations offered by Robin Lane. For the hour together, you are invited to practice what best supports you in the moment: come meditate, practice yoga, write or draw, move or dance freely, or lie down and rest. Let the sounds of the cello soothe your soul.
Suggested donation $20. The link is free for those for whom the donation proves difficult.
21 February 7 PM EST
Music Without Borders – Cellist Chanthoeun Varon Collins
“Music Without Borders,” a weekly music meditation show with pianist John Thomas that’s presented online by the Provincetown Theater, continues on Sunday, February 21st, 7 p.m., with classical cellist Chanthoeun Varon Collins. Watch at provincetowntheater.org; $15 suggested donation.
The stream will also be premiered on the Provincetown Theatre YouTube channel.
23 February 7 PM EST
i Cellisti! 2021 – a Beethoven Virtual Mini-Festival – Cleveland Cello Society
Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano
Performances will be live streamed from the BOP STOP at this link www.facebook.com/bopstop/live
Concerts are free, but donations encouraged. Remember, these two concerts are this year’s fundraiser for the CCS Scholarship Fund.
23 February 7:30 PM EST
Faculty Recital – Heidi Louise Williams, piano, and Greg Sauer, cello (UMA)
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Florida State University College of Music Professor of Cello Gregory Sauer and Associate Professor of Piano Heidi Louise Williamswill 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!
24 February 7:30 PM UST+0
Cellist David Waterman and Pianist Mishka Momen in Recital
The program includes the Mendelssohn cello sonata, Op. 4, and the Brahms cello sonata, Op. 38. Tickets are free.
25 February 3 PM EST
Cellist Marza Merophi Wilks in Recital
A performance by cellist Marza Merophi Wilks, presented in partnership with the Sphinx Organization.
Peruvian-born cellist Marza Merophi Wilks is based in Los Angeles, CA. The Juilliard graduate has toured with the Sphinx Virtuosi and has performed with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Lukes, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a featured soloist on the Grammy-Nominated album Ruggles, Stucky, & Harbison: Orchestral Works. Wilks has a strong passion for community engagement and shares her music with underrepresented communities. As a part of this mission, she founded the Peikko Quartet, a group of talented young Black and LatinX musicians.
Please help the NAC support artists. By making a donation with your registration, you contribute directly to the livelihood of our performers and presenters. The NAC will share 50% of all donations with the featured performer/presenter. The remaining 50% will support the NAC Artist Fellows program, helping to further the careers of up-and-coming artists.
Follow this link to register for the concert hosted on Zoom.
25 February 7:30 PM EST
Karen Ouzounian: In Motion 2/25 (Stream available through 28 February)
Cellist Karen Ouzounian approaches music-making with a deeply communicative and passionate spirit. In Motion is an exploration, through the lens of family history and solo cello, of the constant movement and evolution that comes with immigration. In this work the past is investigated and rediscovered, redefining the present.
Tickets are $15 including a live talk-back event online. Click here for more information.
26 February 7 PM CST
Concert Stream: SOUND/SITES – Seth Parker Woods, cello
$15 | Free for UChicago Students
Concert premieres at 7:00 pm CST on Friday, February 26 and will be available until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 28.
Monty Adkins:Winter Tendrils(2014/2020)
Nathalie Joachim:The Race: 1915(2019)
Alvin Singleton: Argoru II (1970)
Fredrick Gifford:Difficult Grace(2019)
Seth Parker Woods, artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago, has been called “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses a “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink” by The Guardian. In this streaming performance, Woods reflects on the unasbashed celebration of identities, acts of translation, the Great Migration, and the embodied Black and Brown experience in America, through the music of Fred Gifford, Nathalie Joachim, Monty Adkins, and Alvin Singleton.
Find tickets here.
26 February 7:30 PM GMT
Schumann and Strauss – Steven Isserlis and the Ulter Orchestra
Robert Schumann wrote his only cello concerto in Düsseldorf during a two week period in October 1850. His wife Clara loved the work, saying ‘The romanticism, the spirit, the freshness, the humour, and then the fascinating interweaving of the cello and orchestra – all this is truly thrilling. What’s more, the harmoniousness and profound feeling which fill all the songful passages!’.
Tickets are £10.
26 February 7 PM PST
Indigenous Cellist Cris Derksen
Internationally noted Indigenous cellist and composer Cris Derksen will be highlighted in a solo online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and available for viewing until April 9.
The concert will showcase her use of cello in combination with loop pedals and a drum machine, creating plaintive and catchy melodies which multiply and repeat over rhythms that alternately – and sometimes simultaneously – evoke powwow drumming, hip hop beats and techno mixes.
26 February – 7 March
2021 Northwest BachFest – Cellist Zuill Bailey
The 44th Annual Northwest Bach Festival, Zuill Bailey Artistic Director, presents BachFest Online performances featuring selections from J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello filmed in Spokane by Hamilton Studio in October 2020 featuring Triple Grammy Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey.
Tickets $25 per household.
27 February 2 PM EST
A Cellist at the Opera – Zlatomir Fung and Dina Vainshtein
Zlatomir Fung and Dina Vainshtein present a program of virtuoso cello arrangements of 19th-century operatic treasures. Three delightful fantasies by Piatti, and Servais, and Hainl, which all showcase the cello’s natural lyricism and versatility, are rounded out by a classic arrangement of Walter’s Prize Song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.
Program: Fantasie on themes from William Tell by G. Rossini, by Francois George Hainl Rimembranze del “Trovatore” di Verdi for cello and piano, by Alfredo Carlo Piatti Walther’s Prize Song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg by Richard Wagner, arr. for cello and piano
La Fille du Regiment, op 16 for cello and piano, by Adrien-Francois Servias
Tickets are $14.99.
27 February 8 PM EST
Recital: Gabriel Martins ’21 MM, Cello NEC
Gabriel Martins ’21 MM studies Cello with Laurence Lesser.
Gabriel Martins is the recipient of a scholarship made possible by the Gregor Piatigorsky Fund.
The program includes the first three Bach solo cello suites. Watch the free Livestream here.
27 February 7 PM EST
The PSO Goes Virtual For Its HOT MUSIC FOR A COLD NIGHT Gala – with Zuill Bailey, Pablo Ferrández, and Others
The Gala event is hosted by PSO’s Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, who brings together an impressive array of guest artists including cellist Pablo Ferrández, piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton, violin and cello duo Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanović, hip-hop percussionist Christylez Bacon, cello and piano duo Zuill Bailey and Natasha Paremski, composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, and the Signum Quartet. Between performances, co-chairs Yvonne Marcuse, Elizabeth Pepek, and Stephanie Wedeking interact with attendees through a live-chat feature. Funds raised from ticket sales and throughout the evening benefit the orchestra and its PSO BRAVO! education programs.
Tickets to the gala start at $125/access link. For tickets and information, call 609-497-0020 or visit princetonsymphony.org/support/gala.
28 February 4 PM GMT (Be a part of the performance on 19 February)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Presents RODDY’S REEL, BACK TO THE BEGINNING, and More
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group presents a filmed concert of works by British and Chinese composers performed by BCMG musicians Mark O’Brien (clarinet/bass clarinet), John Reid (piano), Colette Overdijk (violin) and Ulrich Heinen (cello). Recorded at BCMG’s home venue, CBSO Centre in Birmingham, the film will be released at 4pm on Sunday 28 February with tickets costing £10.
Visit the website to buy tickets and to see how you can take part in the pre-recorded performance on February 19. No musical experience required!
28 February 8 PM PST
Virtual Variety Show: OCA Winter Classic Featuring Dirty Cello
Online Programs and Events
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
25 February 7 PM EST
Learn to Play Cello Online | Facebook – Cellist Matt Genders
“I want to improve on cello but I don’t know where to start.”Learning the cello on your own can be overwhelming. I know- I’ve been there. I see so many people who become frustrated after spending hours on YouTube trying to find useful videos which provide either not enough information, or far too much information that you end up feeling even more overwhelmed.In a sea of videos, it can be easy to feel lost…I’ve got something new, exciting, and transformational here in February to share with you… listen up so you don’t miss out on this HUGE opportunity.In two weeks (February 25th at 7pm EST) I’ll be doing a LIVE masterclass and Q&A answering YOUR questions.I’m calling this masterclass ELEVATE and it is a free opportunity for you to discuss and diagnose any struggles you have on cello.If you have questions you want answered during this class list them HERE.
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.
27-28 February 4-8 PM CET
GREAT CELLO CONCERTOS and why we should question tradition. ALBAN GERHARDT
This Zoom presentation featuring Alban Gerhardt is given in English. Fee: 90 €. Register here.
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
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.
12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)
International Cello Institute
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 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)
Available through 24 February
Cellist Jonathan Swensen with Pianist Marianna Shirinyan
The February concert in Tri-County Concerts’ Emerging Artists Series features exciting young Danish cellist Jonathan Swensen performing folk-style music by Schumann, Ravel’s Habanera and Kaddish, and Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata with pianist Marianna Shirinyan. Watch this virtual concert anytime through February 24 on a pay-what-you-wish basis after free registration.
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