Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
22 August 10:30 AM AEST
Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Sensory Concert
Sensory Concerts® is the brainchild of Grace Kim: a concert pianist and a mother with a fierce determination to make quality music accessible to all, without fear of social judgement. When her oldest son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, she noticed there was a lack of live high-quality concert opportunities for families with sensory and additional needs, commonly associated with Autism, ADHD, physical and intellectual disabilities.
In 2017, she piloted her first Sensory Concerts® – with small numbers, various sensory-friendly seating options, retreat space, freedom of movement, and onsite therapist support. The music is designed to calm the senses and contain elements that are known to be attractive to those on the Autism spectrum. Performed by acclaimed musicians, patrons could experience “Opera House” standard performances up close and personal.
The concerts are designed to satisfy both first-timers and seasoned concert goers alike…
COVID pandemic has paused all their concert activities, so we take this opportunity to bring you their most popular program presented by creative director Grace Kim, joined by cellist Teije Hylkema (Principal Cello, Opera Australia Orchestra) and Kees Boersma (Principal Double Bass, Sydney Symphony Orchestra).
Tickets are $24.00 AUD. Visit the website for program and ticket information.
22 August 11 AM EEST
Andrei Ioniță in recital
Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță, first prize winner in the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition presents a recital at the end of a week of masterclasses in Romania. Click here to view the livestream.
22 August 7 PM BST
BBC Proms – The Kanneh-Mason Family
Author Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and starry musical friends for this special Family Prom. Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals – a musical menagerie packed with braying donkeys, energetic kangaroos, a serene swan and an aquarium of glinting fish – gets a fresh update in witty new poems by Morpurgo.
Visit the BBC Proms website for ticket information.
26 August 7 PM PDT
Trinity United Methodist Candlelight Concert: Pamela Roberts and Sheila Harwood Present: Cello and Piano Duo
The music for the concert will be mostly lighter, summery fare, including works by Couperin, Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Vaughn Williams, Copeland, Schumann, and a little Rachmaninoff for the romantics.
Sheila and Pamela have chosen OlyCAP as the charity to receive half of donations for this concert. The mission of OlyCap is to help people build resilient communities by providing equitable access to solutions and opportunities. OlyCAP provides housing assistance, energy assistance and general assistance.
The concert will be live-streamed here. You will find the link for ways to donate at this link, too.
Click here to learn more about the artists.
31 August 7:30 PM EDT
Northwestern State University Faculty Recital, Cellist Paul Christopher
Cellist Paul Christopher of Northwestern State University will be joined by keyboard faculty members Chialing Hsieh, Daniel Ley and John Price in a program of French music on Tuesday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m…
Christopher will play Gabriel Faure’s “Elégie,” “Romance in A Minor” and “Sérénade” accompanied by Price and “Sonata in D major for cello and piano” by Vincent D’Indy accompanied by Hsieh. He will also play Darius Milhaud’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano” accompanied by Ley.
Watch the free livestream here.
Online Programs and Events
2021 Global Musician Workshop
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.
Midcoast Maine Adult Amateur Cello Workshop
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.
an intensive practice/study vacation for busy adults in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.
We all learn from each other!
BRUCE UCHIMURA, cello
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.
27 August 6 PM CET
Mastering the Bow
The Online Cello Academy presents a free Facebook live masterclass to all cellists. Join their Facebook group to gain access to the live masterclass.
6 September – 25 October
Comprehensive Orchestral Audition Preparation
Designed to dramatically advance the skills you need to play your best under pressure in the unpredictable world of orchestral auditions. COAP is the only audition preparation intensive that combines continuous one-on-one feedback at the highest level with an energizing studio dynamic in one course.
Auditions require technical competency, instrumental athleticism, ability to sound beautiful and effortless under intense pressure, laser focus, calm mind, and preparation for unexpected hurdles. Costs of airfare, hotels, meals, lessons, cancelled work, and other lost performance opportunities mean you want to maximize your potential for success when committing to an audition.
COAP will give you the experiential training needed to succeed at your audition while working with your existing schedule.
Our unique program offers the highest level of one-on-one personal feedback from musicians who have successfully navigated the audition process in front of and behind the screen. We fully utilize a highly energized studio-like environment providing feedback through numerous peer trials that will illustrate your current and potential capabilities. Demonstrating how implementing and consolidating the feedback you receive from COAP teachers and peers will prepare you for the rigorous audition process.
Visit the COAP website for registration information.
19-23 January (29 November application deadline)
International Instrument-making Competition (Cello)
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
August 14, 28 11 AM – 12 PM EDT
The Junior 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
Harmony, Cipher, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales and Fingering Patterns
Rhythmic Harmonic Base
(+54 9 11) 5150-3805
Cello Yoga with Mea the Creative Cellist
Journaling With Cello For Grounding & Positivity
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
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!
Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 31 October 2021
DWB (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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