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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 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.

23 January 2 PM and 7:30 PM EST

Brevard Symphony Orchestra – Cellist Francisco Vila: Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major

Cellist Francisco Vila

For starters, the familiar Signature Six Series features concerts at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 that showcase Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila and Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 1.” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7,” rumored to have been the great composer’s fave, is also part of the program. The evening begins with Beethoven’s dramatic “Egmont Overture.”

Donation of $10 or more to watch the performance. 

23 January 7:30 PM EST

Reading Symphony Orchestra – Virtually Unstoppable

Cellist Robert deMaine: Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107, 

This concert will feature cello soloist Robert deMaine, Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic along with RSO Music Director Andrew Constantine conducting the Reading Symphony Orchestra.


  • Rossini: Overture to “La Scala di Seta” The Silken Ladder
  • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 – Robert deMaine, Cello
  • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 Italian

This concert is free.

Click here to watch the concert.

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

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 15 January


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.

28 January 12:05 PM PST

UC Davis Department of Music, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert – Members of Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Photo by Bonnie Rae Mills.

Matilda Hofman, viola and UC Davis lecturer in music
Leighton Fong, cello
Allegra Chapman, piano


  • Craig Walsh: Pipeline Burst Cache for Solo Cello and Tape
    animation by Maria Fong
  • Betsy Jolas: Music To Go for Viola and Cello
  • Jörg Widmann: Duo for Violin and Cello
  • Ross Bauer: Pas de Deux for Viola and Cello
    Bauer is a professor emeritus of the Department of Music at UC Davis
  • Peter Tornyai: fiori sfiorati for solo cello
  • Melinda Wagner: Romanze with Faux Variations (Piano Trio No. 2)

Free, online-only via YouTube.

29 January 7 PM EST. Available through 5 February

ArtWorks@TheDJD – Cellist Hellen Weberpal: Cello in 3 Movements

This performance is part of a series at the DJD Theater.

Each artist has partnered with the DJD Theater production team, DJD General Manager John Manzelli and filmmaker Myles Cain to create a short film of their work that will be available on the ASFA website for free.

Hellen Weberpal is a cellist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Cahaba River Strings.
This work is an intersection of the rhythm of music and the human body as they meet and explore Alabama nature. A cello piece in three movements composed with corresponding rock climbs done by the musician.

Sponsored by Birmingham Investment Group and Publix Super Market Charities

Click here to watch the performance and get more information.

29 January 7:30 EST, Available through 1 March

Virtual Front Row – Amit Peled with Ismael Guerrero: A Baltimore Dance with Sculptures

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)

Click here for tickets and more information.

29 and 30 January 8 PM CST and 31 January 2:30 PM CST

Houston Symphony – Cellist Brinton Averil Smith: Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major

Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith takes center stage for Haydn’s lyrical and virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 2, and the Houston Symphony performs Beethoven’s lighthearted Symphony No. 8 and Miguel Farías’s El Color del Tiempo.

Tickets for the online performance are $20.

Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

30 January 7 PM EST

Sphinx Competition Junior and Senior Division Finals

The 2021 Competition Concert includes:

  • Performance by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the unique all Black and Latinx ensemble
  • The nation’s finest young musicians competing for the first place $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith prize (Senior Division)
  • Real-time voting for Audience Choice Award winners, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Click here to learn more about this year’s Semi-Finalists, including four cellists.

Good luck, everyone!

Click here to watch.

30 January 7 PM PST, Available through 6 February 11:59 PM PST

Chamber Music Northwest – Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan: The Singing Cello

Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan

“Technically flawless and deeply expressive” (The New York Times), Alisa Weilerstein makes the cello sing as if it were her own voice. Weilerstein is known for her commanding performances of the classics of the cello repertoire. Renowned pianist Inon Barnatan joins her for this dynamic performance program featuring Manuel de Falla’s Spanish folk-inspired Suite Populaire Espagnole, and Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Cello Sonata.

This concert was professionally recorded in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, CA.

Click here for tickets and more information.

31 January 2 PM

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

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.

2 February 7 PM EST (Available through 16 February)

Orchester symphonique de Montréal – Alisa Weilerstein: Shostakovich Concerto No. 2

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Maestro Rafael Payare

Discover the musical world of Rafael Payare in a program imbued with intimacy and sharing, featuring one of his favourite works: Dvořák’s Symphony no. 7, among the composer’s masterpieces.  The program also includes Mediodía en el Llano by the Venezuelan composer Estévez, and Shostakovich’s introspective Concerto no. 2, performed by renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Maestro Payare’s life partner.

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.

2 February 8 PM CST

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital – Cellist Cora Swenson Lee

Online Programs

28-30 January

SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY21
Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY will offer a dynamic, engaging virtual experience during Jan. 28-30, 2021.

Register now for the fifth annual epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity. The online convening will celebrate and empower leadership as we welcome hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, educators, funders, diversity advocates, and administrators for this transformative experience!

Click here to visit the website.

Click here to register and get more information.

31 January 8 PM GMT

Life Death and Cellos by Isabel Rogers book cover

Join us for our very first Cello Book Club meeting! Can’t make it but want to ask a question? Send us your questions ahead of time.

This month you can enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the Stockwell Park Orchestra trilogy from Isabel Rogers!

The book club is free to join, but we welcome donations.

Enter the giveaway and join the book club discussion here.

Join the book club mailing list for more information. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to join the list or simply contact us and request to be added.)

Your Turn

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