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
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.”
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.
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
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.
28 January 12:05 PM PST
UC Davis Department of Music, a Shinkoskey Noon Concert – Members of Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
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
29 January 7:30 EST, Available through 1 March
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)
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.
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
Good luck, everyone!
30 January 7 PM PST, Available through 6 February 11:59 PM PST
Chamber Music Northwest – Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan: The Singing Cello
“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.
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.
2 February 7 PM EST (Available through 16 February)
Orchester symphonique de Montréal – Alisa Weilerstein: Shostakovich Concerto No. 2
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.
2 February 8 PM CST
Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital – Cellist Cora Swenson Lee
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!
31 January 8 PM GMT
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.
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.)
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