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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 October

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.

For even more concert listings, here’s a Classic FM concert round-up.


23 October (See Times below)

Yo-Yo Ma Honors UN with Live Virtual Concert

Live Session 1 – 23 October 8:00 AM EST (evening in Asia, Australia & Oceania)

Live Session 2 – 23 October at 2:00 PM EST (evening in Europe, Africa & the Middle East)

Live Session 3 – 23 October 8:00 PM (evening in the Americas)

Yo-Yo Ma honors the 75th anniversary of the UN’s creation with a special musical event inspired by the simple belief that we must work together to build the world we need. The superstar cellist, who is a United Nations Messenger of Peace, performs in three parts live from Boston, presenting a program that weaves in musical and video creations by artists from around the world. Together, their work reminds us of the values we share, the common challenges we face, and the hope that we can find solutions together.

Tickets are $9.90 and grant access to all three live events plus 48 hours of on-demand viewing.

Note that each live session is the same program. Click on the link above to purchase a ticket to whichever one works best for you, but tune in to any of them on October 23.

Click here for more information on Yo-Yo Ma’s website.


23 October 2 PM EDT

Amit Peled: Beethoven’s 250th Celebration – Livestream Concert

Amit Peled and Noreen Polera

Amit Peled, cello
Noreen Cassidy-Polera, piano

Program – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata No. 3 in A Major, op. 69 (1807-8)
Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1 (1815)

Tickets: $7
Donations are welcomed.
The link will be revealed to you 15 minutes before the show and will remain active through Oct 29

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.


23 October 7:30 PM  EDT (through 25 October 9:30 PM

The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Presents: An Evening with Cellist Joshua Roman

Cellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 17 October

A true Renaissance man, Joshua’s exciting program will include not only Baroque favorites but new music by female composers and some of his own compositions!

Household tickets: $25

Purchase tickets here.

Click here to view the program.


24 October 8:30 PM EDT

Mike Block – Livestream Concert Featuring Solo Arrangements of Songs from His New Album: The Edge of the AtmosphereCellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 17 October

Free. YouTube and Facebook Live starting at 8:30 PM EDT.

His new album, The Edge of the Atmosphere, is available for purchase here.


26 October CDT

Arts Council Oklahoma City Presents: Jose Palacios, CellistCellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 17 October

Jose Palacios began his studies in violoncello at the age of twelve in 2002. He completed his Bachelors’s degree in music performance at Southern Nazarene University. Palacios has been teaching cello since 2006. From 2006 to 2008, he worked with middle school cellists and orchestras in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. A versatile performer, Palacios has participated in numerous symphonies, orchestras, and jazz bands.

Watch the live stream on ACOKC’s Facebook page.


28 October 7-8 PM CET

Pierre Fontenelle, cello – Festival Chapel for Europe

Pierre Fontenelle will put into perspective traditional music for cello and Bach’s Suites. By juxtaposing these pieces with some of them, we rediscover the popular character of baroque dance suites!

Free. Register here.


29 October 7 PM EDT

A Special Evening with Cellist Julian Schwarz and Pianist Marika Bournaki

Cellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 October

“What excites us most about this recital is the chance to meet Julian’s incredibly talented wife, pianist Marika Bournaki. Julian and Marika have performed extensively as recitalists around the world, and this will be their Toledo debut as a duet. They also happen to be newlyweds, so this performance will give us a chance to celebrate their recent marriage.”


Schumann – Fantasy Pieces
Brahms – E Minor Sonata
Korngold – Much Ado About Nothing Suite
Bloch – Meditation Hebraique
Chopin – Introduction and Polonaise Brillante

Online Tickets: $19.99

Purchase tickets here.


30 October 12 Noon EDT

Live Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello

Cellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 October


Prepare to relax and join The Wong Janice on this weekly 45-minute journey of deep cello pieces aligned with the 7 major chakras that will leave you feeling more open and calm. The performance is a live interpretation of pieces from her 10-day Insight Timer course: Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello. This event is hosted in collaboration with the meditation app Insight Timer.

You can participate via a web browser or you can download the Insight Timer App for easy access on a mobile device.

This is a free event, but if you wish to make a donation, you can do that here.

Other Cello Events: Online Festivals, Masterclasses, and Courses

Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.


23 October – 1 November

CelloBello Audition Preparation Workshop

Whether you are a high school student planning ahead for upcoming undergraduate auditions, a seasoned teacher looking to help prepare your students, or a parent seeking audition guidance for their child, this workshop is designed to give you tools to demystify the conservatory and music school audition process and to help you play a fantastic audition for the school of your dreams.

Different levels of participation available.

Get more information and the link to sign up here.


24 October 2:45 PM EDT

The Center for Gifted Young Musicians Master Class Series: Master Class with Marcy Rosen, cellist

Cellos in the News: Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 17 October

Observer Tickets $5

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


5-8 November – Register NOW

Fiddle Hell Online – Fiddle Workshops, Concerts, and Jams for Cellists (and fiddle, mandolin, guitar, old-time banjo, voice, and more)

Fiddle Hell Festival

Ever wanted to learn how to play fiddle music on the cello? Want to learn how to jam with fiddlers? This is a great opportunity. Those who like to listen rather than play can register to attend the concerts and jams.

There are four different levels of difficulty:

Fiddle Hell Online workshops and jams are intended for beginners, low and high intermediates, and advanced players. Please understand that Fiddle Hell Online workshops are not oriented to novices who are new to their main instrument and can’t play any tunes yet. Of course, even if you’re a newbie, you can still listen to concerts and jams, or sit in on an online workshop.

Price: $150, discounts for kids, young adults, and seniors

Click here to register.

Click here for more information, including the schedule, the list of instructors, tune lists, and more.


5 December 2020 – 16 January 2021 – Register NOW

First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled

We highly recommend this is a seven-week course with international soloist and pedagogue Amit Peled. We will be featuring this course in an article next month. This course is for students, teachers, and advanced amateurs. Feeling stuck in your playing? This course is for you.

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!

Q&A for 15 minutes at the end of each session.

Fee: $440, discount available to current and former Peabody Institute students, and former First Hour and Amit Peled Online Cello Academy students

Click here to register and learn more.

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.