Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
25 June 7 PM PDT
Oregon Bach Festival: Bach Listening Room – Matt Haimovitz
Praised by The New Yorker as a “remarkable virtuoso” who “never turns in a predictable performance,” Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses, and any other place where passionate music can be heard. The “ferociously talented cellist” (The New York Times) brings a fresh ear to the familiar repertoire of Bach Suites II and VI, as well as new pieces from David Sanford and Luna Pearl Woolf.
Matt Haimovitz, cello
26 June 7 PM EDT
Lullabies – An Evening of Music for Cello and Organ – Jonathan Simmons, cello – Catie Moyer, organ
On Saturday, June 26, at 7:00 pm EDT Westminster Presbyterian Church will host Lullabies, An Evening of Music for Cello and Organ. This free concert will feature Jonathan Simmons on cello and Catie Moyer on organ. Come join us for an evening of beautiful music!
26 June – 3 July
CM Detroit On-Demand Week featuring Zuill Bailey, Nicholas Mariscal, and others
A week-long opportunity for on-demand access to 6 concerts by world-class artists from our CameraMusic Premium Series. Get access at no cost thanks to the generosity of our CameraMusic supporters and patrons.
HOW TO WATCH?
Register through the “Get Access” button above ($0 cost; donation optional).
You will receive an email confirmation – save it! (This is your access to all the concerts.)
Anytime from June 26 – July 3, 2021 you can click on the “Access Online Event“ button on your email confirmation to watch all 6 concerts.
Watch in full-screen mode and turn on the sound for best experience. Enjoy!
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27 June 7:30 PM EDT
STARTING A NEW LIFE: A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER with CELLIST YO-YO MA
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins the Watertown Citizens Refugee Support Group in support of the group’s vital work assisting refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants from all over the world as they seek to start a new life in our local communities. A working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, Refugee Support efforts include educational activities, cultural celebrations, film festivals, clothing drives, legislative work, and direct financial, social and emotional support of individuals and families in need.
Sign up here for your free ticket : benefitoffice.org/wcpand on the day of the event, you will receive a link to the livestream event!
When you click on the above link, you will also see an option to donate. This is not obligatory when signing up, but is helpful if you are not free that evening. There will also be an opportunity to donate at the event. For preferred non-electronic donation, you can mail a check to Watertown Citizens, P.O. Box 1194, Watertown, MA 02471-1194. Be sure to note somewhere on the check that your donation is earmarked for the Refugee Support Group.
30 June 8 PM EDT
Hunt-Berry Duo – “Chamber Music from the Berry-Munschy Salon”
This program offers baroque and classical era chamber music selections organized around the unique collection of historical instruments housed in the Berry-Munschy Music Room at the home of fortepianist Sylvia Berry and historical keyboard restorer Dale Munschy in Weymouth, MA. Together, they’ve curated a beautiful collection of early keyboard instruments including a harpsichord, virginal, square piano, Viennese fortepiano, and a Broadwood grand. Last winter the Hunt-Berry Duo spent an intensive period working together in this space, providing a glimpse into what it may have been like for 18th-century keyboard doyenne Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy and her collaborators. Thanks to the virtual nature of this concert, audiences can experience the same intimate salon atmosphere created in the homes of keyboardists like Brillon de Jouy and Therese Jansen as they hear works by Bach, Beethoven, and their contemporaries.
FREE (donations encouraged)
Links to watch:
Shirley Hunt, baroque cello, viola da gamba
Sylvia Berry, virginal, harpsichord, fortepiano
1 July 7 PM AEST
Cello & Piano Duos with Thomas Rann & Edward Neeman
Beethoven’s early G minor Cello Sonata was written by a young, virtuoso Beethoven to play with one of his accomplished cellist patrons. This fiery, extroverted work shares the program with Chopin’s lyrical Cello Sonata, Op. 65 in the same key. This sonata featured in Chopin’s last public performance.
Thomas Rann – Cello
Edward Neeman – Piano
Digital Ticket: $20 AUD (direct to artist) plus a $4 charge for credit card fees and streaming costs.
1 July 8 PM PDT (available through 6 July 11:59 PDT)
Peggy Lee Band
Cellist/composer Peggy Lee is a giant in Vancouver’s creative music scene. Equally adept in way-out free improv, the classical rigor of her work with the VSO, and the arcing melodic texturing of her detailed, emotionally deep compositions, Lee exudes mastery in quietude and in fire. Premiering new music alongside selections from its rich back catalogue, this all-star band inhabits a sound world where “melodies slide in and out of abstraction; skewed marches butt up against folk songs; chamber music niceties crumble under the assault of funk and psychedelia.” (Georgia Straight)
6 July 7 PM AEST
Chris Howlett and Hoang Pham – Sonata and Songs by Brahms
Chris returns to the stage with Hoang Pham, with whom he has been performing since high school. Known for their intimate and unique interpretations together, Hoang and Chris will perform the much loved E minor sonata plus a collection of songs transcribed for the cello. A special concert not to be missed.
Digital Ticket: $20 AUD (direct to artist) plus a $4 charge for credit card fees and streaming costs.
Online Programs and Events
Ends 15 August 11:59 PM EDT (Submissions accepted from 18 July)
Contest: Compose the Memorable Musical Fragment in The Cellist’s Notebook
The contest is to see who can compose the most fitting musical fragment of Leni’s cello and piano piece that Emily discovers in the notebook. Kittie Lambton describes the work as:
“the little melody that triggers memory and is so very important in my book. This need not be a long-winded music composition but just a fragment. Just enough to be timeless and generational.”
How to Enter the Contest
- Create a new, original work.
- The entry may be a fragment or an entire piece to fit the above description and the story in The Cellist’s Notebook.
- Instrumentation: cello and piano.
- Send a PDF score and MP3 recording. The recording can be digital or played on cello and piano.
- Submissions will be accepted from the next book club meeting (18 July 2021) through 11:59 PM, New York time, 15 August 2021.
- Send your PDF and MP3 files to us at curator(at)cellomuseum.org
- The winner will receive a signed copy of The Cellist’s Notebook and a Cello Museum mug.
- Two runners-up will each win a Cello Museum cello sticker.
- The Cello Museum and Kittie Lambton will share the winning pieces on their websites, social media, and emails.
Judging of Contest Entries
After the contest deadline, three judges, including author Kittie Lambton and two members of The Cello Museum team, will vote to determine the winners. The Cello Museum will then contact the winners to send out prizes.
By entering the competition, you give The Cello Museum and Kittie Lambton permission to publicize your piece.
All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (New York time) on 15 August 2021.
5 June – 1 August
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021
Most of the events are in June, and the Cello Academy is from 26 July – 1 August. Click here for the entire program.
- WFCF Cello Concerts
- Underground Lunchtime Recitals (in the historic Victoria Line carriage)
- Cello Weekend
- Make Music Day
The CELLO ACADEMY – Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype: 26 July – 1 August
Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 26th July till Sunday 1st August 2021 @ ca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ca 55 minutes slots), online via Zoom or Skype.
- FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS – CELLO, CHAMBER MUSIC
- ANNA BRIKCIUSOVÁ – CELLO
- Book your One-to-One Cello Online Summer Course now (limited number of accepted students). It includes FINAL online performance meeting.
- All ages (4-99), levels (Initial Grade, Grades 1-8) and abilities (beginner, student, advanced) are welcome!
For more details follow #WFCF21 @WalthamForestCelloFest, book your course here.
The Cello Museum’s presentation from 6 June is available to view on YouTube.
21 June – 16 July
VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL
Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.
New Directions Cello Festival
For over 25 years, the New Directions Cello Festival has been dedicated to new and innovative uses of the cello. We’ve created an international forum for the exchange of music and ideas and fostered the growth of the cello in all styles beyond classical music. The cello can now be seen and heard in countless genres of music around the globe.
You have the option of registering for the full 2-day festival (which includes all workshops, panels and concerts), a single day pass for either Sat 6/26 or Sun 6/27, or purchasing tickets to the streamed concerts on either night.
*Students- Contact us before placing your order to get your discount*
28 June – 1 July
Exploring Bach’s Musical Language in the Cello Suites
Join Levine Faculty Cellist Dr. Joseph Gotoff as he dives deep into J.S. Bach’s musical language regarding the solo string instrument in his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Dr. Gotoff shares his insights from a lifetime of research and performance of these great pieces.
This course is open to all instrumentalists and music lovers alike. Dr. Gotoff performs a selection from the suites during each class. The week culminates in a short concert.
For more information, please contact Patrick LeStrange, Strings Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1110, or email@example.com.
Registration is $119.
Masterclasses give the audience a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music. Honing technical craft, understanding the nuances of musical language, and finding personal meaning in music are all part of a great masterclass.
The program will be posted a day before the class.
This masterclass will be streamed for free on the Bowdoin Festival page.
30 June application deadline
The Classics for Kids Foundation believes that playing a stringed instrument can transform a child, giving them experiences and skills that can help make them more successful in life.
To advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its matching grant program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations to support the incorporation of string instruments into music education programs. All instruments in the string family are supported (including guitars and ukuleles). Programs must serve children from kindergarten through grade twelve.To be eligible, applicants must have nonprofit status and be based in the United States.See the Classics for Kids Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Chosen Vale International Virtual Cello Seminar
Offering a high-calibre educational and mentorship structure for exceptionally gifted artists, the seminar participants will have access to daily cello lessons, masterclasses, workshops in performance practice (baroque, classical, contemporary, and electroacoustic musics), corporeal wellness and individualized career development; as well as solo and chamber music instruction. With the ever-changing landscape of the music field, The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar is here to support a community of cellists ready to jump head-first into their artistry, bound with hope. The Chosen Vale International Cello Seminar will provide daily lessons, ensemble coaching, masterclasses and workshops over the two-week course period. Led by Seth Parker Woods, the world-renowned artist faculty include:Anthony Arnone – Elinor Frey – Katinka Kleijn – Nick Photinos – Rhonda Rider – Seth Parker Woods
For more information, and to apply, visit the Chosen Vale website.
18 July 5 PM BST
The Cellist’s Notebook Discussion
July 2021 Cello Book Club
Kittie Lambton: The Cellist’s Notebook
We are thrilled that author Kittie Lambton has agreed to join us for our online book club meeting at 5 PM BST 18 July 2021.
In conjunction with our book club meeting, we are running a contest to composer the memorable musical fragment portrayed in this book! Click here for details.
Virtual Cello Academy Session II: Intermediate/Early Advanced registration is now open. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to study with world class faculty from the comfort of your home August 2-6, 2021! Early registration deadline is June 15th.
VCA Intermediate Director Avi Friedlander will be joined on the faculty by Zachary Sweet, Melissa Solomon, Alex Croxton & Rick Mooney, for VCA Session II: Intermediate/Early Advanced. Don’t miss out on a great week of all things cello for students in Suzuki Book 4-10 or equivalent.
26-31 August (1 July application deadline)
New Millennium International Online and Hybrid Master Classes
The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival is constantly adapting to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that in 2021, the master classes of the NMICMF are offering as many opportunities and as much flexibility as possible to its students.
Committed to offering generous support to artists and music students during this difficult time, the 2020 edition offered a one-session online full-scholarship masterclass for highly talented participants with our world-renowned faculty.
This year, we will offer the same opportunity PLUS the option to participate in the full course (a total of three lessons) online, or if the situation allows, in person in Budapest.
Piano: Josu de Solaun (Spain)
Violin: Miranda Liu (USA/Hungary)
Cello: Bartosz Koziak (Poland)
Flute: Noémi Győri (Hungary/UK)
Clarinet: Csaba Pálfi (Hungary)
Harp: Klára Babel (Hungary)
Application fee: €30 View details here.
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.
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.
Fridays 10 PM (Amsterdam time)
Live Chakra Cleansing with Deep Ambient Cello
Prepare to relax and join The Wong Janice on this weekly 45-minute journey of deep ambient 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.
Note: You can either join via a web browser on desktop / mobile device, or if you prefer, you can download the Insight Timer App for easy access on a mobile device.
It is free to join, but register via Eventbrite to get the details of the live-stream. If you wish to make a donation, you can do that here.
Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM EDT
The Cello Camerata
Saturdays 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.
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through Friday 30 July 2021 (from 7 May 7:30 PM BST)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chamber Concert – Cello Jewels, Aleksei Kiseliov, Cello, and Alasdair Beatson, Piano
Beethoven Variations in F major on ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ for Cello and Piano
Beethoven Cello Sonata No5
R Strauss Cello Sonata
Dvořák Silent Woods for Cello and Piano
Each player in the RSNO is a star in their own right – and when you get them on their own, they’ve got some great stories to tell! For the RSNO’s Principal Cello Aleksei Kiseliov, that means teaming up with pianist Alasdair Beatson in the ebullient Cello Sonata by the youthful Richard Strauss. Add Beethoven at his most exuberant, plus a moment of sheer magic from the Czech forests, and you’ve got a concert that’s small in scale but huge in personality.
This performance was recorded by BBC Radio 3.
Household ticket: $21. Price excludes VAT (added at the point of purchase).
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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