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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

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.

26 February 7 PM CST

Concert Stream: SOUND/SITES – Seth Parker Woods, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Seth Parker Woods

$15 | Free for UChicago Students

Concert premieres at 7:00 pm CST on Friday, February 26 and will be available until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, February 28.

Monty Adkins:Winter Tendrils(2014/2020)
Nathalie Joachim:The Race: 1915(2019)
Alvin Singleton: Argoru II (1970)
Fredrick Gifford:Difficult Grace(2019)

Seth Parker Woods, artist-in-residence at the University of Chicago, has been called “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses a “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink” by The Guardian. In this streaming performance, Woods reflects on the unasbashed celebration of identities, acts of translation, the Great Migration, and the embodied Black and Brown experience in America, through the music of Fred Gifford, Nathalie Joachim, Monty Adkins, and Alvin Singleton.

Find tickets here.


26 February 7:30 PM GMT

Schumann and Strauss – Steven Isserlis and the Ulter Orchestra

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Steven Isserlis

Robert Schumann wrote his only cello concerto in Düsseldorf during a two week period in October 1850. His wife Clara loved the work, saying ‘The romanticism, the spirit, the freshness, the humour, and then the fascinating interweaving of the cello and orchestra – all this is truly thrilling. What’s more, the harmoniousness and profound feeling which fill all the songful passages!’.

Tickets are £10.


26 February 7:30 PM EST

Best of Biddle Virtual Series Presents “Beethoven in Context:” Cello Sonata Op. 5, No. 2: R. Larry Todd, piano and Nancy Green, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Larry Todd, piano and Nancy Green, cello

Online at https://sites.duke.edu/bestofbiddle/. This Friday’s “Best of Biddle” video premiere features Professor R. Larry Todd’s recording of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata Op. 5, No. 2. The video is divided between Professor Todd’s introduction, which places the work in its historical and musical context, and his recording of the sonata with cellist Nancy Green.


26 February 7 PM PST

Indigenous Cellist Cris Derksen Featured in Online Concert

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Cris Derksen, (Black Press file photo)

Internationally noted Indigenous cellist and composer Cris Derksen will be highlighted in a solo online concert presented by Surrey Civic Theatres, debuting at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and available for viewing until April 9.

The concert will showcase her use of cello in combination with loop pedals and a drum machine, creating plaintive and catchy melodies which multiply and repeat over rhythms that alternately – and sometimes simultaneously – evoke powwow drumming, hip hop beats and techno mixes.

The show can be viewed on Surrey Civic Theatres’ Facebook Page or the City of Surrey YouTube Channel.


26 February – 7 March

2021 Northwest BachFest – Cellist Zuill Bailey

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Zuill Bailey

The 44th Annual Northwest Bach Festival, Zuill Bailey Artistic Director, presents BachFest Online performances featuring selections from J. S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello filmed in Spokane by Hamilton Studio in October 2020 featuring Triple Grammy Winning Cellist Zuill Bailey.

Tickets $25 per household.


27 February 2 PM EST

Amit Peled: Bach Cello Suites #5/6 LIVE STREAMING CONCERT

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Amit Peled

An Die Musik presents a streaming concert featuring the celebrated Israeli-American cellist and Peabody Institute professor playing two of the foundational solo suites by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Tickets are $13.


26 & 27 February 7:30 PM CST, 28 February 2 PM CST

Milwaukee Opera Theatre – Now Playing: The Sound

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Monique and Chauntee Ross

Composed and performed by local violin/cello duo Monique and Chauntee Ross (SistaStrings!),
The Sound is a fresh music video featuring string virtuosity, ravishing vocals, and…puppets!

Tickets are $22 and are limited to 18 devices per performance.


27 February 2 PM EST

A Cellist at the OperaZlatomir Fung and Dina Vainshtein

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Zlatomir Fung

Zlatomir Fung and Dina Vainshtein present a program of virtuoso cello arrangements of 19th-century operatic treasures. Three delightful fantasies by Piatti, and Servais, and Hainl, which all showcase the cello’s natural lyricism and versatility, are rounded out by a classic arrangement of Walter’s Prize Song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.

Program: Fantasie on themes from William Tell by G. Rossini, by Francois George Hainl Rimembranze del “Trovatore” di Verdi for cello and piano, by Alfredo Carlo Piatti Walther’s Prize Song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg by Richard Wagner, arr. for cello and piano

La Fille du Regiment, op 16 for cello and piano, by Adrien-Francois Servias

Tickets are $14.99.


27 February 4 PM EST

Community Sound Healing – with Robin Lane, Cellist

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Robin Lane

Nurture yourself this winter! Tune into body, mind, and spirit through the soothing sounds of the cello. These special winter afternoon gatherings are being offered as “self-guided, open practice time” with unique cello improvisations offered by Robin Lane. For the hour together, you are invited to practice what best supports you in the moment: come meditate, practice yoga, write or draw, move or dance freely, or lie down and rest. Let the sounds of the cello soothe your soul.

Suggested donation $20. The link is free for those for whom the donation proves difficult.


27 February 6 PM CET

Tim & The Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Tim & The Cello

View the live stream here.


27 February 7 PM EST

The PSO Goes Virtual For Its HOT MUSIC FOR A COLD NIGHT Gala with Zuill Bailey, Pablo Ferrández, and others

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Princeton Symphony Gala

The Gala event is hosted by PSO’s Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov, who brings together an impressive array of guest artists including cellist Pablo Ferrández, piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton, violin and cello duo Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanović, hip-hop percussionist Christylez Bacon, cello and piano duo Zuill Bailey and Natasha Paremski, composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel, and the Signum Quartet. Between performances, co-chairs Yvonne Marcuse, Elizabeth Pepek, and Stephanie Wedeking interact with attendees through a live-chat feature. Funds raised from ticket sales and throughout the evening benefit the orchestra and its PSO BRAVO! education programs.

Tickets to the gala start at $125/access link. For tickets and information, call 609-497-0020 or visit princetonsymphony.org/support/gala.


27 February 8 PM EST

Recital: Gabriel Martins ’21 MM, Cello NEC

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Gabriel Martins

Gabriel Martins ’21 MM studies Cello with Laurence Lesser.

Gabriel Martins is the recipient of a scholarship made possible by the Gregor Piatigorsky Fund.

The program includes the first three Bach solo cello suites. Watch the free Livestream here.


28 February 4 PM GMT

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Presents RODDY’S REEL, BACK TO THE BEGINNING, and More

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Birmingham Contemporary Ensemble, Ulrich Heinen

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group presents a filmed concert of works by British and Chinese composers performed by BCMG musicians Mark O’Brien (clarinet/bass clarinet), John Reid (piano), Colette Overdijk (violin) and Ulrich Heinen (cello). Recorded at BCMG’s home venue, CBSO Centre in Birmingham, the film will be released at 4pm on Sunday 28 February with tickets costing £10.

Visit the website to buy tickets and to see how you can take part in the pre-recorded performance on February 19. No musical experience required!


28 February 6 PM EST

Forbidden Fruit Tastes the Sweetest – cellist Mickey Katz, pianist Jane Hua

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Mickey Katz and Jane Hua

Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest is an adage that refers in part to love and in part to the attractions of things that are proscribed. This program explores both aspects. It features one composition inspired by a vibrant and doomed love affair, and another that was a wedding present, while also including numerous works explicitly banned or more subtly buried by Soviet authorities for many decades.

BSO cellist Mickey Katz and pianist Jane Hua perform music by FRANCK, RACHMANINOFF, LIGETI, WEINBERG and SHOSTAKOVICH. Their performance, recorded live earlier this month, will have its streaming premiere February 28 at 6pm, followed at 7 by a virtual Q&A with the musicians on Zoom, where you can ask questions and converse with them as well as other listeners.

Tickets $0-$15


28 February 7:30 PM EST

Forever Bach – The Celestial Suites for Unaccompanied Cello – Yehuda Hanani, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Yehuda Hanani

The virtual premiere of Forever Bach – The Celestial Suites for Unaccompanied Cello featuring cellist Yehuda Hanani is available to enjoy right here on February 28th at 7:30 pm. If you receive our newsletter (click here to subscribe) or our Facebook Event Notification you will receive a reminder about the performance. We recommend you also subscribe to Close Encounters With Music’s YouTube page – you will be notified when the performance is placed there later.

View the free performance on the Close Encounters with Music website.


28 February 8 PM PST

Virtual Variety Show: OCA Winter Classic Featuring Dirty Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Occidental Center for the Arts Virtual Variety Show

View the performance streamed on Facebook and YouTube.


4 March 7:30 PM EST

The Annenberg Center Presents Thomas Kraines, Cello & Kinan Abou-afach, Cello/Oud

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Thomas Kraines, Cello & Kinan Abou-afach, Cello/Oud

Cellist Thomas Kraines, who has graced our stage on numerous occasions with the “refined but passionate” (The New York Times) Daedalus Quartet, joins forces with cellist, oudist and composer Kinan Abou-afach, whose music championing Arabic and Syrian traditions has been described as “a journey in sound.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) The duo will perform a program of original compositions and improvisations as well as the world premiere of a new work by composer Gene Coleman.

  • Purchase access now through 7:30 PM on March 4.

  • Watch live at 7 PM on March 4 to participate in the chat and artist Q&A. Available on-demand through March 6.

Purchase tickets ($25) and view the performance here.


4 March 7:30 PM EST

Jacques-Pierre Malan Performs Haydn with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Jacques-Pierre Malan

Principal cellist of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Jacques-Pierre Malan joins the orchestra for a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. Livestream tickets are $15.


4-7 March 8 PM CET

LIVE STREAM FESTIVAL Inner Cello Dialogues – Stijn Kuppens

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Stijn Kuppens – Inner Cello Dialogues

Cellist Stijn Kuppens presents a series of live streams of – and about – his music. In addition, new releases from his upcoming album will be featured. The live streams alternate between Flemish and English. Find the link to each day’s Youtube live stream below.

To see an exclusive Cello Museum pre-premiere of Kuppens’s new video and learn more about his work, see this week’s Cello Museum interview.

5 March 10 AM EST

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival – LISTENING ROOM with Raphael Bell, cello & Boris Giltburg Piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Raphael Bell, cello | Boris Giltburg, piano

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival presents a series of “mini-festival releases” this weekend. Friday’s performance features Raphael Bell and Boris Giltburg performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19.

Watch the premiere here.


5 March 12:15 PM PST

Eric Byers & Friends

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Eric Byers

As a founding member of the Calder Quartet, Eric Byers has appeared in the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Mozarteum and Esterházy Palace in Austria, and the Sydney Opera House. Eric studied at the USC Thornton School with Ronald Lenoard.

Tickets are free. Donations are gladly accepted. Sign up for e-mail concert reminders which will have the live stream links.


8 March 3 PM EST

International Women’s Day Chamber Music Concert – cellist Michelle So, pianist Eva Doroskowska, mezzo Miranda Wescott

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

International Women’s Day

Three female musicians perform a concert featuring three female composers, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach, and Irene Poldowski. Tickets are free, but donations are gladly accepted.



Online Programs and Events

26-28 February

Tennessee Cello Workshop (all online in 2021)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Tennessee Cello Workshop

The Tennessee Cello Workshop (TCW) is a three-day exploration and celebration of cello playing and music making. The workshop consists of a series of master classes, lecture presentations, movement classes, hands-on technique and scales classes, cello ensemble events, cello competitions, and concerts. The Tennessee Cello Workshop encourages all interested in the cello–professional and pre-professional cellists, amateurs of all ages, young cellists, & cello enthusiasts–to participate. One can participate on a huge variety of levels of proficiency on the instrument. The one unifying characteristic of all registrants is a great love for the cello.
Over the years the TCW has had many of the country’s foremost cellist pedagogues on our faculty, along with a big crew of the most eager young student cellist registrants. This is a happy pairing! 2021 will continue this tradition, even as we move this year’s TCW to an online-only format.

Register here.


Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM EST

The Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The Cello Camerata

The Cello Camerata is an online, international weekly masterclass, organized in four-week sessions, for students of advanced repertoire. Our core team of three established teachers (Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske), with two monthly additional expert guest teachers from around the world, presents a learning community online for the collegial exchange of insights and inspiration about the art of cello playing and musicianship…

The Camerata masterclasses feature concerto-level players from pre-teen through graduate school. Students of all ages (including adult amateurs)…are invited to audit the masterclasses…. Please visit The Cello Camerata website for more information.

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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.


Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM EST

The Junior Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The 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.

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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.


27-28 February 4-8 PM CET

GREAT CELLO CONCERTOS and why we should question tradition. ALBAN GERHARDT

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Alban Gerhardt

This Zoom presentation featuring Alban Gerhardt is given in English. Fee: 90 €. Register here.


1 March 7 PM EST (signup ends at 6 PM EST)

Wharton Arts Workshops – Do you know your arpeggios? (STRINGS) with Tomoko Fujita, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Tomoko Fujita

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the March 1 workshop can be found here.


4 March 7:30 PM CST

The Art of the Audition: From Conservatory to Career with Cellist Emily Taubl

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Emily Taubl

Ever wonder what it’s really like to step into an audition room? Join Emily Taubl, the SSO’s Principal Cellist, on March 4th at 7:30 pm on Zoom for The Art of the Audition: From Conservatory to Career. In this 90-minute interactive presentation, Emily will share stories and play excerpts on her cello for a behind-the-scenes look at auditioning for The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music and the New England Conservatory as well as professional orchestral auditions. It will be a night of laughter, engaging discussion, and Q&A that’s perfect for musicians and non-musicians alike. Details and registration link at https://www.springfieldsymphony.org/adult-music-education-classes/#audition


6 March – 17 April

The First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

CTM Classics

Play along with Maestro Peled once a week, covering his entire book and method via Zoom.

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!

Classes are one hour and will take place on Saturdays at 10:00am EST on the following dates:

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17

We highly recommend purchasing a copy of The First Hour book in advance of the course via CTM Classics, or a digital copy on Google Play Books.

Register here.


5 April 7 PM EST

Wharton Arts Workshops – Tips For Making a Great Audition Video with Joe DeVico

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


15-18 April

Fiddle Hell Online

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Fiddle Hell

The Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival has been a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, mandolin/guitar/old-time banjo players, and singers to meet, jam, learn, listen, and have fun. It’s both friendly and diverse, crossing all ages and including many traditional musical styles. This is our 16th annual Festival, and the first to be online. Typically, there are about 10% beginners, 25% low intermediates, 35% high intermediates, and 30% advanced players, with many workshop and jam session choices at each level. Roughly 15% of the attendees are kids, and in the past we’ve had some sessions just for them.

For more information and to register, click here.


12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)

International Cello Institute

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

International Cello Institute

Click here to apply.


23 April 4 PM EST

Wharton Arts Workshops – NJYS Audition Excerpts Workshop

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


24 April

University of Wyoming Cello Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

UW Cello Festival

With distinguished guests:

Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min

Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney

Register here.


21 June – 16 July (Early bird registration ends 15 March)

VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Virtual Summer Cello Festival

Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.



Previous Concerts Still Available

Available through 1 March (from 29 January 7:30 EST)

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.

Program:

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.



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