Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
26 March 12:15 PM EDT
Memorial Presbyterian Church to host Lenten concert series – Daniel Tressel, cello
The annual tradition of Lenten concerts will continue this year at Memorial Presbyterian Church. This year the concerts will be virtual. They will be livestreamed via Facebook, @MPCmidland and the church’s website, mempres.org. The concerts will occur at the traditional time of 12:15 p.m. on each Friday in Lent.
26 March 6 PM EDT (available through 29 March 7 PM EDT)
Jason Vieaux, guitar & Clancy Newman, cello
Making his eighth appearance on the PCMS stage, Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux has been lauded as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” (NPR). For his return to Benjamin Franklin Hall, he teams up with Clancy Newman, a cellist whose musical acumen and superb technique have been praised time and again. “Newman’s exceptional technique seeks not to scintillate but integrate” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
This concert will be livestreamed for all to enjoy on a pay what you wish basis.
Gnattali: Sonata for Guitar and Cello
De Falla: Canciones Populares Españolas [Arr.] Barrios: Waltz in G Major, Op. 8, No. 4 [Vieaux Solo] Bellafronte: Suite No. 1 for Guitar and Cello
View the performance here.
27 March 2:45 PM EDT
Judy and Howard Levin Master Class Series – Timothy Eddy, cello
Register to view.
27 March 7:30 PM AEDT
Firsts and Lasts – Featuring Lianah Jaensch cello
ROSSINI Overture to “Thieving Magpie”
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1 in E Minor
Lianah Jaensch cello
Chris Upton conductor
$20 live-streamed ticket
Purchase tickets here.
28 March 2 PM GMT
Cello Sonatas by Debussy and Enescu
Cellist Cornelius Zirbo and pianist Gabriel Gitan give a duo recital of cello sonatas by Debussy and Enescu. John Shea presents.
28 March 2 PM PDT
RVCC Virtual Benefit Concert On March 28 to Feature Cello, Piano Performances
“Songs Without Words” will feature Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58by Felix Mendelssohn and John Sichel’s 2nd Sonata for Cello and Piano. The performance will be shown on their Facebook page.
28 March 2 PM EDT
Erie Philharmonic “It Takes Two to Tango” Featuring Pianist Michael Brown, Cellist Nicholas Canellakis
The episode, which is titled “It Takes Two to Tango,” will be the second-to-last “In Your Home” series of concerts performed by the philharmonic.
A rebroadcast will air on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
View the broadcast here.
28 March 3 PM PDT
SRS @ Home with Zuill Bailey
JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Starburst for String Orchestra
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question for Chamber Orchestra
BRAHMS: Serenade No. 2
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3 April 4 PM EDT
Recital: Sally Jung Eun Kim ’21 MM, Cello
NEC’s students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It’s your first look at the artists of tomorrow.
Sally Jung Eun Kim ’21 MM studies Cello with Paul Katz.
The program includes works by Beethoven, Lutoslawski, Bridge, and Strauss. View the free performance here.
5 April 7 PM PDT
Center For The Arts Foundation, partnering with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra will kick off the month April with Cello Jam at First Mondays-Music and More!, the FREE virtual concert series. View the show 7:00-8:00pm at Facebook.com/GCFTA or on the Center for the Arts YouTube channel.
Cello Jam is a cello duo in the Portland area. Its members consist of cellists Quinn Liu and Deborah Shutser.
5 April 8 PM EDT
The Schwob School of Music Cello Studio – with Wendy Warner
The Schwob School of Music Cello Studio under the direction of Professor Wendy Warner, The Leah D Hamer Distinguished Chair in Cello, presents a recital of cello solos accompanied by cello choir. The music is arranged by Michael Knowles and Jonathan Simmons. View the free concert on the Schwob School of Music Facebook and YouTube pages. Like the Schwob School of Music Cello Studio on Facebook to learn about future concerts.
Online Programs and Events
28 March 2 PM PDT
Cello Book Club Meeting via Zoom
For March, which is both Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month in the USA, we chose a book that our curators love: Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood by a mother-daughter team, Maureen and Leora O’Carroll.
We are excited to announce that Leora O’Carroll has agreed to talk with our book club online on 28 March 2021 at 2 PM PDT. Join our mailing list (at the bottom of our Cello Book Club page) to get Zoom details.
Read our review here.
~Cellissimo~ A Cello Festival Reawakens
The second annual Cellissimo Festival includes a talk on the life of Rostropovich (3 PM GMT), a showing of the film The Cellist on the life of Piatagorsky (4 PM GMT), and a recital by Mischa and Lilly Maisky (7:30 PM GMT). Click on the links for prices and details.
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.
The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.
University of Wyoming Cello Festival
21 June – 16 July
VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL
Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.
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.
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 1 April
Alisa Weilerstein, cello, and Inon Barnatan, piano
Concert stream available for one week from date of broadcast.
- Falla, Suite Populaire Espagnole
- Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Cello and Piano
Available through 6 April
ZLATOMIR FUNG, cello
Sensational Gold Medalist of the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2019
Dina Vainshtein, piano
CONCERT & INTERVIEW
Donizetti, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner
opera arrangements & fantasies for cello & piano
PREMIERE Tuesday, March 23, 7 pm CT
VIEW ON-DEMAND through Tuesday, April 6
Register to view here.
Available through 8 April
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Plays Dvořák
Former BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in Glasgow.
Please note, the BBC player is available only in the UK.
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