Online Performances and Events
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.
Now through 13 December
Guerrilla Opera: Dreamwalker
“Dreamwalker” centers on two videos, Papillon and Ofelia’s Life Dream. In Papillon, Guerrilla’s Co-Artistic Director Aliana de la Guardia engages in clever shadow puppetry to the accompaniment of Finish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Sept Papillons for solo cello. Directed and animated by Deniz Khateri, the video tells the story of a folkloric Cuban refugee. The image of the butterfly fits the narrative well—alongside the biological parallel of the monarch butterfly’s yearly migration north from Central America, the sheer defenselessness of the insect emphasizes the precarious nature of every migrant’s journey.
Cellist Stephen Marotto should be commended for his performance of Saariaho’s virtuosic work. Marotto plays with finesse and Khateri’s choice that he appear on-screen for much of the video was welcome.
Through 30 November – Check the Schedule for Days and Times
Festival Brikcius – 9th Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague
You are invited to the Festival Brikcius – the 9th chamber music concert series in Prague, that was held annually under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague 1 and organized as a part of international Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
The 9th annual festival will feature Czech cellist František Brikcius, cellist and poet Anna Brikciusová, composer and organist Irena Kosíková and siblings cello chamber ensemble Duo Brikcius. For further information, visit http://Festival.Brikcius.com .
Donations appreciated: https://www.paypal.me/Brikcius
27 November 8 PM EST
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre presents Cris Derksen
Join internationally celebrated Indigenous cellist/composer Cris Derksen for a live performance of original compositions in Robertson Theatre. Her instruments are loop pedals, a drum machine and, of course, the cello: its melodies are plaintive but catchy, growing in number as the song progresses. Performance visuals by Niagara’s own video artist Adam CK Vollick, whose dreamscape visuals will illuminate and reflect the sensory performance.
Tickets: Pay what you can
27 November 7 PM PST
UC Davis Mondavi Center – Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott: Songs of Comfort and Hope
An Evening with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The famed cellist has performed at Mondavi multiple times, and always draws a big audience.
28 November 4 PM EST
Thanksgiving Concert in Memory of Cellist Michael M. Rudiakov
The concert, which is sponsored by Manchester Designer Outlets, honors the legacy of acclaimed cellist Michael Rudiakov, as this year marks the 20th anniversary of his passing. Michael’s son, Taconic co-artistic director and violist Ariel Rudiakov, reminisces, “By the time my father departed the earth in the wee hours of Nov. 17, 2000 in Yonkers, N.Y., he had accomplished much. Two decades later, we look back with pride at the enduring legacy: from his international touring to bringing a local music organization back from the edge of collapse, he was a study in work ethic, determination, charm, and a fine standard of performance.”
29 November 3 PM EST
Princeton University Concerts’ Online Season – Pianist Isata and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Sheku and his older sister Isata, a pianist, will appear on Sunday, November 29 at 3 p.m. in a live stream from the family’s home in Nottingham, England. The siblings will play works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saens, and will answer questions following the performance. Ten days before the concert, on Thursday, November 19 at 12 p.m., Helga Davis of WNYC radio will interview Kadiatu and Stuart Kanneh-Mason, parents of the seven classically trained siblings who range in age from 10 to 24. Talking points may include their back story and the issue of race in classical music.
3 December 3 PM EST
The National Arts Club with the Sphinx Organization – Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing
Ifetayo Ali-Landing began her musical studies on the violin and switched to cello at age four. The 17-year-old was named the first-place laureate of the Sphinx Competition’s Junior Division in 2017 and subsequently performed as a soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. Ali-Landing has also been featured with the New World Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. Her recordings include the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 that has to date over 100,000 views on YouTube and over 15 million on Facebook. She is currently a freshman at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
The National Arts Club is partnering with the Sphinx Organization to present a series of classical concerts featuring outstanding young Black and Latino musicians. The Sphinx Organization is a national social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
4 December 7 PM PST
The Center for the Arts – Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”, and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 20 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.
4 December 7:30 PM PST
Jacobsen Series: Faculty Recital with Cellist Alistair MacRae
Cellist Alistair MacRae is the Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel Artist in Residence at University of Puget Sound School of Music and the cellist of the Puget Sound Piano Trio. He has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. His playing has been praised for its “rich sound and lyrical phrasing” (Palm Beach Daily News) and his performances have been featured in radio broadcasts across the United States on WQXR, WWFM, WDAV, WCQS, KING FM, and Vermont Public Radio. MacRae is a passionate advocate for new music. In his role on the School of Music faculty, he teaches and mentors students in cello and chamber music.
The School of Music is pleased to present the Jacobsen Series faculty recitals broadcast via Schneebeck LIVE this fall. Typically, Jacobsen concerts require tickets, however, due to the pandemic and restrictions on in-person events, we invite all to enjoy these inspiring performances free of charge.
Optional tickets on sale to support music outreach and scholarships.
5 December 8 PM EST
The North Carolina Symphony Presents – and Zuill Bailey and Natasha Paremski Play Rachmaninoff
- Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1
- Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata
6 December 2-5 PM EST
Music at Tabaret – Paul Marleyn and Stéphane Lemelin: Complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Cello
Paul Marleyn and Stéphane Lemelin will join forces to perform the monumental complete Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Cello, to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 1770.
Other Cello Events: Online Documentary, Cello Course, and Yoga with Cello
26 November – 6 December with Live Q&A 4 December
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Midwest Premiere of the Documentary The Bowmakers Virtually
Cello, viola or violin may come to mind when one thinks of an orchestra but those instruments require a player using another instrument — the bow — to produce music.
Billed as “the story of the most important instrument you’ve never heard of,” the feature-length documentary “The Bowmakers” makes its Midwest premiere via virtual screenings hosted by Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra from Nov. 26-Dec. 7.
The Midwest run of “The Bowmakers,” which is a fundraiser for Park Forest-based Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, includes a live question and answer session at 6:30 PM Dec. 4 via Zoom. Advance registration, which to scheduled to open Nov. 9, is required at ipomusic.org.
“If you’re a classical music fan or a musician, this would be a real eye-opening film and it’s made for you.”
5 December 2020 – 16 January 2021 – Register NOW
First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled
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
6 December 2-4 PM GMT+1
Yin Yoga with Live Cello and Harmonium
During this afternoon, Lonneke will guide you in relaxing and opening yin poses. To enhance the opening and nourishing effect, there will be beautiful live music.
Lonneke will play the harmonium and use her healing voice together with Willemijn playing the cello. These healing sounds will relax the mind, calm down the nervous system, and soothe the heart.
This workshop will support you in turning inwards and coming home to your true Self.
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