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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 29 January

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.

29 January 7 PM EST. Available through 5 February

ArtWorks@TheDJD – Cellist Hellen Weberpal: Cello in 3 Movements

This performance is part of a series at the DJD Theater.

Each artist has partnered with the DJD Theater production team, DJD General Manager John Manzelli and filmmaker Myles Cain to create a short film of their work that will be available on the ASFA website for free.

Hellen Weberpal is a cellist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Cahaba River Strings.
This work is an intersection of the rhythm of music and the human body as they meet and explore Alabama nature. A cello piece in three movements composed with corresponding rock climbs done by the musician.

Sponsored by Birmingham Investment Group and Publix Super Market Charities

Click here to watch the performance and get more information.

29 January 7:30 EST, Available through 1 March

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.


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)

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30 January 8 PM CST

Houston Symphony – Cellist Brinton Averil Smith: Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major

Cellist Brinton Averil Smith

Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith takes center stage for Haydn’s lyrical and virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 2, and the Houston Symphony performs Beethoven’s lighthearted Symphony No. 8 and Miguel Farías’s El Color del Tiempo.

Tickets for the online performance are $20.

Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

30 January 7 PM EST

Sphinx Competition Junior and Senior Division Finals

The 2021 Competition Concert includes:

  • Performance by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the unique all Black and Latinx ensemble
  • The nation’s finest young musicians competing for the first place $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith prize (Senior Division)
  • Real-time voting for Audience Choice Award winners, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Click here to learn more about this year’s Semi-Finalists, including four cellists.

Good luck, everyone!

Click here to watch.

30 January 7 PM PST, Available through 6 February 11:59 PM PST

Chamber Music Northwest – Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan: The Singing Cello

Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan

“Technically flawless and deeply expressive” (The New York Times), Alisa Weilerstein makes the cello sing as if it were her own voice. Weilerstein is known for her commanding performances of the classics of the cello repertoire. Renowned pianist Inon Barnatan joins her for this dynamic performance program featuring Manuel de Falla’s Spanish folk-inspired Suite Populaire Espagnole, and Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Cello Sonata.

This concert was professionally recorded in The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, CA.

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31 January 2 PM EST

An die Musik – Amit Peled Bach Cello Suites 5 and 6

Cellist Amit Peled will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites 5 and 6.

Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.

Tickets $12

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31 January 4 PM EST

The Phillips Collection – Cellist Zlatomir Fung

Zlatomir Fung

Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning cellist Zlatomir Fung makes his debut at The Phillips Collection. Fung burst onto the world stage after he won the Gold Medal at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, a springboard that opens the door to a flourishing career as a concerto soloist. Despite this, Fung remains a committed chamber musician, as keen to explore the small scale and intimate as much as the large scale concerto repertoire. His adventurous approach to programming draws in influences from many styles and periods, locating common threads that unite music separated by time and style.

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), arr. Paul Bazelaire
50 Variations on a Theme by Corelli

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Syrinx (adapted by Orfeo Mandozzi)

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)
Lamentations, “Black Folk Song Suite”

This performance will be broadcast here. Attend for free but registration is required. The performance will be available for 7 days after the performance.

2 February 7 PM EST (Available through 16 February)

Orchester symphonique de Montréal – Alisa Weilerstein: Shostakovich Concerto No. 2

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Maestro Rafael Payare

Discover the musical world of Rafael Payare in a program imbued with intimacy and sharing, featuring one of his favourite works: Dvořák’s Symphony no. 7, among the composer’s masterpieces.  The program also includes Mediodía en el Llano by the Venezuelan composer Estévez, and Shostakovich’s introspective Concerto no. 2, performed by renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Maestro Payare’s life partner.

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2 February 8 PM CST

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital – Cellist Cora Swenson Lee

4 February 8 PM PST

Watermelon Music – Cellists Cellists Eunghee Cho and Joy Yanai: Fundraising Concert

Joy Yanai and Eunghee Cho

Joy Yanai and Eunghee Cho

This is the first of a series of fundraising concerts. The funds from this first concert will be used

to create a new series of virtual concerts exclusively featuring Yolo County musicians. This new concert series would feature musicians o​f all genres and would be free to watch with donations split between the artists and the shop. This would give relief to gigging musicians and provide a new jolt of life to the local music scene.

This first fundraiser concert will be a series of classical cello duets starring Mellon Music Festival musicians Cho and Yanai. The program will also feature a cutting-edge three-movement piece by composer ​José Elizondo titled “Danzas Latinoamericanas.”​

To watch the concert online, email watermelonmusicdavis(at) to get the link.

The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted for the fundraiser. Donate on Watermelon’s Go Fund Me page.

5 February 8 PM EST

Roulette – Cellist and Composer Mariel Roberts: Armament Album Release

Accompanied by Brian Chase and Mario Diaz de Leon

Mariel Roberts

Armament was created as a series of unedited improvised pieces for cello and pedals, reflecting not only Roberts’ extraordinary abilities as a cellist, but also a profoundly unique creative voice responding to a deeply troubled environment. “The tone of the material, and the title, reflect what was going on both globally and personally for me at the time,” Mariel writes. “The idea of an “armament” is a collection of weapons, and when I chose that title I was thinking about how nearly everything feels weaponized right now- things that should not be weapons are being used as such.”

Click here to watch and get information.

6 February 3 PM PST

Cascade Symphony Orchestra Annual Children’s Concert – Cellist William Miguel Johnson

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 30 January

This year’s event, Discover Your Passion, will be presented virtually. The event, which is great for kids from ages 5 to 12, will be online and free of charge through the generosity of orchestra donors and patrons.

The top entries from Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s Rising Star competition will be introduced at the event. They are 15-year-old cellist William Miguel Johnson of Issaquah, 9-year-old pianist Jimmy Huang of Woodway and 14-year-old flutist Joseph Jeon of Mukilteo. Johnson, who is the winner of the competition, will perform the Gigue from Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009, by composer Johann Sebastian Bach. A student at Apex Virtual High School, Johnson is a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony and has won several awards, including a national prize as a composer

View the free performance here.

7 February 5 PM PST

Piedmont Piano Company at Streaming Arts- Dirty Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Join Bay Area’s hardest rocking, blues wailin’, breakneck bluegrass, and all around fun cello led band Dirty Cello for an exciting live-stream from the piano store.

Watch the Livestream for free on Youtube or Facebook

Donations are warmly accepted via Venmo @dirtycello or PayPal.

Online Programs

28-30 January

SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY21
Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 January

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, SphinxConnect 2021: UNITY will offer a dynamic, engaging virtual experience during Jan. 28-30, 2021.

Register now for the fifth annual epicenter for artists and leaders in diversity. The online convening will celebrate and empower leadership as we welcome hundreds of musicians, industry leaders, educators, funders, diversity advocates, and administrators for this transformative experience!

Click here to visit the website.

Click here to register and get more information.

31 January 8 PM GMT

Life Death and Cellos by Isabel Rogers book cover

Join us for our very first Cello Book Club meeting! Can’t make it but want to ask a question? Send us your questions ahead of time.

This month you can enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the Stockwell Park Orchestra trilogy from Isabel Rogers!

The book club is free to join, but we welcome donations.

Enter the giveaway and join the book club discussion here.

Join the book club mailing list for more information. (Scroll to the bottom of the page to join the list or simply contact us and request to be added.)

4 February 3:30 PM CST

University of Memphis Cello Studio – Christine Lamprea Masterclass

Christine Lamprea

Cello Soloist and 2013 Sphinx Competition 1st Prize Winner, Christine Lamprea, will be giving a virtual masterclass to the University of Memphis cello studio from 3:30-5:30pm on Thursday, February 4th  via Zoom. Students will play pieces by Bach, Kodaly, and Brahms.
This masterclass is free and open to the public!

20 February (Registration Deadline: 31 January 2021)

National Cello Institute – Richard W. Mooney, Director

Rodney Farrar, Littleton, CO
Avi Friedlander, Chicago, IL
Carey Beth Hockett, Los Angeles, CA
Peter Kibbe, Baltimore, MD

Classes Include
Lesson class
Technique class
Repertoire class
Advanced ensemble (Suzuki book 5 and above)

Tuition Fee: $50.00

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