Below are upcoming online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
31 July 8 PM CEST
Festival de Lanaudière with cellist Bryan Cheng
If we know Georges Bizet, the extremely famous and sulphurous Carmen, we are much less familiar with his symphonic music, just as bewitching, overflowing with exoticism and intoxicating scents. Between his First Symphony and the delicate suite from Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, cellist Bryan Cheng takes us to the Paris of the 1900s, with the spectacular Second Concerto by Saint-Saëns.
Tickets are $46 (the website is in French).
1 August 7 PM EDT (available through 8 August 8 PM EDT)
Coleman Itzkoff & Robert Warner: Boccherini, Scarlatti & More
Cello and harpsichord recital by Coleman Itzkoff and Robert Warner
About this event
Robert Warner, Harpsichord
Coleman Itzkoff, Cello
Prelude, BWV 999
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Sonata in G major, G.5
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Gamba Sonata No.1 in G major, BWV 1027
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
This program is free to view. Register here.
1 August 7 & 8:30 PM EDT
Open House: Duo Arpeggione (live stream)
Dynamic world-class artists Catherine Lan and Claudio Jaffe team up to form Duo Arpeggione, performing masterpieces for cello and piano.
About this event
Dynamic world-class artists Catherine Lan and Claudio Jaffe team up to form Duo Arpeggione, performing masterpieces for cello and piano delighting and inspiring audiences throughout Florida. In this concert, they will present a fiery program of sonatas by Saint Saens and Poulenc.
Sonata No. 1 In C Minor for cello and piano Op. 32 by Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro Andante tranquillo sostenuto Allegro moderato
Sonata for cello and piano, FP 143 by Francis Poulenc I. Allegro – Tempo di marcia II. Cavatine III. Ballabile IV. Finale
The live stream ticket gives you online access to both the 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM shows.
Tickets are offered for a $5 suggested donation.
6 August 7 PM BST
BBC PROMS Saint-Saëns and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales present a concert featuring composers who found inspiration in music that came before them.
Musical echoes resonate in a programme featuring Brahms’ Fourth Symphony and a string arrangement of Purcell’s timeless masterpiece, Dido’s Lament, as well as a performance of Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto by Guy Johnston.
Join Suzy Klein and her guest, double bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku, for an evening that also celebrates the world premiere of a new piece by Elizabeth Ogonek and the 150th birthday of the Royal Albert Hall.
The program can be viewed live at this link and will be available shortly after the Livestream, as well.
10 August 7 PM CDT
Solo Cello works performed by Cellist Trace Johnson
I invite you to tune in for a short, 45-minute program of unaccompanied cello works by Osvaldo Golijov, Steven Stucky, J.S. Bach, Laura Elise Schwendinger, and Jesse Limbacher. I hope to see you there, cheers!
This groupmuse concert is an abbreviated version of my recital program at the Arts and Literature Laboratory on August 4th and 6th in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about the live recitals, check out tracejohnson.bpt.me or https://artlitlab.org/ !
Tickets are $3 in advance and $10+ at the time of the event.
10 August 8 PM EDT
Chamber Music featuring Sergey Antonov & Ilya Kazantsev
About this event
Evening of Chamber Music
featuring Sergey Antonov & Ilya Kazantsev Duo
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 8:00 PM
SMF Sunset Concert Pavilion
Sergei Antonov, cello
Ilya Kazantsev, piano
David Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody for cello and piano
Richard Strauss – Sonata for cello and piano
Karl Davidov – At the Fountain
Online Programs and Events
Ends 7 August (check countdown timer on the website for exact timing!)
Global Cello Project #15: Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Have you been following the wonderful work of Tony Rogers and his Covid Cello Project? The name has changed, but the fun continues.
Cellists interested in participating, be sure to see the new information on the site—non-cellists who are interested click here to see how you can donate or support the project.
Ends 15 August 11:59 PM EDT
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
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.
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.
2021 Global Musician Workshop
On June 30, Silkroad and the New England Conservatory announced its 2021 Global Musician Workshop (GMW). The event will take place virtually from August 8–14 and feature a workshops, jam sessions, panel discussions, topic-based elective classes, and a two-day Online Performance Festival open to the public.
Silkroad is a globally-minded musical organization founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 that includes the Silkroad Ensemble and emphasizes new music, social initiatives, and educational partnerships.
Cellist and Silkroad artist Mike Block directs the festival, and members of the Silkroad Ensemble will teach the various workshops and classes virtually from the New England Conservatory campus in Boston.
16-20 August and 23-27 August
Midcoast Maine Adult Amateur Cello Workshop
Learn in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.
an intensive practice/study vacation for busy adults in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.
We all learn from each other!
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.
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.
Face-to-face and videoconference classes: Approach to Latin American popular music with the cello
Harmony, Cipher, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales and Fingering Patterns
Rhythmic Harmonic Base
(+54 9 11) 5150-3805
Cello Yoga with Mea the Creative Cellist
Journaling With Cello For Grounding & Positivity
Welcome to this 8-day course on Insight Timer, which focuses on journaling with cello for grounding and positivity. Over the course of seven days, The Wong Janice will take you through seven different themes, each with its own unique writing prompts and with the beautiful sounds of deep cello music, designed to inspire you to write freely with full awareness from your heart while harnessing the power of journaling for healing.
The themes covered are:
By the end of the course, you will have covered seven journaling exercises, and with daily practice, learn to express yourself better and understand who you are at a higher level, bringing more stability in your life, and feeling more grounded and calm from within.
For more information on this and other courses by The Wong Janice, 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.
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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