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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 31 October

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.

For even more concert listings, here’s a Classic FM concert round-up.

23-30 October – Many Videos Still Online

Cello Biënnale Amsterdam Online 

Even though the events finished yesterday, many of the videos are still online. These events were free, but donations are welcome.

1-30 November – Check the Schedule for Days and Times

Festival Brikcius – 9th Chamber Music Concert Series in Prague

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

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 .

Festival Brikcius forms part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, which commemorate the legacy of Jewish journalist, musician Daniel Pearl, brutally murdered by group of terrorists for defending freedom of speech. For more details about the Festival Brikcius, visit the websites and .

Donations appreciated:

5 November 3 PM EST

The National Arts Club in Partnership with the Sphinx Organization – Cellist Sterling Elliott

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Cellist Sterling Elliott has soloed with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and others. In 2019, he performed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He began his cello studies at age 3 and made his solo debut at 7. His accomplishments include first place in the 2019 National Sphinx Competition Senior Division, 2019 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, and the 2019 Camerata Artists International Competition. Elliot is the inaugural recipient of the National Arts Club Neuman Music Award and has enjoyed the honor of performing for cellist Yo-Yo Ma and performing alongside recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

Tickets: Free, but registration required.

Please help the NAC support artists by making a donation with your registration.

This program will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive additional details upon registration.

Register and get more information here.

5 November 8 PM EST

Celebrity Series of Boston – Live Streamed Living Room Concert – Cellist Aristides Rivas and Vocalist Meena Malik

Cellist Aristides Rivas and vocalist Meena Malik — two members of Neighborhood Arts favorite Voci Angelica Trio — share a performance that will beautifully blend new compositions, traditional songs from around the world, and classical selections.

Tickets: Free with RSVP

RSVP and get more information here:

6 November 7:30 PM GMT

University of Plymouth – Music Forum with Dr. Robert Taub and British cellist Lionel Handy

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Join us for the next addition to The Arts Institute’s Musica Viva series – the latest of our Music Forums: live-streamed musical evenings featuring live performances and informal conversations with Dr Robert Taub and guests about composers, musical interpretations, and related topics.

Listen as Robert and his guest Lionel Handy discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Lionel’s touring and concert schedule. Lionel will also perform excerpts from a cello concerto by the Plymothian composer Stanley Bate – which he was previously scheduled to perform in Hong Kong – along with a heroic solo cello work, the transcendent Suite for Solo Cello in C major by JS Bach.

The program is free, but you must book your place. Once you have booked your place you will receive a link to access this event online.

Book your place –

6 November 7 PM PST

Cellist Wayne Smith – Solo Bach

Smith has appeared with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, the Ritz Chamber Players, the Manhattan Chamber Players, among others. He has performed with the National Chamber Orchestra, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Princeton Chamber Symphony, and the Heidelberg Castle Festival Orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany, and was a featured soloist on the PBS Series “Musical Encounters.”

He gave his recital debut at the Kennedy Center in 1996 to critical acclaim and made his concerto debut at the age of 20 with the Philharmonic of New Jersey. He has recorded and performed with such artists as the Moody Blues, Joe, Richard Smallwood, Anthony Krizan of the Spin Doctors, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Wayne completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music with Steven Doane and pursued his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Astrid Schween.

Check the 240 Strings Facebook page or for the link to the concert.

7 November Q&A 2 PM CST, Concert 7:30 CST

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Cellist Camille Thomas and Pianist Julien Brocal, with live Q&A from ParisOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Thomas, a Franco-Belgian cellist, says she uses her music to bring people together from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Thomas released her second album, called “Voice of Hope,” with the exclusive Deutsche Grammophon this past June.

Camille plays the Feuermann Stradivarius cello (1730) with a bow by Eugène Sartory, who is regarded as one of the finest bowmakers in history. Joining her for this performance will be pianist Julien Brocal.

Tickets: $20 (some student pricing available – see link below)

For tickets and more information, visit

7 November 7:30 PM PST

Yulia Fomicheva and Keisuke Nakagoshi – Cello and Piano Music by Russian-born Composers – OnlineOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Yulia Fomicheva (CSMA faculty, cello) and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi perform music from Russian-born composers Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Nikolai Myaskovsky. Fomicheva and Nakagoshi will give a small talk about these composers during the concert.

The Program includes:

Igor Stravinsky: “Suite Italienne” arrangement for cello and piano

Sergei Rachmaninoff: “Prelude and Oriental dance” for cello and piano

Nikolai Myaskovsky: “Sonata No 2“ for cello and piano

Watch their online concert on YouTube.

8 November 4 PM PST

Gold Coast virtual concert: BACH CONNECTIONS – Cellist Robert HowardOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Featured cellist Robert Howard has performed with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the American Bach Soloist. His expertise will be on full display when he performs Bach’s 4th Cello Suite. In Bach Connections, Robert weaves a powerful story of Bach’s universal appeal by collaborating with cellists from Kenya and Colombia. These special guest cellists will illustrate how Bach has transformed their lives.

Tickets: $20, and the concert link is available for up to one week.

Purchase tickets and get more information here:

8 November 7 PM EST

Celebrity Series of Boston – Alisa Weilerstein, cello and Inon Barnatan, piano

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, frequent musical partners who have appeared together to acclaim on the Series, come together for a recital from La Jolla’s The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Their performance program features Manuel De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole, inspired by beloved Spanish folk songs, and Rachmaninoff’s rapturous Cello Sonata.

Tickets: $20 – The concert will remain available for on-demand viewing for 72 hours after the premiere.

This concert is followed by an exclusive live chat with the artists.
Purchase tickets and get more information here:

10 November 8 PM EST

Peter Thomas Virtual Concert

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 31 October

Students For Music is hosting Peter Thomas, multi-genre solo cellist and member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature music from pop to baroque and will conclude with a Q&A about how to maintain a musician’s career in a remote environment.

Peter J. Thomas has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) since 2008, and has performed around the world as a multi-genre soloist, clinician, educator, and chamber musician. He frequently performs with the Kabat-Thomas Cello Duo, Frankly Music, Present Music, and the 414 Quartet. Mr. Thomas was also the electric cellist of the award-winning classical cross-over indie-rock band I’m Not A Pilot, that toured extensively across the Midwest at colleges, performing art centers, music festivals, and in educational collaboration concerts with high school orchestras from 2009-2016.

The program is free, but registration is required.

Other Cello Events: Online Festivals, Masterclasses, and Courses

Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.


23 October – 1 November

CelloBello Audition Preparation Workshop

Whether you are a high school student planning ahead for upcoming undergraduate auditions, a seasoned teacher looking to help prepare your students, or a parent seeking audition guidance for their child, this workshop is designed to give you tools to demystify the conservatory and music school audition process and to help you play a fantastic audition for the school of your dreams.

Different levels of participation available.

Get more information and the link to sign up here.


5-8 November – Register NOW

Fiddle Hell Online – Fiddle Workshops, Concerts, and Jams for Cellists (and fiddle, mandolin, guitar, old-time banjo, voice, and more)

Fiddle Hell Festival

Ever wanted to learn how to play fiddle music on the cello? Want to learn how to jam with fiddlers? This is a great opportunity. Those who like to listen rather than play can register to attend the concerts and jams.

There are four different levels of difficulty:

Fiddle Hell Online workshops and jams are intended for beginners, low and high intermediates, and advanced players. Please understand that Fiddle Hell Online workshops are not oriented to novices who are new to their main instrument and can’t play any tunes yet. Of course, even if you’re a newbie, you can still listen to concerts and jams, or sit in on an online workshop.

Price: $150, discounts for kids, young adults, and seniors

Click here to register.

Click here for more information, including the schedule, the list of instructors, tune lists, and more.


5 December 2020 – 16 January 2021 – Register NOW

First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled

We highly recommend this is a seven-week course with international soloist and pedagogue Amit Peled. We will be featuring this course in an article next month. This course is for students, teachers, and advanced amateurs. Feeling stuck in your playing? This course is for you.

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

Click here to register and learn more.

Your Turn

Let us know about your favorite online events and concerts in the comments below. Have an event or concert you’d like listed? Please get in touch.