Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
5 and 6 June (Reserve Your Time – Selling Out Fast!)
2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival – A Piece of You
Performance artist, cellist, and composer Greg Sinclair
We all have a story to tell, what’s yours? Imagine telling your story and then having it turned into a song! A Piece of You is a live intimate and interactive performance for children and their families; a private concert for just your household. Using the video conferencing tool Zoom, award-winning performance artist, cellist and composer Greg Sinclair will get to know you and your family. Like a musical portrait, Greg will transform your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score using colourful and expressive graphic notation. He then plays your music on his cello, in this unique performance all about you.
7 June 3 PM EDT
Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano)
WWF presents dynamic duo Jamal Aliyev (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano).
About this event
Schumann: Drei Fantasiestucke op. 73
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne op. 19 no 4
Franck: Sonata in A major
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68
8 June 1:30 PM EDT
Astor Piazzolla – The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night – Ensemble Nueva Pasión
Astor Piazzolla The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night Ensemble Nueva Pasión Michael Herm – Accordion, Susanne Schmidt – Violin, Gunnar Haase – Piano, Johannes Raab -Violoncello00:35:00 Prologue (Tango Apasionado)02:25:00 Milonga for Three08:32:25 Street Tango12:39.00 Milonga Picaresque14:24:00 Knife Fight16:22:00 Leonora’s Song20:13:00 Butcher’s Death22:38:00 Leijia’s Game25:06:00 Milonga for Three (Reprise)31:13:12 Bailongo33:12:00 Leonora’s Love Theme37:39:00 Finale (Tango Apasionado)produced 2021 in the Mozart Halls Hamburg by VMTV
9 June 8 PM EDT
Boulder Cello Festival Colorado Cello Quartet Concert
Colorado Cello Quartet Concert featuring the cello faculty of the Boulder Cello Festival 2021! Livestreamed on June 9, 2021 at 6pm MDT.
Program will be announced during the performance
Performers: David Requiro, Meta Weiss, Alice Yoo, and Matthew Zalkind
Boulder Cello Festival is a five-day online festival (June 9 – 13, 2021) livestreamed from Boulder, Colorado featuring world-class cello faculty and open to cellists of all ages. Participants will have daily performance opportunities in studio classes led by our renowned cello faculty & guest artists, three one-hour private lessons over the course of the festival, workshops on technique, masterclasses with guest artists, and a live-streamed final concert featuring the four cello faculty. All virtual classes and events will be livestreamed, recorded, and archived for participants. Lessons, classes, and performances are also open for viewing to anyone with an All-Access Pass.
Following your registration, you will receive a link prior to the start of the performance. Thank you!
Tickets are offered for a $20 suggested donation.
Online Programs and Events
5 June – 1 August
The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021
Most of the events are in June, and the Cello Academy is from 26 July – 1 August. Click here for the entire program.
- WFCF Cello Concerts
- Underground Lunchtime Recitals (in the historic Victoria Line carriage)
- Cello Weekend
- Make Music Day
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.
The Cello Museum will be giving a presentation on 6 June at 4 PM London / 11 AM New York / 8 L.A.
Cincinnati Young Artists One-Day Cello Intensive
VCA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim, Alan Rafferty & Avi Friedlander are pleased to invite intermediate and advanced pre-college students to the June One-Day Intensive with clinicians Pam Devenport, Nancy Hair, Kirsten Cassel Greer & Laura Usisken. Registration now open!
Book 4-6 schedule (Eastern Time Zone)
- 11:00-11:50 Warmups Nancy Hair
- 12:00-12:50 Vibrato Pam Devenport
- 1:00-1:50 Lunch
- 2:00-2:50 Technique Kirsten Greer
- 3:00-3:50 Rock and Chops Avi Friedlander
- 4:00-5:00 Effective Practice Avi Friedlander
Book 7+ schedule(Eastern Time Zone)
11:00-11:50 Vibrato Pam Devenport
12:00-12:50 Technique Kirsten Greer
2:00-2:50 J.S. Bach Class Laura Usiskin
3:00-3:50 Rock and Chops Avi Friedlander
4:00-5:00 Mindful Practice Sarah Kim
- $75 before May 15/$90 after
15 June, 7:30 PM EDT
The 2021 Next Festival of Emerging Artists presents Seth Parker-Woods
2021 Festival Artist-in-Residence Seth Parker Woods leads a panel discussion with Next Fest alumni who are combining art and activism to create positive change in the world. The event will include performer/founders Ana Luna Uribe (Performers for Change), Jay Julio (Sound Off!: Music for Bail) and Sam Zagnit (Bass Players for Black Composers) discussing their journeys to becoming artist-advocates. From initial conception to the overcoming obstacles, the discussion will underscore the valuable work these early-career performers are doing to create a more just society and inspire those who are interested in making their own difference through art.
20 June 10:30 AM EDT (Enrollment period is 7 May – 15 June. Auditor applications: Apply May 7 – June 18)
2021 Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp with Phoebe Carrai
Virtual Baroque Cello Bootcamp is the social distancing-friendly version to keep studying in our new world where travel is difficult and finances may be squeezed. In this intensive workshop participants and auditors attend masterclasses and presentations ranging from bow technique and continuo classes to lectures and recitals. No experience or special equipment is necessary to audit! Full participants must perform with baroque bow and guts strings. Spots are filling fast – apply now!
Baroque Cello Bootcamp is currently in its 16th year under the direction of Phoebe Carrai.
Audit for as little as $40 for 1 day.
Full participation for $195 per 3-day session.
21 June – 16 July
VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL
Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.
New Directions Cello Festival
For over 25 years, the New Directions Cello Festival has been dedicated to new and innovative uses of the cello. We’ve created an international forum for the exchange of music and ideas and fostered the growth of the cello in all styles beyond classical music. The cello can now be seen and heard in countless genres of music around the globe.
You have the option of registering for the full 2-day festival (which includes all workshops, panels and concerts), a single day pass for either Sat 6/26 or Sun 6/27, or purchasing tickets to the streamed concerts on either night.
*Students- Contact us before placing your order to get your discount*
28 June – 1 July
Exploring Bach’s Musical Language in the Cello Suites
Join Levine Faculty Cellist Dr. Joseph Gotoff as he dives deep into J.S. Bach’s musical language regarding the solo string instrument in his Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. Dr. Gotoff shares his insights from a lifetime of research and performance of these great pieces.
This course is open to all instrumentalists and music lovers alike. Dr. Gotoff performs a selection from the suites during each class. The week culminates in a short concert.
For more information, please contact Patrick LeStrange, Strings Department Chair, at (202) 686-8000 x1110, or email@example.com.
Registration is $119.
30 June application deadline
The Classics for Kids Foundation believes that playing a stringed instrument can transform a child, giving them experiences and skills that can help make them more successful in life.
To advance this mission, the foundation invites applications for its matching grant program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations to support the incorporation of string instruments into music education programs. All instruments in the string family are supported (including guitars and ukuleles). Programs must serve children from kindergarten through grade twelve.To be eligible, applicants must have nonprofit status and be based in the United States.See the Classics for Kids Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
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.
26-31 August (1 July application deadline)
New Millennium International Online and Hybrid Master Classes
The New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival is constantly adapting to COVID-19. We are happy to announce that in 2021, the master classes of the NMICMF are offering as many opportunities and as much flexibility as possible to its students.
Committed to offering generous support to artists and music students during this difficult time, the 2020 edition offered a one-session online full-scholarship masterclass for highly talented participants with our world-renowned faculty.
This year, we will offer the same opportunity PLUS the option to participate in the full course (a total of three lessons) online, or if the situation allows, in person in Budapest.
Piano: Josu de Solaun (Spain)
Violin: Miranda Liu (USA/Hungary)
Cello: Bartosz Koziak (Poland)
Flute: Noémi Győri (Hungary/UK)
Clarinet: Csaba Pálfi (Hungary)
Harp: Klára Babel (Hungary)
Application fee: €30 View details here.
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.
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.
Fridays 10 PM (Amsterdam time)
Live Chakra Cleansing with Deep Ambient Cello
Prepare to relax and join The Wong Janice on this weekly 45-minute journey of deep ambient cello pieces aligned with the 7 major chakras that will leave you feeling more open and calm. The performance is a live interpretation of pieces from her 10-day Insight Timer course: Chakra Cleansing with Deep Cello. This event is hosted in collaboration with the meditation app Insight Timer.
Note: You can either join via a web browser on desktop / mobile device, or if you prefer, you can download the Insight Timer App for easy access on a mobile device.
It is free to join, but register via Eventbrite to get the details of the live-stream. If you wish to make a donation, you can do that here.
Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM EDT
The Cello Camerata
Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM EDT
The Junior Cello Camerata
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.
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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