Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
5 February 7 PM EST
Duke University Department of Music – Spotlight: Cello
This week’s video focuses on works for cello, both solo and within a chamber group setting.
Featuring Ciompi Quartet cellist Caroline Stinson, former Ciompi Quartet cellist and professor emeritus Fred Raimi, Duke student cellist Jacob Egol, and the student chamber group Trio Risonanza (Eliza Henne, violin; Chan Park, cello; Danika Dai, piano).
J. S. Bach: “Prelude” from Suite No. 5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (Jacob Egol)
Max Raimi: Soliloquy, for solo cello (Fred Raimi)
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (Trio Risonanza)
Andrew Waggoner: At Home (Caroline Stinson)
Ernest Bloch: Suite No. 3 for solo cello (Caroline Stinson)
5 February 8 PM EST
Roulette – Cellist and Composer Mariel Roberts: Armament Album Release
Accompanied by Brian Chase and Mario Diaz de Leon
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.”
6 February 3 PM PST
Cascade Symphony Orchestra Annual Children’s Concert – Cellist William Miguel Johnson
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
7 February 5 PM PST
Piedmont Piano Company at Streaming Arts – Dirty Cello
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.
Donations are warmly accepted via Venmo @dirtycello or PayPal.
9 February 7:30 PM CST
Cellist Christopher Adkins in Recital at University of Louisiana Monroe
The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts, Guest Artist on Campus Series, welcomes cellist Christopher Adkins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.
10 February 11 AM EST
Virtual Concert – Elise Jimenez, Cellist
Cellist Elise Jimenez currently performs in a variety of groups, including Orlando Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Nova Era at Disney Springs, Beautiful Music Inc., Paint it Black Quartet, and Sola Gratia trio with colleagues Angelyn Traylor and Olga Kolpakova. She has performed with Yo-yo Ma, Celtic Thunder, Johnny Mathis and for Andrea Bocelli’s Valentine’s Day weekend tour in Miami and Orlando.
11 February 3 PM EST
Cellist Francisco Vila in Recital
Ecuadorian cellist Francisco Vila is one of today’s most exciting talents. Concert appearances include Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and Disney Hall in Los Angeles. He won 2nd prize at the 15th Annual Sphinx Competition. Francisco plays a 1790 Vincenzo Panormo cello. “Vila brought out the fervour and vitality of the piece, boldly emphasizing attack and consummate projection.” – The Strad Magazine
The National Arts Club is partnering with the Sphinx Organization to present a series of classical concerts featuring outstanding young Black and Latino musicians.
This program will be hosted via Zoom. You will receive additional details upon registration.
Tickets are free, but donations are gladly accepted. All donations will be divided equally between the NAC and the performer.
11 February 7 PM CST
Heart of Houston Gala Featuring Yo-Yo Ma
The 2021 Heart of Houston gala is hosted “to raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association.” In addition to Yo-Yo Ma’s performance, live and silent auctions will also be a part of the event.
13 February 7:30 PM EST
Classical Heart – Mark Kosower Performs Boccherini and Tchaikovsky with the Westmoreland Symphony
Described as “a virtuoso of staggering prowess” Mark Kosower, principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra joins the WSO for a special Valentine’s weekend concert to perform the great Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile in B major for Cello and Strings. The program also features Rossini’s charming String Sonata No. 3 and Vaughn Williams’ Charterhouse Suite. No. 7. Conducted by Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
Livestream tickets: $35 *use code lovemusic and save $15 for a limited time!
13 February 7:30 PM EST
Unaccompanied Cello Repertoire: Origins Through J.S. Bach – Cellist Daniel Ryan
This presentation/performance explores the origins and early development of the cello. Unlike the violin and viola, the size of the cello was not standardized until the 1680’s, much later that its smaller string counterparts. Throughout the Baroque era, there continued to be great variety in how the instrument was made and played, including the number of strings, their tuning, and how the cello and bow were held. The variety in structure of and approaches to the instrument is reflected in the fascinating early repertoire written for it. Music performed and discussed in this presentation includes some of the earliest works for the cello: a ricercata by Giovanni Battista Degli Antonii and a ricercar by Domenico Gabrielli, both of which use a tuning of the instrument where the top string is tuned to G, one tone lower than the customary A. That same “Italian” tuning was used by J. S. Bach in his Suite No. 5 in C Minor for solo cello which will be discussed and performed in its entirety.
13 February 7:30 PM CST
Gems for Cello and Orchestra – Cellist Eman Chalshotori Performs the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra
The Livestream will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST on 13 February and will be available for 72 hours following the completion of the concert. The purchase of Livestream access includes unlimited viewing during those 72 hours. Tickets are $29.25.
13 February 7 PM PST
Colburn University “Next Up Series” – Bach’s Goldberg Variations for String Trio – Cellist Robert DeMaine, Violinist Grace Park, Violist Ben Ullery
Colburn’s Next Up Series presents school alumni and guest artists. This program features Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s arrangement of the Goldberg Variations.
14 February 4 PM EST
Cellist Gwen Krosnick Performs the Second Virtual Wilson Music Series concert.
Cellist Gwen Krosnick performs this virtual Wilson Music Series concert, presented by the First Religious Society, UU, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She performs works of J.S. Bach, Jean-Louis Duport, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and others.
Cellist Gwen Krosnick has appeared across the world as recitalist, chamber musician, and exuberant advocate for music. Her artistry is thoughtful, arresting, and ecstatic; and her love for sharing music this way with audiences, students, and colleagues helps to create space for deep connection and exploration. A review in The Boston Globe read: “The concert’s lodestar was the cellist Gwen Krosnick…who played gorgeously throughout and looked as though there was no place on earth she’d rather be.”
A passionate teacher, Krosnick most recently spent summer 2020 on the faculties of Kneisel Hall and Vivace Matera Cello Festival. She served as Visiting of Instructor of Cello at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has given masterclasses at Eastman, Oberlin, Kneisel Hall, Duke, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Krosnick holds degrees from the New England and Oberlin Conservatories and from Oberlin College (a BA in Russian). She has studied with Natasha Brofsky, Laurie Smukler, Darrett Adkins, Vivian Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, and Seymour Lipkin. She is a longtime alumna of Yellow Barn and Greenwood, and of Kneisel Hall, where she has taught since 2019.
Suggested donation $18. Free tickets are available if making a donation is financially challenging.
Online Programs and Events
Tennessee Cello Workshop (all online in 2021)
The Tennessee Cello Workshop (TCW) is a three-day exploration and celebration of cello playing and music making. The workshop consists of a series of master classes, lecture presentations, movement classes, hands-on technique and scales classes, cello ensemble events, cello competitions, and concerts. The Tennessee Cello Workshop encourages all interested in the cello–professional and pre-professional cellists, amateurs of all ages, young cellists, & cello enthusiasts–to participate. One can participate on a huge variety of levels of proficiency on the instrument. The one unifying characteristic of all registrants is a great love for the cello.
Over the years the TCW has had many of the country’s foremost cellist pedagogues on our faculty, along with a big crew of the most eager young student cellist registrants. This is a happy pairing! 2021 will continue this tradition, even as we move this year’s TCW to an online-only format.
12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)
International Cello Institute
University of Wyoming Cello Festival
With distinguished guests:
Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min
Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney
Previous Concerts Still Available
Available through 6 February 11:59 PM PST (from 30 January 7 PM PST)
Chamber Music Northwest – Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan: The Singing Cello
“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.
Available through 16 February (from 2 February 7 PM EST)
Orchester symphonique de Montréal – Alisa Weilerstein: Shostakovich Concerto No. 2
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.
Available through 1 March (from 29 January 7:30 EST)
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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