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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

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.

4-7 March 8 PM CET

LIVE STREAM FESTIVAL Inner Cello Dialogues – Stijn Kuppens

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Stijn Kuppens – Inner Cello Dialogues

Cellist Stijn Kuppens presents a series of live streams of – and about – his music. In addition, new releases from his upcoming album will be featured. The live streams alternate between Flemish and English. Find the link to each day’s Youtube live stream below.

To see an exclusive Cello Museum pre-premiere of Kuppens’s new video and learn more about his work, see this week’s Cello Museum interview.

5 March 10 AM EST

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival – LISTENING ROOM with Raphael Bell, cello & Boris Giltburg, piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Raphael Bell, cello | Boris Giltburg, piano

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival presents a series of “mini-festival releases” this weekend. Friday’s performance features Raphael Bell and Boris Giltburg performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19.

Watch the premiere here.


5 March 12:15 PM PST

Eric Byers & Friends

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 February

Eric Byers

As a founding member of the Calder Quartet, Eric Byers has appeared in the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Mozarteum and Esterházy Palace in Austria, and the Sydney Opera House. Eric studied at the USC Thornton School with Ronald Lenoard.

Tickets are free. Donations are gladly accepted. Sign up for e-mail concert reminders which will have the live stream links.


5 March 7:30 PM CST, 6 March 7:30 PM CST, & 7 March 4 PM CST

Northbrook Symphony with Cellist Katherine Audas

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Katherine Audas

Cellist Katherine Audas performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major with the Northbrook Symphony. This is a scheduled Vimeo live stream of a pre-recorded concert. Tickets are $30 per viewer or $50 per household.


6 March 11:45 AM GMT

Music Matters: Sandrine Piau, Geraldine Mucha, Steven Isserlis

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week –

Photo: Christopher Pledger

A celebration of the fascinating life of British composer Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012). Tom Service also speaks to French soprano Sandrine Piau and cellist Steven Isserlis about their new recordings.

Listen free on BBC Radio 3.


6 March 7:30 PM EST

Czech it Out – 14-year-old cellist Miriam Smith with the Kentucky Symphony

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Miriam Smith

The KSO offers two works of Antonin Dvorak. His Seventh Symphony opens the program followed by his famous Cello Concerto performed by local prodigy —14-year old Miriam K. Smith. Miriam has been featured with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra and other orchestras throughout the country. Miriam makes her KSO debut with her first performance of the Dvorak Concerto. Such youth, talent, commitment and passion on display bodes well for the lasting legacy of great music.

Tickets are $35 + handling fees.


8 March 12 PM PST

Virtual Music at Noon Welcomes Belrose Duo, With Cellist David Garrett and Pianist Junko Ueno Garrett

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Cellist David Garrett and Pianist Junko Ueno Garrett

Virtual Music at Noon at Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents the Belrose Duo, featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist David Garrett and Occidental College pianist Junko Ueno Garrett, on Monday, March 8.

Garrett has been part of L.A. Phil since 2000, after tenures with the orchestras of Houston, San Antonio, Shreveport, New Orleans and Grand Rapids. His wife, Japan-born Junko Ueno Garrett, has captivated audiences around the world with her colorful tone, poetry, expressiveness, dynamic technique, and wide-ranging repertoire.

The concert will premiere on Facebook and Youtube. For more information, visit the Virtual Music at Noon website.


8 March 3 PM EST

International Women’s Day Chamber Music Concert – cellist Michelle So, pianist Eva Doroskowska, mezzo Miranda Wescott

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

International Women’s Day

Three female musicians perform a concert featuring three female composers, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach, and Irene Poldowski. Tickets are free, but donations are gladly accepted.


11 March 7 PM GMT (available through 21 March)

Abel Selaocoe

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Abel Selaocoe

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe is redefining the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly between genres and styles, from collaborations with world musicians and beatboxers, to concerto performances and solo classical recitals. Abel combines virtuosic performance with improvisation, singing and body percussion, and has a special interest in curating recital programmes that highlight the links between Western and non-Western musical traditions, with view to helping classical music reach a more diverse audience.

Tickets are Pay what you want – Minimum £10.


13 March 12 PM EST

Cellist Julian Schwarz and the Jackson Symphony perform Liebermann’s Cello Concerto

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Julian Schwarz

90.5 WKAR presents this concert online and on the radio. Click on the live radio player at the top of the page to listen.


13 March 7:30 PM MST

A Celebration of Cello Digital ConcertZuill Bailey with the Boulder Philharmonic

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Zuill Bailey

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima.

Michael Butterman, conductor
Zuill Bailey, cello

Tickets are $40.


13 March 7:30 PM CST

PAS Virtual Concert: Hannah Holman, cellist

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Hannah Holman

The 2021 PAS season begins with a concert featuring QCSO Principal Cellist Hannah Holman, accompanied by Director of Music Matt Bishop. Due to COVID restrictions, this concert will be virtual-only. Ticket purchasers will receive a private link to the pre-recorded concert video, set to premiere on Saturday, March 13th at 7:30pm. If you prefer, a DVD of the concert can be sent to your home as well.

This concert features works by Antonio Vivaldi, Marin Marais, J.S. Bach, Gabriel Fauré, David Popper, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. To learn more about Hannah Holman, visit https://www.hannahholmancello.com.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.


14 March 2 PM EDT

Sunday Salon Series with cellist Tanya Anisimova

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Tanya Anisimova

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach! Celebrate the wisdom and beauty of Bach’s music with familiar works and newly composed music inspired by Bach. Featured pieces performed by cellist Tanya Anisimova include favorite movements from J. S. Bach’s works for unaccompanied violin & cello as well as new music.

Admission…is $15 per household for the concert only (Patron level); $25 per household for the concert plus an exclusive post-concert virtual meet & greet (VIP Supporter level).

Purchase tickets here.


14 March 5:30 PM EDT (Available through 21 March 11:59 PM EDT)

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello, and Armine Grigoryan, piano | Shriver Hall Concert Series | At Home Spring 2021

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Narek Hakhnazaryan

Shriver Hall Concert Series presents cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Armine Grigoryan. Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, the “dazzlingly brilliant” (The Strad) Narek Hakhnazaryan has inspired audiences with his artistry, securing a reputation as one of the world’s foremost cellists. An alum of SHCS’s Discovery Series, Hakhnazaryan debuts on SHCS’s Subscription Series with the world premiere of a recital pre-recorded at Aram Khatchatourian Concert Hall in Yerevan, Armenia.

The performance will be followed by an Artist Q&A and be available by on-demand access through Sun, Mar 21 at 11:59pm EST.

Tickets are $15.



Online Programs and Events

Win a Year of Free Lessons!

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

ArtistWorks

Enter a drawing for a year of free lessons via video exchange with cellist Mike Block. Click here to enter.


Saturdays 9:30-10:45 AM EST

The Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The Cello Camerata

The Cello Camerata is an online, international weekly masterclass, organized in four-week sessions, for students of advanced repertoire. Our core team of three established teachers (Wendy Warner, Jonathan Kramer, and Lisa Liske), with two monthly additional expert guest teachers from around the world, presents a learning community online for the collegial exchange of insights and inspiration about the art of cello playing and musicianship…The Camerata masterclasses feature concerto-level players from pre-teen through graduate school. Students of all ages (including adult amateurs)…are invited to audit the masterclasses…Please visit The Cello Camerata website for more information.

 

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill. 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.


Saturdays 11 AM – 12 PM EST

The Junior Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

The 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.

March guest artists are Stephanie Vial of Red Priest and Brent Wissick of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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.


6 March & 20 March

CELLO FELLOWS’ ZOOM ROOM

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Cello Fellow’s Zoom Room

No matter where you live or how long you’ve played the cello, you are welcome to join our cello fellowship online! We meet twice a month via Zoom to discuss, learn, play, stretch, and share all things cello.

CFZR sessions include:

– group-playing of Suzuki, Irish, Classical and Folk music

– warm-up exercises for both our bodies and for playing cello

– discussions of cello-related topics

– zoom games

– music theory and ear training

– masterclasses, for which you may choose to play or observe

– breakout rooms

– leadership opportunities

Visit the website for more information.


6 March – 17 April

The First Hour Online Journey with Amit Peled

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

CTM Classics

Play along with Maestro Peled once a week, covering his entire book and method via Zoom.

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!

Classes are one hour and will take place on Saturdays at 10:00am EST on the following dates:

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17

We highly recommend purchasing a copy of The First Hour book in advance of the course via CTM Classics, or a digital copy on Google Play Books.

Register here.


 7 March 7 PM EST

Music for Cello by African American Composers, part II – Dr. Tim Holley
Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Dr. Tim Holley

Dr. Tim Holley’s North Carolina Cello Society presentation – Music for Cello by African American Composers, part II.  Dr. Holley’s expertise and deep knowledge of the subject make this a not-to-be-missed opportunity! Here is the zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81401699251


 8-26 March

Guided Practice Sessions — Mike Block

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26

Mike Block

Each daily session will feature 60 minutes of guided practice, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and follow-up. $100 per week or $250 total for all 3 weeks. For more information and to register, click here.


21 June – 16 July (Early bird registration ends 15 March)

VIRTUAL SUMMER CELLO FESTIVAL

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Virtual Summer Cello Festival

Click here for more information on the inaugural year of this festival.


14-18 June (Early bird registration ends 15 March. Application deadline 1 April.)

Cincinnati Young Artists Virtual Cello Academy: Session I

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 5 March

Cincinnati Young Artists Virtual Cello Academy: Session I

CYA Directors Dr. Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty are thrilled to announce that Richard Aaron (University of Michigan & the Juilliard School) Hans Jensen (Northwestern University & the Glenn Gould School), Melissa Kraut (Cleveland Institute of Music) & Tom Landschoot (Arizona State) will join them on the faculty for Session I!

For a full list of events and audition details, click here.


 20 March 12 PM – 6:30 PM EST (registration closes 17 March)

UNH Cello Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week –

Festival Director Jacques Lee Wood

This half-day virtual festival will feature 4 workshops led by our renowned guest faculty. This year, we’re very excited to welcome Dr. Carol Ou (NYU Steinhardt School), Andrew Mark (Boston Conservatory), and Dorothy Braker (Aliento Chamber Players).

The festival will conclude with a live-streamed performance by festival director Jacques Lee Wood and Mathilde Handelsman (UNH piano faculty).

  • DATE: Saturday, March 20
  • TIME: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • WHERE: Online/Remote
  • COST: $40
  • For All Ages
  • Registration closes on March 17

For questions or more information, contact Jacques Lee Wood: jacques.wood@unh.edu

Register here.


 25 March

CELLISSIMO – The Cello Exhibition

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

CELLISSIMO – The Cello Exhibition

This exhibition will highlight the Galway Cello, a cello fashioned of timber grown in Co. Galway (concept by Philip Fogarty) for CELLISSIMO as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme and commissioned by Music for Galway from luthier Kuros Torkzadeh. It will document the creation of the cello from Galway sourced timber, and its connection to a classic 1710 Stradivarius Cello which once belonged to the Gore-Booth family of Lissadell House, Co.Sligo.

Other highlights of the exhibition include:

  • talk on the making of the Galway cello by Kuros Torkzadeh and Philip Fogarty
  • photographs of the making of the Galway Cello
  • short film featuring Adrian Mantu, of ConTempo String Quartet, playing Lamentatio by Giovanni Sollima on the Galway Cello
  • individual photographic portraits of Galway cellists playing the new cello
  • series of twelve shorts documenting the making of the cello
  • performance by contemporary cellist and curator Lucy Railton
  • photographs of the Galway Cello by Anita Murphy
  • The Skies are Empty – Yseult Cooper Stockdale and Philip Fogarty perform live from two locations

This is an online exhibition so please check back throughout the festival as events go live.


28 March 2 PM PDT

Cello Book Club Meeting via Zoom

For March, which is both Women’s History Month and Irish-American Heritage Month in the USA, we chose a book that our curators love: Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood by a mother-daughter team, Maureen and Leora O’Carroll.

We are excited to announce that Leora O’Carroll has agreed to talk with our book club online on 28 March 2021 at 2 PM PDT. Join our mailing list (at the bottom of our Cello Book Club page) to get Zoom details.

Read our review here.

Link to the discussion page for Maureen O’Carroll: A Musical Memoir of an Irish Immigrant Childhood.


 12 July – 1 August (Registration deadline 31 March)

International Cello Institute

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

International Cello Institute

Click here to apply.


5 April 7 PM EST

Wharton Arts Workshops – Tips For Making a Great Audition Video with Joe DeVico

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


15-18 April

Fiddle Hell Online

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Fiddle Hell

The Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival has been a yearly gathering of fiddlers, cellists, mandolin/guitar/old-time banjo players, and singers to meet, jam, learn, listen, and have fun. It’s both friendly and diverse, crossing all ages and including many traditional musical styles. This is our 16th annual Festival, and the first to be online. Typically, there are about 10% beginners, 25% low intermediates, 35% high intermediates, and 30% advanced players, with many workshop and jam session choices at each level. Roughly 15% of the attendees are kids, and in the past we’ve had some sessions just for them.

For more information and to register, click here.


23 April 4 PM EST

Wharton Arts Workshops – NJYS Audition Excerpts Workshop

The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts  will offer a series of Audition Workshops from February 21 through April 30, including Do You Know Your Scales & Arpeggios?Tips for Making a Great Audition Video, and New Jersey Youth Symphony Audition Preparation Excerpt Workshops. Instrumentalists entering grades 3-12 from anywhere in the world are invited to take advantage of this series of virtual workshops to hone skills and prepare for orchestral auditions.

The Audition Workshop series is free and open to the public. To register to attend, visit WhartonArts.org. For New Jersey Youth Symphony 2021-22 season auditions, visit NJYS.org.

The registration for the April 5 workshop can be found here.


24 April

University of Wyoming Cello Festival

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

UW Cello Festival

With distinguished guests:

Rick Mooney and Natalie Haas and Soeyoen Min

Plus! Special Extra Day April 25, 2021 with Rick Mooney

Register here.


12-18 July

Chosen Vale International Virtual Cello Seminar

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 5 March

Chosen Vale International 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.



Previous Concerts Still Available

Available through 6 March (from 4 March 7:30 EST)

The Annenberg Center Presents Thomas Kraines, Cello & Kinan Abou-afach, Cello/Oud

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

Thomas Kraines, Cello & Kinan Abou-afach, Cello/Oud

Cellist Thomas Kraines, who has graced our stage on numerous occasions with the “refined but passionate” (The New York Times) Daedalus Quartet, joins forces with cellist, oudist and composer Kinan Abou-afach, whose music championing Arabic and Syrian traditions has been described as “a journey in sound.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) The duo will perform a program of original compositions and improvisations as well as the world premiere of a new work by composer Gene Coleman.

  • Purchase access now through 7:30 PM on March 4.

  • Watch live at 7 PM on March 4 to participate in the chat and artist Q&A. Available on-demand through March 6.

Purchase tickets ($25) and view the performance here.


Available through 25 March

InFocus: Bonus Episode, Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March

Alisa Weilerstein

The Cleveland Orchestra presents a special solo recital performance of Alisa Weilerstein playing Bach’s complete cycle of Solo Cellos Suites recorded live at Severance Hall in January 2021. These six pieces, written from 1717-23 for Bach’s own use, were rediscovered in the 20th century to become one of the greatest and most-loved works for cello — showcasing a player’s artistry in a journey across a range and depth of emotions.

A monthly subscription to the streaming platform is $34.99.



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