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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

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.

7 May 12 PM EDT

Helsinki Philharmonic with Senja Rummukainen, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Photo by Sanna Lehto

Conducted by Dima Slobodeniouk, this concert features both French elegance and a heart-rending Soviet Russian cello concerto. Darius Milhaud’s miniature symphony flickers with Mediterranean light and displays the composer’s vast range of influences: from jazz and Brazilian music to 1920s Parisian café culture.

Calls, Prisms, Far spaces, Litanies, Soliloquies… The parts of Henri Dutilleux’s composition illuminate the journey towards the mystery of a fleeting moment. Senja Rummukainen, the orchestra’s own cellist and finalist in the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, will perform in front of the HPO as soloist of Shostakovich’s cello concerto.

The performance will premier on YouTube.

7 May 7:30 PM BST, available through Friday 30 July 2021

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chamber Concert –  Cello Jewels, Aleksei Kiseliov, Cello, and Alasdair Beatson, Piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 30 April


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).

7 May 8 PM EDT, available through 13 May

Washington Performing Arts – Alisa Weilerstein, Cello


Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Performing in the beloved chamber-music setting of the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, MacArthur “Genius Grant”–winner Alisa Weilerstein gives a Home Delivery Plus recital that showcases both the sonic range of the cello and her own mastery of the instrument, in solo works including Bach’s immortal Suite No. 3 and Kodály’s exhilarating and technically daunting solo sonata. In the Los Angeles Times’s words: “Weilerstein’s cello is her id. She doesn’t give the impression that making music involves will at all. She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same.”

BRITTEN – Tema ‘Sacher’
BACH – Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
KODÁLY – Sonata in B minor for solo cello

Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus:

Soundcheck: Alisa Weilerstein discusses her Home Delivery Plus program and shares insightful commentary on Kodály’s Sonata in B Minor for solo cello.

Linger Longer: A juvenile diabetes survivor and an ardent advocate for the type 1 diabetes community, Weilerstein joins a panel of experts to discuss living with the disease, medical advances in treatment, and more (details TBA).

Additional components TBA

Single-Event Price: $20
Student Price: $4 (with free Gateway Student Ticket Program registration)

Please Note: Sales for each Home Delivery Plus event conclude at 10PM ET on the final night of the streaming period. Patrons who have already purchased tickets can login and watch the stream until 11:59PM ET on the final night.

Purchase tickets here.

7 May 7 PM CDT available until 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, 9 May

A co-presentation of UChicago Presents and the Department of Music  – SOUND/SITES: Seth Parker Woods, cello (Encore Performance)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 23 April

Here is a trailer for this performance:

In this encore SOUND/SITES performance, cellist and University of Chicago artist-in-residence Seth Parker Woods showcases the architecture and creative spaces of UChicago’s campus through the music of Fredrick Gifford, Nathalie Joachim, Monty Adkins, and Alvin Singleton. Woods, hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “a mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” reflects on the unabashed celebration of identities, acts of translation, the Great Migration, and the embodied Black and Brown experience in America in this program.

This event is a repeat presentation of a performance previously streamed on February 26-28, 2021.

Tickets $15 (free for UChicago students)

7 May 9 PM CDT

Floral Sphere–Luna and Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Photo by Cynthia Banks

Luna paints in and around her studio. Cello is a 1913 Romanian Cello played by Janet Schiff. The duo will be focusing on the spring flowers for this unique performance.

The performance is streamed via Facebook live. Donations are accepted.

8 May 12 PM PDT (12:35 PM PDT Cello Ensemble Performance)

A Glimpse of China – Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival (Virtual Event)

This event includes a performance of Chinese music played on Western instruments by the Zhenlun Cello Ensemble.

Zhenlun Cello Ensemble

The Seattle Center Festál: Glimpse of China–Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival seeks to explore and promote 5,000 years of Chinese culture and heritage with live streaming music, martial arts, and other Chinese movement traditions, demonstrations, and decorative arts.

The online festival highlights traditional Chinese music. Pipa players from Seattle Chinese Orchestra perform The Beautiful Spring on this short-neck Chinese lute-like instrument. The full orchestra offers an arrangement of Shepherdess Song on traditional instruments, and a percussion ensemble from the group presents a rhythmic Holiday Celebration. In addition, China’s oldest musical instrument, the seven-stringed plucked Guqin, is featured in performance, and members of the Zhenlun Cello Studio will play Chinese music on this Western instrument.

The festival offers plenty of movement as well. Members of the Seattle Wushu & Taichi Academy demonstrate this traditional martial art, which combines softness within hardness, and slow motion with fast motion. The Wudang Martial Art Academy shares a historical narrative video tracing the origins of their marital art, complete with training, exhibition, and competition footage, and students from the Chinese Dances Academy showcase traditional dances they have performed for major Chinese holidays such as Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival.

Seattle Center presents Festál: Glimpse of China – Seattle Chinese Culture & Arts Festival in partnership with the Washington Chinese Arts & Culture Committee. Streaming is free of charge. For more information, visit or call 206-684-7200.

View the program details here.

Watch on Facebook.

8 May 4 PM EDT

Raritan River Music – Poorwill Lane Duo: Between Worlds 

Hyeyung Sol Yoon and Gregory Beaver

This musically-connected couple has worked together for years, as members of the famed Chiara String Quartet and as founding directors of the new organization Open Space Music, connecting artists and communities through digital technology throughout the world.  They are now based in Jersey City, NJ, and are performing this May at Raritan River Music Festival for the first time.  Their program will include new music by Carlos Simon – inspired by the art of Bill Traylor, a Black man who was enslaved at birth and was an eyewitness to American history from Civil War to Jim Crow segregation – plus NJ premieres of works by Matthew Fuerst and Anjna Swaminathan.

For more information:
Phone: 908-213-1100.

Tickets: $20 live-stream

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.

8 May 9 PM EDT (repeats 7 PM on 13 May)

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – Bach, Cuong, Frank, and Mozart

The world premiere of Circling Back for Oboe and Cello (SPCO commission) by Viet Cuong

  • Cassie Pilgrim, oboe
  • Sarah Lewis, cello

Click here for more information and to watch the concert.

9 May 8 PM BST (Available through 11 May 8 PM BST)

Riccardo Pes & Andrea Boscutti: Film Music Gala

Riccardo Pes and Andrea Boscutti - Film Music Gala

Experience cinema’s most iconic films with the score performed by cello and piano duo.  This is a digital concert not to miss!

PLAYING LOVE | E. Morricone
GABRIEL’S OBOE | E. Morricone
DEPARTURES | Joe Hisaishi
NOCTURNE Op. 9 No. 2 | F. Chopin | from THE PIANIST
FORREST GUMP | A. Silvestri
PRELUDE #1 | R. Pes | from 100 YEAR AFTER – 2019
MILONTAN  |  J.Bragato | from EL EXILIO DE GARDELl – 1985

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.

9 May 7:30 PM

Emerson Avenue Salonline – Dances & Dreams: Mother’s Day Music for Violin & Cello

Dances and Dreams Concert

Tune in this Mother’s Day and dance into the evening with an eclectic program of soon-to-be favorites from the violin and cello repertoire!

National Symphony Orchestra violinist Benjamin Scott and cellist Rosanna Butterfield share the stage again to perform works that span four centuries of cheer and repose.

Music by American composers abounds on this program, and even the cicadas will find something to enjoy!

Click here to register for the concert.

10-24 May

Howard Community College – On the Wings of Spring

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

A showcase of exquisite works for cello/piano by Debussy, Fauré, and Cassadó will be heard. The virtual concert will also feature a single-movement Beethoven Piano Trio and Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 81a “Les Adieux” in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Patrons may view the concert at their convenience from May 10 – 24, 2021.

Buy Your Tickets Early and get this bonus event!

Patrons who purchase tickets prior to May 14th, will be invited to a special concert discussion on Friday May 14th to get a behind the scenes glimpse of the faculty performers as they talk about why they chose the pieces, how the virtual performance process is different for a performer, and what they miss about performing live. The discussion will be facilitated by Janelle Broderick and will include faculty performers: Bruce Casteel, Wei-Der Huang, Hsien-Ann Meng, Melissa Lindon, and Lisa Rehwoldt.

Concert Program

Debussy Nocturne et scherzo
Faure Romance, Op. 69
Cassado Requiebros

I-Hsuan Chiang, Cello
Sangmi Yoon, Piano

Beethoven Piano Trio No. 8, WoO 39
Rubinstein Melody in F, Op. 3 No. 1

Yoon Young Bae, Violin
Yoon Nah Cho, Cello
Hsien-Ann Meng, Piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 81a “Les Adieux”

I. Das Lebewohl
II. Abwesenheit
III. Das Wiedersehen
Lisa Rehwoldt, Piano

Tickets: $10.00

12 May 7:30 PM IST

Cello Quartet: William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 30 April

Cello Quartet: William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh


Debussy Clair de lune
W.A. Mozart Ave verum corpus KV 618
J.S. Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1004)
Beethoven Adagio cantabile (2nd movement) from Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 “Pathétique”
Conor Linehan An Autumn Night’s Dream New Music Network Commission
Ailbhe McDonagh Cellango
Barrière Sonata for two cellos No. 10 in G major
Gershwin “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances (Sz68)

Listen to William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Alibhe McDonagh perform:

Tickets are €10.00 and up.

13 May 12:05 PM PDT

Bach Cello Suites – UC Davis – Susan Lamb Cook, Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Susan Lamb Cook

Susan Lamb Cook, cello and UC Davis lecturer in music

Johann Sebastian Bach—

Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010

Free, online only via YouTube livestream
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert

17 May 7:30 PM EDT (available through 24 May)

Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center – David Requiro, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Photo by Czarnecki-Dempsey

  • Ibert Trois pièces brèves for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (1930) (Sooyun Kim, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Tommaso Lonquich, clarinet; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; Eric Reed, horn)

  • Janáček Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano (1910) (David Requiro, cello; Gilles Vonsattel, piano)

  • Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances for Two Pianos, Op. 45 (Alessio Bax, Orion Weiss, piano)

Watch the concert for free here.

17 May 7:30 PM DST (available through 17 June)

Beethoven, György Kurtág and Schubert – Steven Isserlis cello; Irène Duval violin; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

©Joanna Bergin

Wigmore regular Steven Isserlis is joined by French violinist Irène Duval and pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen for Schubert’s convivial 1827 second piano trio, to round off a varied programme which includes Beethoven’s second of two Op. 5 sonatas from 1797, written for performance to the King of Prussia, and a selection of works by Hungarian composer György Kurtág.

View the free concert at this link.

14 May 7:30 PM EDT (available through 12 June)

Beethoven and Haydn: The Grand Rapids Symphony with Alicia Eppinga, Cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

In this concert dedicated to the two composers, we turn the spotlight on our own principal cello Alicia Eppinga as she tackles Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1—a testament to elegance, charm, and delicacy. We will complete the evening with Beethoven’s Second Symphony—composed less than a decade after the two masters met, playful and lyrical passages can be deceiving. As the composer experienced the first signs of deafness, something unsettling is always barely under the surface.

Tickets are $20.

18 May 7 PM CEST (available through 1 June)

The Great Slavs: Orchestre classique de Montréal with Stéphane Tétreault, cello

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Photo: Cecilia Concerts

The OCM dives into the passionate music of Slavic composers. Québec cello sensation Stéphane Tétreault is back in Shostakovich’s famous cello concerto. Audiences will also be wowed with musical gems by renowned Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko and Bulgarian-Canadian, Vania Angelova.

Livestream tickets are $15.

Online Programs and Events

5 April – 13 May

COAP Intensive – with Detroit Symphony assistant principal cellist Abraham Feder

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 March

Abraham Feder

Along with Chicago Symphony cellist Brant Taylor, Abraham Feder will host the Comprehensive Orchestral Audition Preparation (COAP) Intensive. Visit the website for details and registration.

1 May 1 PM EDT (Saturdays in May)

Cello Practice Club (Saturdays)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

Julia Solomon

Julia Solomon

In Cello Practice Club, students new to an instrument learn good habits and basic technique while they receive individualized support on school orchestra music. Students play note-reading games, map fingerboards, and prepare their school parts in a manner which will make them reliable contributors and confident leaders of their section. This course addresses the needs of beginners who may not want to take up individuals lessons but want specific questions answered, skills demonstrated or explained, and encouragement given. Motivational practice tips are provided to parents by your instructor, cellist Julia SolomonFlex Startmeans a new session begins at the top of each month, so you can join in whenever your pod or group is ready, or renew to keep building skills, enrolling for 4 meetings at at time. Create your own group – the familiar faces from music class, friends from the neighborhood who just started to play too, or a sibling with whom you would like to share a lesson. Youth: 7 – 12 years.

12-13 May, 1-2 June

MC Live Masterclass – Steven Isserlis

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 16 April

Steven Isserlis

Steven Isserlis, one of the most distinguished and diverse cellists of our time, gives the very first MC masterclass on May 12-13 and June 1-2

There are limited places available, each of the selected participants will have 1 lesson of 1 hour. The application deadline is May 5.


Please fill out the form below to register as an active participant,
we will inform you about the possible acceptance as soon as possible.

If you prefer to participate as an auditor, click here and purchase your registration now.

Click here to register as a participant.

12, 19, 26 May 3 PM PDT

Bach G Major Cello Suite Class Series

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

The Cello Guru

Study the Bach Cello Suite in G Major in three master classes: May 12, 19 and 26. Get coached by the Guru and listen to others being coached. There’s a reason this Suite is the most popular cello music ever written. For the intermediate level cellist. Wednesday afternoon classes, 3pm Pacific time.

The course tuition is $147. Register here.

16 May 4 PM EDT

ASTA MD/DC Chapter Cellobration with Astrid Schween

Astrid Schween
Guest Artist Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet, will explore excerpts from solo and chamber music repertoire for the cello and discuss the technical solutions needed to support the vision of both the composer and the interpreter.

This event is geared towards teachers and advanced cello students. However, learning about the process of interpretation will also be interesting and inspiring for intermediate level students. There will be an opportunity for those attending to submit questions about cello playing. Excerpts include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Lalo and Schumann.

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information.

23 May 7 PM BST

Cello Museum – Cello Book Club Meeting with Special Guest Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason and her book, House of Music: Raising the Kanneh Masons

We are absolutely thrilled to have Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason join us for our Cello Book Club meeting this month.

House of Music is a moving and inspirational account of determination, music and love. It is a story about race, immigration and education. It is the story of a mother and her family. And it is the story of her children, seven phenomenally talented musicians.

For the first time, Kadie Kanneh-Mason opens up about what it takes to raise a musical family in a Britain divided by class and race. She looks back to 1963 when her mother, a nineteen-year-old Welsh woman, defied everyone and sailed off to join her fiancé and his family in Sierra Leone. Through this personal journey and what follows, the book charts the story of immigration, determination and hard work of a remarkable family succeeding when everything seemed stacked against them.

Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason is a former lecturer at Birmingham University and the mother of seven children. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, her third eldest, was the first Black musician to win the BBC Young Musician award in 2016 and performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Two of his siblings are also former BBC Young Musician category finalists. The eldest, pianist Isata, has also presented for the Proms. Collectively, the Kanneh-Masons have performed at the 2018 BAFTA Ceremony and concert halls across the world and, during the lockdown months, garnered huge audiences for their popular Facebook live performances from their family home in Nottingham. These precious moments of family life and music were beautifully captured in a 2020 episode of the BBC documentary series imagine….

Join our Cello Book Club mailing list to get the Zoom link.

5 June (discounted application deadline 15 May.)

Cincinnati Young Artists One-Day Cello Intensive

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

Cincinnati Young Artists

VCA Directors Dr. Sarah KimAlan 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

  • 1:00-1:50 Lunch

  • 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

Register here.

9-13 June (application deadline 15 May.)

Boulder Cello Festival 2021

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

Boulder Cello Festival

Applications are now open!

Application deadline: May 15, 2021

Application fee: $35

Five intensive days of cello: private lessons, masterclasses, workshops, and livestreamed performances

Join us for the second year of the Boulder Cello Festival, happening entirely online with an artist-faculty of world-renowned cellists from across the country. Open to cellists of all ages. Apply now to participate, or purchase an All-Access Pass to view as an audience member or auditor.

27 June – 16 July (auditor registration due 17 May.)

Eastman Virtual Summer Cello Workshop

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 19 March

Eastman Virtual Summer Cello Workshop

Cora Swenson Lee, coordinator

Faculty: Alan Harris, Eastman School of Music; Kathleen Kemp, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Cora Swenson Lee, Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities; Lisa Caravan, Eastman School of Music; Daniel Ketter, Missouri State University

Guest faculty: David Ying, Eastman School of Music; Rosemary Elliott, Eastman School of Music; John Delmonico, Delmonico and Dugdale Strings

A three-week intensive course designed to help students develop strategies for learning and mastering the cello. Group classes will focus on techniques for healthy playing and longevity at the instrument, as well as techniques specific to solo and orchestral repertoire. Students will receive lessons with faculty members, perform in masterclasses for Eastman School of Music faculty, and participate in classes and topical workshops such as: “Developing Efficiency in Practice,” “Understanding the Bach Cello Suites,” “Audition Preparation,” and “Wellness for Cellists.”

Repertoire covered during the Institute will include Bach Cello Suites and other works for unaccompanied cello, standard concertos and etudes, and orchestral excerpts; specific pieces will be determined upon acceptance to the program. Students will be working from the Eastman Cello Institute Technique Book (free with registration).

To apply and for more information, click here.

21 June – 16 July


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.

26-27 June

New Directions Cello 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*

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.

26 July – 1 August


Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 9 April


The 3rd WALTHAM FOREST CELLO FEST 2021 in London invites you to the CELLO ACADEMY Online Summer Cello Master Classes via Zoom / Skype.

Individual Online Cello Lessons will take place daily from Monday 26th July till Sunday 1st August 2021 @ cca 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (cca 55 minutes slots), online via Zoom or Skype.



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 #WFCF20 @WalhamForestCelloFest, book your course and visit

The Cello Museum will be giving a presentation on 6 June at 4 PM BST.


Trad Cello – Tunes and Techniques with Natalie Haas

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 23 April

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!

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 5 March


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

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 26 March

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

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

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.

May guest artists are Gary Hoffman (15 May) and Claudio Bohorquez (22 May). 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 EDT

The Junior Cello Camerata

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 26 February

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 31 October 2021

DWB (Driving While Black)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 May

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.

Your Turn

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