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Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week – 7 November

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.

31 October – Still Available (at time of publication) on YouTube

Wigmore Hall – Steven Isserlis, cello; Connie Shih, piano

Steven Isserlis cello; Connie Shih piano

Regular collaborators cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih present a lunchtime recital with a programme including Thomas Adès’ enjoyable contemporary work Lieux retrouvés and César Franck’s cello setting of the Violin Sonata in A – a setting that came about after the cellist Jules Delsart heard the violin arrangement in concert and loved it so much he asked Franck permission to rearrange the work.

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View the concert program here.

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:

7 Nov 10:30 AM

Cellist Oliver Herbert Previews His “Saturdays With Stulberg” Recital

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Herbert says he will appear in two previously recorded performances that are meaningful to him. One is his performance of a Haydn Divertimento, arranged by the legendary Gregor Piatigorsky, and the second is the Sonata No. 5 for cello and piano by Ludwig Van Beethoven.  Xiaohui Yang, with whom he has recently recorded an album, will be his accompanist.

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7 – 13 November – Check the link below for details about times and ticket prices

Gateways Music Festival (Virtual)

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

Gateways Music Festival connects and supports professional classical musicians of African descent and enlightens and inspires communities through the power of performance.

Throughout the week, Gateways presents recitals, conversations on COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, a screening of the 2015 biographical film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” and the 7:30 p.m. Friday virtual finale performances by the Traveling Through Time String Quartet and the Gateways Brass Collective.

Some of the Gateways Music Festival events are ticketed, some are free. For news, the complete schedule, and tickets, go to

7 November 7 PM CST

Afternoon Dances – Betsy Husby, Cello Soloist

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

  • Claude Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun
  • Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1 ft. Betsy Husby, cello
  • Arvo Pärt: Fratres
  • Igor Stravinsky: Danses concertantes
  • Soloist — Betsy Husby, cello

Click here to purchase tickets. Price: $10 for access until Mon, Nov 30, 2020

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

Community School of Music and Arts: Yulia Fomicheva and Keisuke Nakagoshi – Cello and Piano Music by Russian-born Composers – OnlineOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

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 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Bard College at Simon’s Rock – Faculty Recital: From Bach to Brahms

Anne Legêne, cello, and Larry Wallach, piano

Anne Legêne, cello, and Larry Wallach, piano

Music faculty members Anne Legêne, cello, and Larry Wallach, piano, will perform a program of solo and chamber music featuring the connections between Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms. The program will include Bach’s Suite no. 2 in D minor for solo cello; a set of short piano works by Brahms including his version of Bach’s Chaconne for solo violin transcribed for piano left hand; and concluding with Brahms’ Sonata no. 2 in F major for cello and piano, op. 99.

Virtual: All, including members of the public, are also invited to watch the concert as it is live-streamed. Join via Zoom.

8 November 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST

Church of Heavenly Rest Abilene – Cellist Neemias SantosOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

Santos will perform works for solo cello by Bach, Widmer, and Santoro. The concert will be livestreamed for those unable to attend and a link to the stream will be made available on our website and Heavenly Rest Abilene Facebook page. Please contact Susie Rockett with any questions you may have at

8 November 4 PM PST

Gold Coast virtual concert: BACH CONNECTIONS – Cellist Robert Howard

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.

12 November – Time Not Given, Available Online

I Create Online – A New and Imaginative Cross-Collaborative Mini-Series by the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Aerialist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, ICO

A play on Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO), the I Create Online series is an initial 4-part collaborative series showcasing a broad range of creative disciplines with each creative expression accompanied by music from the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

The second collaboration on Thursday 12 November is a three-way collaboration with Aerialist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, ICO Cellist Christian Elliott and Film Editor, Michelle Ryan. Aisling performs her ICO commissioned improvisation to Christian Elliott’s stunning arrangement of the old American folksong, The House of the Rising Sun.

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12 and 19 November 7 PM PST

Cal Performances – Cellist David Finckel and Pianist Wu Han

Beethoven: The Five Sonatas for Cello and PianoOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

Get ready for cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han’s marathon program of the complete Beethoven sonatas for cello and piano — monumental works in the repertoire but also significant artistic touchstones for these amazingly gifted interpreters, a husband-and-wife duo who have been playing them together for more than 25 years. These sonatas are like a small tropical island in this mad mad world. There’s peace and calm while listening, and the best way to spend quality time with yourself and your household.

Tickets for Finckel & Han are valid for both premieres, November 12 and November 19. A single video featuring the complete set of all five sonatas, as well as artist commentary, will be available on-demand from Friday, November 13, 2020, until Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

Thursday, November 12, 7pm (PST)
Beethoven/Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, No. 1
Beethoven/Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven/Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Thursday, November 19, 7pm (PST)
Beethoven/Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102, No. 1
Beethoven/Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2

15 November 5 PM, Pre-Concert Talk at 4:30 PM

Musica Viva NY – “Bachmaninoff: Spirituality and Beauty in Bach and Rachmaninoff”

Online Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

The program will features songs for voice and piano by Rachmaninoff including “Vocalise,” “As Fair as Day in Blaze of Noon,” “Oh, Stay my love, forsake me not!,” “The Lilacs,” and “When Silent Night Doth Hold Me.” Soloists include Erik Anstine, Shabnam Abedi, James Dargan, Chloë Schaaf, Nathan Siler, and Jianing Zhang.

The songs will alternate with movements from the Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010 for solo cello by J.S. Bach. The program will then conclude with a performance of “Bogoroditse Devo” from Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” featuring the entire choir.

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will perform at the piano with Alan Richard appearing on the cello.

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15 and 19 November 7 PM PST

Music at Kohl Mansion – Beethoven 250 Celebration: Cellist Amit Peled with Pianist Noreen Polera

Cellist Amit Peled with Pianist Noreen Polera


  • Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
  • Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102

Music at Kohl is honored to showcase Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, educator, author and recording artist Amit Peled. With distinguished pianist Noreen Polera, Peled performs two of the five Beethoven Cello Sonatas, celebrating the composer’s upcoming 250th birthday.

A musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, Amit Peled is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.

The broadcast will include an interview with Amit Peled and commentary on the works by musicologist Kai Christensen.

Click here to purchase tickets and get more information. 

17 November Noon CST

Racine Symphony Orchestra 2020 Artist-in-Residence Community Performance by Cellist Joshua Zajac

Zajac began cello in his elementary school in Downers Grove, Ill. He was preceded by his older brother at the same instrument, receiving the cello with great excitement and anticipation. Zajac obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

In Chicago, Zajac established his career as a private teacher. He amassed a studio of young students while frequenting Downtown Chicago for various projects of playing progressive styles of music with a string quartet and guitar duo. Programs like MusicNow with the Chicago Symphony and Contempo at the University of Chicago kept Zajac engaged in performing chamber music at the highest level within the modern scene. His highlights include attending the Tanglewood Festival as a scholarship fellow and performing Don Quixote as soloist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a yearlong project provisioned with personal tutelage by Yo-Yo Ma.

The performance will be held on the RSO YouTube Channel.

17 November 7:00 PM EST

Live from Columbia – Pop-Ups Concert: Mariel Roberts, celloOnline Concert and Event Listings of the Week - 7 November

For this solo recital, the gifted cellist Mariel Roberts performs a diverse and thrilling program, including one of her own compositions and excerpts from the beloved sixth Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.

Free concert.

Get more information and watch it here.

18 November 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST

The Chicago Artists Workshop Presents: Justin Roberts and Anna Steinhoff

Justin Roberts & Anna Steinhoff

Jam with your kids to a live-streamed concert as family favorite Justin Roberts performs his new album, Wild Life, with cellist Anna Steinhoff.

For nearly 20 years, Justin Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families’ lives, helping kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up while allowing parents to remember their own childhoods.

On the other end of the musical spectrum, Anna Steinhoff specializes in baroque cello and viola da gamba, in addition to the modern cello. She is principal cellist of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and is a member of the Haymarket Opera Company, Third Coast Baroque, Wayward Sisters and Second City Musick.

Event Cost: $20 per household or pay what you wish.

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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.

5-8 November – Last Day to Register: 8 November; Videos available for 3 months

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.