Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
9 April 12:15 PM PDT and 11 April 2 PM PDT (available for 1 month afterward)
Classical Crossroads and First Fridays at First! ffff – Cellists Emilio and Cara Elise Colón, and Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert
Performance in two parts, Part I on 9 April, Part II on 11 April.
9 April 2:30 PM EDT
Guest Lecture: Re-Imagining Latin American Music from the Cello with Germán Marcano
As former principal cellist of Venezuela’s world-famous Simón Bolivar Symphony, producer of three albums devoted to his re-interpretations of folk music, and co-creator of The Sphinx Catalogue of Latin American Cello Works, Germán Marcano has forged a creative, fresh, and up-to-date identity for Latin American music, one that crosses boundaries between art and folk music, performance practices and music creation.
Free and open to the public. Advance registration to attend is required. Please email David Biedender at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive access to this Zoom meeting.
9 April 7:30 PM EDT
Emanuel Gruber Recital
You are invited to a guest artist recital online this Friday at 7:30 pm Eastern time with cello professor Emanuel Gruber of East Carolina University. Prof. Gruber will be playing Bach Suites for this program. Please give yourself time to log in, as you will need to register for this zoom meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting:
9 April 7:30 PM CDT
Dirty Cello – Streaming from Auburn State Theatre
Dirty Cello will stream their exhilarating, high energy show Friday, April 9, 2021 from Auburn State Theatre. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
‘The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.’ – LA Times
‘The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.’ – Good Times Santa Cruz
View the performance on the Auburn State Theatre YouTube page.
10 April 3 PM EDT
Adrian Bradbury, solo cello – Bach and Beyond
Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FomtjoNARrI
Adrian Bradbury, cello – live from Clare Hall
“Bradbury’s technique is dazzling, yet however showy the pyrotechnics get, he always returns to a simple, warm tone for the lyrical melodies.[….] In these strange times, these beautiful melodies, decorated with such virtuosic abandon and performed so effortlessly, provide the perfect balm.”
Cellist Adrian Bradbury explores music from the opposite ends of Bach’s treasure-trove of music for solo cello – a genre that he virtually invented. The sixth and final Suite presents some of Bach’s most ebullient, invigorating, infectious music. It was composed for a cello with an extra string (though Adrian plays it tonight on the normal 4-string instrument, a technical feat in itself). Its six movements are interleaved tonight with two short Bach-inspired ‘Songs’ by Philip Glass, reflecting a thoughtful and little-heard side of that composer. Pianissimo is a beautiful and enchanting work by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks which provides a perfect interlude before Adrian ends with Bach’s familiar and much loved First Suite, music to heal the heart.
Bach, Cello Suite no. 6 in D
Glass, Song III, VI
Bach, Cello Suite no. 1 in G
10 April 7 PM EDT (on view through 2 May)
Cellist Thomas Mesa and Organist Greg Zelek
Performed from the magnificent setting of Longwood Gardens.
Beethoven: 7 Variations in Eb Major
Debussy: Beau Soir
Bach: Prelude & Fugue
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Mvmt 2
Rossini: Finale from “William Tell Overture”
Lydia Jane Pugh: Carolina’s Jig
Lecuona: La Comparsa & Malagueña
10 April 7 PM PDT
Colburn Next Up Series – Retrouvé: Rediscovering the Past – Cellist Eric Byers and Pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks
On the heels of recording their album this past fall, alumnus Eric Byers and Kevin Kwan Loucks will perform selections from the forthcoming release as well as a selection from Arvo Pärt.
MONSIEUR DE SAINTE-COLOMBE Le Retrouve
ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne
ARVO PÄRT Fratres
MARIN MARAIS Voix Humaines
11 April 8 PM EDT (available through 25 April 11:59 PM EDT)
Cartes Blanches – Leong – Tétreault – Salov
– VIRTUAL CONCERT –
As the closing concert of this first edition of the Cartes Blanches Series, and as a world premiere, three stars on the Quebec and international scene – Kerson Leong (violin), Stéphane Tétreault (cello) and Serhiy Salov (piano) – will be specially reunited on stage to form a trio that promises to be as impressive as dazzling.
Antonín Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, op. 90, B. 166, “Dumky”
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor
Ticket information here.
13 April 9 PM GMT+2
Gautier Capuçon sur Seine
Live the minutes before the start of the concert, from Gautier Capuçon’s dressing room until he arrives on stage!
Enjoy 4 different camera angles and freely choose which one you want to see!
Chat live, comment, react!
15 April 6 PM EDT
Mapping without Boundaries: A Collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma and U-M
Maps are used to represent physical topographies of land or borders between nations, and to assist with directing us to a desired destination. But can they also be used to represent emotions? To make unseen connections? Or to understand the past or move forward into a new future? Can the arts help to shape a new kind of map?
A new residency with international performing artist Yo-Yo Ma, launched by the University of Michigan Arts Initiative in partnership with the University Musical Society, will explore these ideas.
Ma will join a newly-formed steering committee composed of six U-M students and three Michigan-based artists from Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn—representing all three campuses—who will be charged with the development of new variations of maps that will express what the U-M community has experienced in the past year.
Join us for an event with Yo-Yo Ma to launch this collaboration.
Register for the free event here.
15 April 7:30 PM MDT
Bach in the Community
Mesa Arts Center’s Classical Music Inside Out series aims to broaden access to and appreciation for classical music with all ages through a diverse range of community engagements. Led by Artistic Director and GRAMMY-award winning cellist Zuill Bailey, the Classical Music Inside Out programs bring the sounds of classical music to schools, community groups, hospitals and more to Mesa and throughout the Valley.
Register for this free event.
15 April 9 PM EDT
It Takes Two to Tango, episode 2
- Cable WQLN PBS
- Antennae WQLN PBS Channel 54.1
- Livestream wqln.org/eriephil
- Daniel Meyer music director
Nicholas Canellakis cello
Michael Brown piano
- Program to include music from:
Bach Keyboard Concerto in d minor
Walker Lyric for Strings
Golijov Last Round
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile for Cello and Orchestra
Elgar Introduction and Allegro
15 April 5 PM PDT, 16 April 7:30 PM EDT, 17 April 2 PM, 7:30 PM EDT, 18 April 2 PM EDT
AN ILIAD: A LIVE PERFORMANCE
Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes Homer’s classic poem. What emerges is a powerful and lively piece of theatrical storytelling the use of a single actor and musician that vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion toward violence.
The production, directed by ETC’s artistic director Jonathan Fox, will take place on the stage of ETC’s theatrical home, The New Vic. With minimal stage design but with creative videography, each of the five performances will be live (not recorded), and therefore each performance will be distinctive.
This production contains strong language.
Tickets are $30 per device.
17 April 7:30 PM EDT
A concert of Beethoven’s cello sonatas played by UNCSA alumnus Lachezar Kostov.
Cellist Kostov, who received his Master of Music at UNCSA in 2006, has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and his native Bulgaria. Prior to his appointment with the Baltimore Symphony he was a tenured member of the San Antonio Symphony and also performed regularly with the Houston Symphony. While at UNCSA, he won the concerto competition and was the national winner in the Young Artists Competition of the Music Teachers National Association.
Kostov has toured worldwide as part of the Kostov-Valkov Duo, with pianist and University of Utah faculty member Victor Valkov. The Kostov-Valkov Duo made its Carnegie Hall debut in Zankel Hall in 2009, and in 2011 won the Liszt-Garisson International Competition, where it was also awarded the Liszt Prize and all special prizes in the collaborative artists category. The duo has recorded two CDs.
Register for free tickets here.
18 April 2 PM EDT
Mira Kardan, cello – Sound Espressivo Laureates’ Recital
Fourteen-year Mira Kardan attends the Colburn School where she studies with acclaimed cellist Clive Greensmith. She began her cello studies in the Colburn Community School with Nancy Yamagata at age five. Mira has attended summer programs including the Heifetz Institute and Indiana University’s Summer String Academy. At the Colburn School, Mira has served as principal cello of the Community School’s String Orchestra and has been selected to play on the bi-annual Honors Recital. Additionally, her piano trio was chosen as for the School’s Honors Chamber Ensemble program. Her trio has won first place on two occasions in the regional division of MTAC’s VOCE competition. Now a member of Colburn’s prestigious Music Academy for gifted young artists, Mira participates in a comprehensive program of musical studies that include music theory, history, lessons and ensembles. Additionally, Mira has had the opportunity to study cello and chamber music with Hans Jensen, Amir Eldan, Peter Stumpf, Fabio Bidini, Susan Moses, and the Calidore Quartet.
Mira is currently in the ninth grade at the Geffen Academy at UCLA. Her interests include reading, writing, and listening to music of all genres. She also enjoys travelling and experiencing new international cuisines. Mira lives in Los Angeles with her parents and beloved rescue dog, Daisy.
Mira will give all proceeds go (sic.) to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
This concert is public, no purchase necessary to view and attend.
Please consider donating to support the musicians and the concert series.
18 April 3 PM CDT
Racine Symphony with Nolan Boerner
The performance includes Cantum in Memorium Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt and Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony. The featured soloist is 2021 Young Artists’ Competition winner Nolan Boerner performing Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.
This performance, broadcast from Bedford Hall on the UW-Parkside campus, is available free of charge on the RSO YouTube Channel.
Also included as part of this event is the PreConcert Conversation, an interview with Nolan Boerner which will be available at 2:30 pm via YouTube.
19 April 7:30 PM EDT
An Enchanting Evening with Julian Schwarz
Acclaimed for his powerful tone, effortless virtuosity and extraordinarily large color palate, guest cellist Julian Schwarz reunites with his father on the podium to perform two of the program’s four Palm Beach Symphony premieres. He performs Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, a work which the Hartford Courant noted of a previous concert by Schwarz, is “filled with tricky figuration…Schwarz heard beyond the virtuosic elements. Warmth and a variety of colors emerged in his lyrical playing.” He also treats the audience to the melodious and tranquil respite of Dvořák: Silent Woods for cello and orchestra. Palm Beach Symphony presents two early works that foreshadowed their composers’ future greatness: William Grant Still’s jazz and blues influenced expression of the Black experience Darker America and Mendelssohn’s fluid and ultimately fiery Symphony No. 1.
Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance.
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