Online Performances and Talks
Below are upcoming, online events. Be sure to click on the source link for exact details of times, time zones, and ticket prices.
10 January 7:30 PM AST
Open Waters Festival 2021 – Cellist India Gailey
Making her debut at Open Waters Festival this year is Halifax cellist/composer India Gailey, an Acadia University/McGill grad and Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award recipient who’s been an attendee of the event for years, and presents her own collection of composed and improvised works from the Music Room on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
11 January 7:30 PM PST
Cascade Symphony Orchestra – “Great English Romantic,” Featuring Cellist Amos Yang
Amos Yang is assistant principal cellist for the San Francisco Symphony and previously a member of the Seattle Symphony. Yang has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Far East and Europe, including in concert at the Aspen Music Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Wigmore Hall in London, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center. He has won numerous awards, including first prizes in the American String Teachers Association and Grace Vamos competitions.
The virtual concert will feature Yang’s performance of English composer Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Cascade Symphony, as well as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Italian Capriccio and Anatoly Lyadov’s Baba Yaga.
Free admission, but donations welcome. Donate here.
12 January 2 PM EST
More Than Hope 2.0 – A Conversation Featuring Cellist Leyla McCalla and Others
The hour-long talk will, according to Young Tradition Vermont, “discuss the role of music in moving from statements of solidarity to action for individuals, organizations and systems committed to racial justice.”
The conversation will feature Afa Dworkin, violinist and president/artistic director of the Sphinx Organization; Leyla McCalla, cellist, composer and a former member of Carolina Chocolate Drops; and Regina Carter, a violinist, Grammy nominee and MacArthur Fellow. The discussion will be hosted by Hannah Assefa, a fiddler and Young Tradition Vermont board member.
The event is free, but donations are accepted.
13 January 7:30 PM EST
Market Square Concerts – Violinist Juliette King and Cellist Thomas Kraines
Juliette Kang and her husband, cellist Thomas Kraines will perform works by Handel, Bach, Ravel, Ernest Toch, and contemporary composers Nansi Carroll, Anna Weesner, and Thomas Kraines.
Those attending the concert will be able to socially distance themselves due to the large size of the Whitaker Center’s Sunoco Performance Theater. Additional safety precautions stipulated by Gov. Tom Wolf’s guidelines will also be in place. For those who may want to stay home out of caution, the option of purchasing access to high-quality video or audio recordings a week after the concert is also offered.
16 January 4 PM PST
The Cello Sings: An Afternoon Concert
Keshava and Karen share the music of Swami Kriyananda, on cello, keyboard, and guitar. This will be primarily instrumental music with an occasional vocal piece. If you have loved hearing the beautiful cello solo pieces during the streamed events of the last many months, dive deep into a full program of favorites, as well as some rarely heard pieces.
16 January 8 PM EST
South Florida Symphony Masterworks III – Zuill Bailey performs Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today.
19 January 7:30 PM EST
Georgia College Guest Faculty Recital – Cellist Steven Taylor and Pianist Hue Jang
A program of Beethoven, Schumann, and Barber.
The concert will be live-streamed on facebook.com/GCMusicDepartment.
Free concert, but $5 donation encouraged. Make your donation here.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-445-8289.
31 January 2 PM
An die Musik – Amit Peled Bach Cello Suites 5 and 6
Cellist Amit Peled will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites 5 and 6.
Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today.
Benedetti Foundation announces New Year Sessions
There are programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced string players, adults, and students. All programs are given via Zoom this year.
There will also be some mini-sessions in March.
17 January 1-6 PM EST
2021 CYA Online Cello Intensive
Cincinnati Young Artists is pleased to invite cellists from all over the world to join us for a one day workshop. Preeminent pedagogues Richard Aaron, Natasha Brofsky & Melissa Kraut will present 4 hours of technique classes and seminars for advanced cellists. Also included is a panel discussion with Dr. Sarah Kim, Ted Nelson and Alan Rafferty.
- For advanced high school, college, and post-grad cellists
- Classes will be recorded and archived for 1 week after the Institute (view only)
- Fee: $110
1 – 6 March (registration closes 15 February)
Nice Conservatoire – Flute and Cello Masterclass with Wally Hase, flute, and Jan Vogler, cello
3 August – 6 September (registration open now, places limited)
Raphael Wallfisch and Sebastian Comberti lead this ever popular course for advanced cellists.
Now in its 8th Year, the course takes place in the stunningly beautiful setting of Tereglio, in the Garfagna hills north of Lucca in Tuscany.
Masterclasses, ensemble playing, alongside walking in the hills, and eating wonderful food in local restaurants.
In 2021 we are joined by Elizabeth Wallfisch, who will talk and give advice on ‘Practising Safe Practice’.
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