2017 Cello Concerts Listed Below
February 4, 2017. 8 pm. Noted viola da gamba virtuoso and conductor Jordi Savall, with Hesperion XXI and other performers. Titled “Gateway to the East: The Millenarian Venice 770-1797,” the program features works by Dufay, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Vivaldi, and others. Library of Congress. Free tickets available on January 4, 2017 through EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jordi-savall-and-hesperion-xxi-concert-tickets-26928425646
February 11, 2017. 2 pm, 4 pm, and 8 pm. February 12. 2 pm and 7 pm. Irina Chirkova, who has played with Celine Dion, performs with master illusionist Ivan Amodei in the show Intimate Illusions. The Mayflower Hotel’s EDGAR bar. 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW. $75/$65. http://www.ivanamodei.com/on-tour/
February 11, 2017. 8 pm. Amit Peled plays the Beethoven Triple Concert with Nurit Bar-Joseph, Alon Goldstein, and the Fairfax Symphony, with Christopher Zimmerman conducting. George Mason University Center for the Arts. 4373 Mason Pond Dr, Fairfax, VA. $39 to $65/$15 students. http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/2341/
February 16, 19, 2017. Johannes Moser performs the Dvořák cello concerto with the Baltimore Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting. Program also includes Barber’s first symphony, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, and a world premiere by Jonathan Leshnoff. On Sunday, 2/19, the concert is at Strathmore Music Center at 3 pm. $35 to $99. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2016-2017-events/dvo%C5%99%C3%A1ks-cello-concerto.aspx
February 17, 19, 2017. Johannes Moser performs the Dvořák cello concerto with the Baltimore Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting. This “Off the Cuff” program begins with the conductor’s exploration of the concerto’s entertaining backstory, followed by a full performance of the work. “It’s Fun. It’s Laid Back. It’s Off the Cuff.” On Friday, 2/17, the program is at Strathmore Music Center at 8:15 pm. $35 to $99. https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2016-2017-events/off-the-cuff-dvo%C5%99%C3%A1ks-cello-concerto.aspx
February 18, 2017. 4 pm. Carrie Bean Stute performs Robert Schumann’s Three Fantasy Pieces and the Largo from Chopin’s cello sonata on a program of the Chiarina Chamber Players titled “Voyages in Song.” St. Mark's Church, 301 A Street SE, Washington, DC. $15/$10 students.
February 19, 2017. 7:30 pm. Carrie Bean Stute and Chiarina Chamber Players repeat their February 18 program “Voyages in Song.” Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 125 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD. $15/$10. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voyages-in-song-tickets-27401918877?aff=es2
February 23, 2017. 7:30 pm. French cellist Edgar Moreau with Jessica Osborne, piano. Brahms’ first sonata, Beethoven’s second sonata, Poulenc sonata, and Spirales by Eric Tanguy. Maison Française at the Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Young Concert Artists. $38/$19 seniors, students, military. www.yca.org/tickets or call 202-331-0405 (M-F 10-6). Valet parking $20 or park on street after 6:30.
February 24, 2017. 8 pm. Isamr Gomes and pianist Wan-Chi Su in recital. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax VA. No advance tickets. First-come, first-served. http://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/cultural-arts/old-town-hall-performance-series-795#Gomes
February 25, 2017. 8 pm. Edgar Moreau and Jessica Osborne repeat their 2/23 recital program for the Candlelight Concert Society. Howard County Community College, Horowitz Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD. $34/free for students. http://www.candlelightconcerts.org/moreau
February 25, 2017. 7:30. Gabe Hightower in recital. Part of the Spotlight Concert series at Howard County Community College. Monteabaro Recital Hall, Horowitz Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD. Free. http://www.howardcc.edu/discover/arts-culture/horowitz-center/music-concerts/music-calendar/event/02/25/2017/L-Monteabaro%20Recital%20Hall/T-Arts%20-%20Humanities/gabe-hightower-cello-recital
March 3, 2017. 3 pm. Harriet Kaplan plays the third Bach solo suite on a program of the Rock Creek Chamber Players. Christ Lutheran Church, 8011 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD. Free. https://www.facebook.com/rockcreekchamberplayers
March 5, 2017. 7:30 pm. Cicely Parnas plays the first Bach suite for solo cello. Program also includes duos with her sister, violinist Madalyn Parnas. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD. $41 with discounts for seniors and those under 40.
March 6, 2017. Grace Park and Woobin Park, piano, in recital. Washington College, Daniel Z. Gibson Center for the Arts, Chestertown MD. https://www.washcoll.edu/live/events/12225-woobin-park-duo-piano-cello
March 9-11, 2017. Alisa Weilerstein plays the first Shostakovich concerto with the National Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach conducting. $15 to $89. Tickets on sale to the public November 14, 2016. ADD https://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NRCSL
March 14, 2017. 7 pm. Baltimore Symphony principal cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski in recital with Michael Sheppard. First & Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore. $20/$10. http://www.firstfranklin.org/index.php/community/music/the-spire-series/
March 19, 2017. 4 pm. Andrei Ioniṭǎ with pianist Yekwon Sunwoo. Brahms, Debussy, Schubert’s Arpeggione, a late Beethoven cello sonata, and Martinů’s Variations on a Theme by Rossini. Phillips Collection. General admission seating begins 45 minutes prior to concert, first-come first-served. $40/$20 members & students, includes museum admission. Advance reservations recommended. www.phillipscollection.org/music
March 25, 2017. 8 pm. Michael Mermagen performs the Brahms Double Concerto with violinist David Perry and the Prince George’s Philharmonic, Jesus Manuel Berard conducting. Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie MD. $25/$20 seniors. http://www.pgphilharmonic.org/fourthconcert.html
March 25-26, 2017. Cicely Parnas performs the Schumann concerto with the Charlottesville Symphony, Cheung Chau conducting. University of Virginia, Old Cabell Hall, 112 Old Cabell Drive, Charlottesville VA. Approx. $28 with student discounts. http://cvillesymphony.org/concerts/masterworks-4/
March 30, 2017. 8 pm. Avant-garde soloist Maya Beiser in concert. Strathmore Music Center, Rockville MD. $40 - $50. https://www.ampbystrathmore.com/live-shows/maya-beiser
March 31, 2017. 7:30 pm. Bonnie Thron in recital with Carl Banner, piano. Sonatas by Bohuslav Martinů, George Walker, Bill Robinson, and Bonnie Thron. Program sponsored by Washington Musica Viva. Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring MD. $15. http://www.dcmusicaviva.org/events/
April 1, 2017. 8 pm. Tobias Werner plays all five Beethoven sonatas with pianist Victor Asuncion in a concert presented by the Pressenda Chamber Players. Washington Conservatory of Music, Westmoreland Congregational Church, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda MD. Free. http://www.washingtonconservatory.org/html/concerts.htm
April 1, 2017. 8 pm. Joshua Roman, former principal cellist with the Seattle Symphony, in recital. Check website for future program details. Virginia Commonwealth University, W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond VA. $34/$31 seniors. http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2016/05/06/joshua-roman-april-1/
April 7-9, 2017. Michael Daniels and his brother, countertenor David Daniels, present a world premiere with the Virginia Symphony. Composer Kenneth Fuchs wrote Poems of Life for the Daniels. Joanne Falletta conducts a program that also includes Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony. Performances in Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. $25-$110. http://www.virginiasymphony.org/classics.php
April 21, 2017. 8 pm. Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih, piano. Works by Fauré, Shostakovich, Martinů, Hahn, and Adès. Library of Congress. Free tickets available on January 4, 2017 through EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steven-isserlis-and-connie-shih-concert-tickets-26931297235
April 22, 2017. 3 pm. Young Concert Artist winner Sang-Eun Lee in recital at Evergreen Museum, Johns Hopkins University, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD. $20/$10. http://museums.jhu.edu/music.php?museum=evergreen
April 22, 23, 2017. Zuill Bailey plays Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Bloch’s Schelomo on a concert with the National Philharmonic, Piotr Gajewski conducting. Strathmore Music Center, Rockville MD. $28 to $88, free to age 17. http://www.nationalphilharmonic.org/subscriptions-tickets/2016-17-concert-tickets.aspx
April 23, 2017. 5 pm. Sebastian Bäverstam performs the Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra (1980) by Austrian composer Friedrich Gulda. The lighthearted, moving work involves jazz, a minuet, rock, a smidgen of polka, a march, and a cadenza with two spots where the solo cellist improvises. With the Shenandoah University Wind Ensemble, Tim Robblee, Director. Grace Episcopal Church - 6507 Main Street, The Plains, VA. $25/$15 students.
April 27, 29, and 30, 2017. New York Philharmonic cellist Patrick Jee plays the Dvorak concerto with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. Venues are in Easton MD, Ocean Pines MD, and Ocean View DE. $38. http://www.midatlanticsymphony.org/home
April 29, 2017. 7:30 pm. Bethesda native and recent Vanderbilt University grad Philip Kettler in recital at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church. 6601 Bradley Blvd Bethesda, MD. $25/$20. http://bradleyhillschurch.org/concerts
April 30, 2017. 3:30 pm. Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley play an all-Russian program. National Gallery of Art, West Building. Free. Audience admitted to West Garden Court 30 minutes in advance, seating first-come first-served. (202) 842-6941. http://www.nga.gov/content/dam/ngaweb/calendar/concerts/pdfs/75thconcertsseasonbooklet.pdf
May 6 and 7, 2017. 7:30 pm. Kenneth Slowik plays Haydn’s baryton trios "fatto per S.A.S. Prencipe Estorhazi" with colleagues from the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. Program also includes Schumann’s E-flat piano quartet. Pre-concert talk at 6:30. Smithsonian National Museum of American History. $30 non-members/$25 members. http://smithsonianchambermusic.org/concerts/2017-05-06-esterh%C3%A1zy-machine
May 7, 2017. 7:30 pm. Matt Haimovitz with pianist Christopher O’Riley. Beethoven sonatas op. 5 # 1 & #2 and op. 102, #1 & #2. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD. $41 with discounts for seniors and those under 40. http://www.jccgw.org/event/matt-haimovitz-christopher-oriley-cello-piano/
May 13, 2017. 8 pm. Gary Hoffman plays the Elgar concerto with the Richmond Philharmonic, Steven Smith conducting. Carpenter Theater, Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA. $10 to $80/free ages 3-17. https://www.richmondsymphony.com/concerts-events/
May 18, 2017. 7 pm. Mitch Lyon in recital at the Metropolitan Club. 1700 H St NW. Members only.
May 20, 2017. 7:30 pm. Dr. Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada plays the Saint-Saens concerto with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston VA. Visit website for ticket pricing. http://www.pacodc.org/
June 2, 2017. 7 pm. Amit Peled and his Peabody cello students in a recital titled “Amit is Back with His Cello Gang.” Grace Episcopal Church - 6507 Main Street, The Plains, VA. $25/$15 students.
June 13, 2017. 7:30 pm. Doug Wolters plays solo Bach on a Friday Morning Music Club program. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street, NW. Free. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-morning-music-club-free-chamber-concert-tickets-26953343175?aff=es2