2020 Cello Concerts and Events
Awesome Calendar of Cello Concerts and Events
2020 and Forward
Greater National Capital Region
Kindler Cello Society of Washington, DC
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March 1, 2020. 1 pm. Yeesun Kim in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
March 1, 2020. 8 pm. Zoë Keating performs at The Hamilton Live. Keating is known for her original compositions and use of technology. The San Francisco Weekly has applauded her "...sublime minimalist music with a pop sensibility." $15 - $40. 600 14th St. NW. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-zoe-keating-tickets-79278727809?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
March 3, 2020. 2 pm. Hans Jensen, member of the Northwestern University faculty, presents a CelloStream master class sponsored by the CelloBello website. Free, online. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/
March 3, 2020. 7:30 pm. Colin Carr plays selections from Bach’s solo cello suites on the inaugural gala program by Constellations Chamber Concerts. Repertoire also includes Mendelssohn’s second piano trio, plus several other works. $100 (w/$50 tax deductible). 910 16th Street NW. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metamorphosis-fundraising-concert-tickets-87599714103
March 6, 2020. Noon. Noah Chen plays the Dvorak concerto with pianist Jeongseon Choi. Also on the program, Beatrice Chen, viola, performs the 6th Bach cello suite. Beatrice was a 1st prize winner in the 2018 Johansen International Competition. Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth Street NW. https://fmmc.org/event/friday-concert-series-7/
March 6, 2020. 7:30 pm. Narek Hakhnazaryan in a recital honoring the centennial of US-Armenian Diplomatic Ties. With pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, the program will feature works by American, Armenian, and European composers. The event is dedicated to the shared history between the American and Armenian peoples. $45. National Press Club, 529 14th St NW. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narek-hakhnazaryan-in-washington-centennial-of-us-armenia-diplomatic-ties-tickets-90487752303?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
March 6, 7, & 8, 2020. Leonard Elschenbroich plays the Elgar Concerto with the Virginia Symphony in Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. https://virginiasymphony.org/19-20season/
March 7, 2020. 3 pm. Cellist Cicely Parnas in recital with her sister, violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller, playing duos by Bach, Ravel and Kodaly. Free. University of Maryland Baltimore County. https://www.shriverconcerts.org/event/display/113/index.php#event_program
March 7, 2020. 7:30 pm. Amit Peled plays the Schumann concerto with the Johns Hopkins University Symphony Orchestra. $14 with student discounts. Shriver Hall Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University. https://studentaffairs.jhu.edu/hso/event/debussy-revueltas-schumann-peled/?instance_id=60
March 8, 2020. 8 pm. Multi-style cellist Mike Block in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
March 12, 2020. 7:30 pm. Jeffrey Zeigler, formerly with the Kronos Quartet, in recital at the Mansion at Strathmore. Zeigler plays ARIA – works for solo cello by Paola Prestini. “This program brings the listener to one of her earliest interdisciplinary works created with National Sawdust Productions and then takes us forward to her most recent contribution to the project, The Sound of Science.” $30. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/jeffrey-zeigler
March 13, 2020. 7 pm. Ismael Ariel Guerrero Bombut plays the fourth movement of the Elgar cello concerto on a program presented by Heifetz on Tour. $65. Sponsored by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation on the Evermay Concert Series. 1623 28th St NW, DC.
March 13, 2020. 7:30 pm. Cellist Tony Rymer, a 2018 winner of the FMMC Washington International Competition, is a soloist in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Avanti Orchestra. Free. Presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Check www.fmmc.org for details.
March 13 – 22, 2020. Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Ralph Kirshbaum, Artistic Director. University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA. https://piatigorskyfestival.usc.edu/
March 15, 2020. 1 pm. David Ying from the Eastman School in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
March 20, 2020. 7:30 pm. Cellist Brannon Cho performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto with violinist Brian Hong, pianist Min Kwon, and the Washington Chamber Orchestra. Free, with $20 suggested donation. Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15451 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA. Concert repeats on March 21, 7:30, at the Bethel Church, Ellicott City MD.
March 21, 2020. 7 pm. Juliana Soltis performs the Bach cello suites. $20 - $25, free for kids and students. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bach-cello-suites-with-juliana-soltis-tickets-71466342755?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
March 21, 2020. 7:30. Cellist Katy I-Hsuan Chiang with Sangmi Yoon, piano, in an “Alphabet Series” concert. In advance voting, the public will select a letter of the alphabet to be featured in the concert. All pieces will be by composers whose last names begin with the chosen letter. The program will include exploration of lesser-known cello repertoire. $5 to $16. Howard Community College, Horowitz Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. https://www.howardcc.edu/discover/arts-culture/horowitz-center/music-concerts/season/faculty-concert-series.html
March 22, 2020. 1 pm. Merry Peckham of the New England Conservatory in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
March 22, 2020. 3 pm. Susanna Mendlow in recital with pianist Michael Angelucci. Program includes Bloch’s Nigun, a transcription of the Mendelssohn F major violin sonata, and the Franck sonata. Charlestown Chapel Concerts, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville MD.
March 26, 2020. 7:30 pm. Matt Haimovitz with violinist Laura Colgate. The Mansion at Strathmore. $30. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/matt-haimovitz-laura-colgate
March 29, 2020. 8 pm. Fourth-year student John Kanu plays his Distinguished Major Cello Recital at the University of Virginia. Free. Old Cabell Hall.
March 29, 2020. 8 pm. Natasha Brofsky of the Juilliard School in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
April 4, 2020. 3 pm. Eric Kutz and Amir Eldan, cellists, with pianists Miko Kominami and Misha Namirovsky perform Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano. Free. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice, University of Maryland. https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2020/masterful-strings-beethoven-cellobration-250
April 5, 2020. 1 pm. Brant Taylor from the Chicago Symphony in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
April 18, 2020. 3 pm. Zuill Bailey performs the world premiere of a cello concerto by Alistair Coleman with the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Bailey also plays Tales of Hemingway by Michael Daugherty. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD. https://www.nationalphilharmonic.org/subscriptions-tickets/music-prose/
April 19, 2020. Time TBD. Lluis Claret in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
April 21, 2020. 8 pm. The star cellist at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 royal wedding, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, plays the Saint-Saëns first concerto. The Chineke!Orchestra is conducted by Kevin John Edusei. Kennedy Center. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/MUCOB
April 26, 2020. 1 pm. Lawrence Lesser of the New England Conservatory in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
May 2, 2020. 4 pm. British cellist Natalie Cline performs with pianist Marianna Shirinyan. Dumbarton Church. $43-$40. 3133 Dumbarton Street NW. http://www.dumbartonconcerts.org/tickets
May 3, 2020. 1 pm. Mark Kosower of the Cleveland Orchestra in a free, live, interactive online cello chat sponsored by the website CelloBello. https://www.facebook.com/cellobellofans/?ref=page_internal
May 3, 2020. 3 pm. The Virginia Cello Ensembles, directed by Christine Hartigan, present their spring 2020 concert at the Fredericksburg Academy. 10800 Academy Dr, Fredericksburg VA.
May 3, 2020. 4 pm. James Wilson plays Nathalie Joachim’s Dan Mwen Yo for cello and recorded sound on a program of the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. $30-$5. Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond. http://cmscva.org/index.php/events/home-is/
May 10, 2020. 3 pm. Cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan in recital with pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya. Ward Virts Concert Series. Prince Frederick, Calvert County MD. NOTE: The College of Southern Maryland website shows a different concert on this date. http://creativecello.com/js_events/ward-virts-concert-series/ https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index
May 10, 2020. 7:30 pm. Carrie Bean Stute, cello, plays The Jet Whistle by Villa Lobos with flutist Adria Sternstein Foster on a concert by the Chiarina Chamber Players. $25 - $10. St. Mark’s Church, 301 A Street, SE, Washington, DC. https://chiarina.org/concerts-tickets/
May 6 & 17, 2020. Amit Peled conducts and plays the Haydn concerto with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi. Saturday at 4 pm at the Spencerville Adventist Church and Sunday at 2 pm at the Bender JCC in Rockville. Free (we think).
May 23, 2020. 6:30 pm. Isaac Melemed plays Beethoven’s second cello sonata with pianist Jeannette Fang. Pre-concert presentation by Professor Steven M. Whiting, Beethoven Specialist, University of Michigan. $10-$25, with optional dinner for extra fee. Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs, VA. http://www.garthnewel.org/event/the-late-years/
May 31, 2020. 4 pm. The Peabody Peled Cello Gang, with Amit Peled as soloist, in a concert of works for cello ensemble. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Co-presented by the JCC and the Fairfax Symphony. 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA https://www.fairfaxsymphony.org/may-31-peabody-peled-cello
June 15 – August 7, 2020 (various dates). Cello Fury’s summer rock day camps, based in Pittsburgh PA. Junior and senior sessions open to cello, bass, violin, and viola players ages 7 to 16. The program “provides young string players an alternative musical experience beyond the traditional, classical style of playing. Each day, campers play in a rock orchestra, practice with their own rock bands, participate in masterclasses, and attend rock orchestra sectionals.” $345 weekly. https://www.cellofury.com/rock-camp
June 20 – 26, 2020. Greater Washington Suzuki Institute. From $40. National Cathedral School, 3609 Woodley Road NW. https://gwsuzukiinstitute.org/
June 21, 2020. 7:30 pm. Rock powerhouse Cello Fury in concert. The group includes three cellists and a drummer. The group “combines the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats.” $17 - $22. The Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton DE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cello-fury-tickets-93613190573?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
June 24 – 30, 2020. The 7th Aronson Cello Festival presents recitals, masterclasses, films, and lectures in memory of Lev Aronson. A student of Piatigorsky, Aronson was a WWII survivor who became principal cellist of the Dallas Symphony. Cellist Brian Thornton, who studied with Aronson, plays in the Cleveland Orchestra. Thornton leads the festival, formerly held in Dallas and now in Cleveland. https://www.aronsoncellofestival.com/
July 19-25, 2020. Cellospeak Skill Builder Summer Workshop. Bryn Mawr PA. https://www.cellospeak.org/general-workshop-information/
July 26–August 1, 2020. Cellospeak Ensemble Summer Workshop. Bryn Mawr PA. https://www.cellospeak.org/general-workshop-information/
July 27–August 1, 2020. National Philharmonic Summer Strings Institutes, with varied day camp programs serving rising fourth graders to college freshmen. Tuition about $500 to $600 weekly. Rockville Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 100 Welsh Park Dr. https://www.nationalphilharmonic.org/education/summer-string-institutes/
July 28, 2020. 8 pm. Hauser, who is half of the world-famous 2Cellos duo, plays in a pops concert with the National Symphony. Program features music from his new album Classic. One night only. $29 - $89. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center.
August 12, 2020. 8 pm. YoYo Ma’s “Goat Rodeo” Sessions at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts. The group includes mandolin, fiddle, and bass, along with YoYo Ma on cello. Tickets, starting at $37, on sale February 22, 2020, at 10 am. https://www.wolftrap.org/calendar/performance/20filene/0812show20.aspx#datetime=08122020T200000
January 14, 2021. 7 pm. January 16, 2021. 8 pm. Truls Mork plays the Elgar concerto with the National Symphony. Tickets on sale July 21, 2020 at 10 am. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center.
January 31, 2021. 2 pm. Cello quintets (string quartet plus extra cello) by Schubert and Danielpour on a concert of the Fortas Chamber Music Series. Cellists Sharon Robinson and Keith Robinson play with violinists Jaime Laredo and Cathy Meng and violist Hsin-Yun Huang. Tickets on sale June 9, 2020, at 10 am. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center.