2023 Cello Concerts and Events
Awesome Calendar of Cello Concerts and Events 2023-2024 Greater National Capital Region
Kindler Cello Society of Washington, DC
The concert calendar now covers concerts through May of 2024.
For virtual events, a great resource is CelloBello, hosted by Paul Katz. Find their latest offerings here: https://www.cellobello.org/events/
While we do our best to provide accurate information, we also suggest checking in advance with the presenters.
To share info on your upcoming events, contact Ann Franke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This season you can enjoy
- Premieres performed by David Teie, Inbal Segev, and Eric Kutz
- The Elgar concerto performed by Steven Isserlis and Camille Thomas
- The Saint-Saëns concerto performed by Zlatomir Fung and Nicholas Canellakis
- More concertos performed by Piper Suk, Benedict Klœckner, Annie Jacobs, Eric Kutz, Zuill Bailey, Amit Peled, and Romain-Olivier Gray
- Beethoven sonatas performed by Gabriel Martins, Emma Hays Johnson, and Khari Joyner
- Nadia Boulanger performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Joseph Gotoff, and Johannes Moser
- Bach performed by Natalie Clein, Christopher Costanza, Alisa Weilerstein, Ken Slowik, and David Teie.
All this and so much more. Truly there's something for everyone.
November 2, 3, and 4, 2023. Various times. Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas plays the Elgar concerto with the National Symphony, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno. $15 and up. Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Sunday, November 5, 2023. 3 pm. Zlatomir Fung in a chamber recital with the Heifetz Ensemble-in-Residence. Pre-concert conversation at 2 pm. $25, $5 students, free for 12 and under. Mary Baldwin University, 227 E. Frederick Street, Staunton VA.
Sunday, November 12, 2023. 3:30 pm. Peabody faculty member Amit Peled in recital with pianist Solomon Eichner. Works by Gershwin, Price, Copland, and Barber. Free. Community Concerts at Second. Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD. https://cc2nd.org/index.html
Tuesday, November 14, 2023. 12:10 pm. Towson University faculty member Joseph Gotoff and pianist Wan-Chi Su present a recital 20th Century Women. Works by Nadia Boulanger, Lera Auerbach, Shulamit Ran, and Binna Kim. Epiphany Tuesday Concert Series. Free. 1317 G Street NW. https://epiphanydc.org/event/joseph-gotoff-and-wan-chi-su/
NEW Thursday, November 16, 2023. 12 pm. John Kaboff plays Beethoven Sonata #4 with pianist Jung-Yoon Lee on a program sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. Free. Old Town Hall, City of Fairfax, located at the corner of Main Street Rte. 236 and University Drive, Fairfax VA.
NEW Friday, November 17, 2023. 12 pm. John Kaboff again plays Beethoven Sonata #4 with pianist Jung-Yoon Lee on a program sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. Free. Live! at 10th and G. 945 G St NW.
Saturday, November 18, 2023. 5 pm. German cellist Benedict Klœckner plays the Shostakovich concerto with the New Orchestra of Washington. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, music director. $45 to 59. Students 50% off. The Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, November 25, 2023. 7:30 pm. Emma Hays Johnson and Carl Banner, pianist, perform the first Beethoven sonata on a program presented by Washington Musica Viva. $15. Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring MD. https://www.dcmusicaviva.org/
Saturday, December 2, 2023. 3:30 pm. High school cellist Kyle Rhu, recently featured on NPR’s From the Top, appears in a family concert Nature’s Rhythms with the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. $30, 18 and under free. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir, Manassas VA. https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/family-concert-nature-8217-s-rhythms
Sunday, December 3, 2023. 7 pm. Gabriel Martins in recital with pianist Victor Santiago Asunción. Sonatas by Debussy, Beethoven, and Brahms, and Webern’s Drei Kleine Stücke. $50. Artists of Excellence Concert Series, Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD. https://www.benderjccgw.org/event/gabriel-martins/
NEW Thursday, December 7, 2023. 7:30 pm. Julie Sévilla Fraysse, formerly with the Opéra de Paris, in recital with pianist Anastasia Calmus. Works by Faure, Debussy, Ravel, and more. Sponsored by the Villa Albertine. $15 to $25. La Maison Française. Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW.
NEW Friday, December 8, 2023.Noon. Earl Williams plays the first movement of the Chopin sonata in g minor, with pianist Jack Stabile. Sponsored by the Friday Morning Music Club. Free. St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington VA. https://fmmc.org/event/
NEW Friday, December 8, 2023. 7 pm. The International Club presents a concert and wine reception marking the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Program includes the sonata for cello and piano, performers are not listed. Doors open at 6:45, wine reception follows concert. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/french-embassy-concert-wine-reception-the-grand-finale-tickets-632862046417?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Sunday, December 10, 2023. 3 pm. Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba, with lutenist Ronn McFarlane. Renaissance and Baroque music from Ireland and Scotland, along with newly composed works. Free, no tickets required. Catonsville Presbyterian Church, 1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville MD. https://www.catonsvilleconcerts.org/upcoming-events
January 14, 2024. 1 pm and 4 pm. Christopher Costanza plays the complete Bach suites over two programs. Phillips Collection. In-person tickets sold out. Virtual livestream $15.
Sunday, January 7, 2024. 4 pm. Amit Peled in recital with pianist Noreen Polera. Works by Gershwin, Price, Copland, and Barber. $20 suggested donation. Odeon Chamber Music Series, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr, Falls Church, VA. http://odeonchambermusicseries.org/odeon-2023-2024-season/
Additional dates and locations for this program at https://www.amitpeled.com/concerts.
Wednesday, January 10, 2024. 7:30 pm. Annie Jacobs-Perkins, winner of the 2023 Pierre Fournier Award, performs the cello concerto by composer Jeffrey Mumford with the Post Classical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducting. $45 to $55. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, January 21, 2024. 4 pm. University of Maryland faculty member Eric Kutz performs Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with the Washington Chamber Orchestra, Jun Kim conducting. Free, with tickets required. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. https://www.thewco.org/season-20232024
Saturday, February 17, 2024. 7:30 pm. British cellist Natalie Clein with pianist Qing Jiang in recital. Works by Rachmaninov, Bach, Schubert, Bloch, and Elisabeth Lutyens. $45, $10 students, youth free. Candlelight Concert Society. Smith Theater, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia MD. https://candlelightconcerts.org/concerts/2023-2024/natalie-clein-cello/
Sunday, February 18, 2024. 4 pm. British cellist Natalie Clein with pianist Qing Jiang in recital. Works by Brahms, Elias, Bloch, Schubert, and Luytens. Phillips Collection. In-person tickets sold out. Virtual livestream $15. https://www.phillipscollection.org/event/Feb18Clein
Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2024. 7:30 (Sat) and 6:30 (Sun). Kenneth Slowik, violoncello & viola da gamba, performs with Corey Jamason, harpsichord, in a program of Bach suites and sonatas. Smithsonian Chamber Players. Tickets will be available online, priced about $35. Music Hall, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Constitution Ave. NW between 12th and 14th Streets NW. https://smithsonianchambermusic.org/concerts/2024-08-24-masterworks-five-centuries-24-25-february-2024
Friday, Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2024. Steven Isserlis plays the Elgar concerto with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, José-Luis Novo conducting. Tickets from $33, students $10. Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD. https://annapolissymphony.org/events/masterworks4/
Sunday, March 3, 2024. 2 pm. Amit Peled presents A Journey with My Jewishness. $22 to $25. The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD.
Thursday, March 7 and Saturday, March 9, 2024. Zlatomir Fung performs the Saint-Saëns concerto with the Baltimore Symphony, Ken-David Masur conducting. Thursday concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Rockville, Saturday at Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore. Ticket prices vary by venue, from $15 or $19 and up. https://my.bsomusic.org/18296/18344
March 8 through 12, 2024. The Mount Vernon Virtuosi Cello Gang perform at different venues around Baltimore and Rockville. March 9 is a children’s concert at the Bender JCC in Rockville. https://www.amitpeled.com/concerts
Saturday, March 9, 2024. 7:30. Zuill Bailey plays the 2015 concerto for cello and orchestra Tales of Hemingway by Michael Daugherty. National Philharmonic, Piotr Gajewski conducting. $19 and up, kids free, vet tickets available. Strathmore Music Center. 5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD.
Sunday, March 10, 2024. 3 pm. Nicholas Canellakis performs a Rossini duo for cello and bass with Nina Bernat on a program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The Barns at Wolf Trap. $50. 1635 Trap Rd, Vienna.VA.
Sunday, March 17, 2024. 4 pm. Khari Joyner and pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner in recital at the Phillips Collection. Works by Beethoven, Walker, Pärt, and Le Beau. Phillips Collection. In-person $45, virtual livestream $15. 1600 21st Street, NW.
Saturday, March 23, 2024. 7:30 pm. Susanna Mendlow and pianist Mark Di Pinto play a house concert. The program includes works by DeFalla, Cassado, Piazzolla, Ginastera, and Granados. Through Group Muse the host provides snacks, with optional potluck supper. $5 to reserve, $20+ for performers. Location in Glen Echo MD shared after registration. https://www.groupmuse.com/events/13596-susanna-mendlow-cello-mark-di-pinto-piano
Friday, March 29, 2024. 12 pm. Eric Kutz with pianist Miko Kominami in recital for the Friday Noontime Series at the Arts Club of Washington. Free. 2017 I St. NW, Washington DC.
Saturday, March 30, 2024. 8 pm. Eric Kutz and Miko Kominami, piano, in recital at the University of Maryland. Program to include a premiere by Karen Walwyn. The Clarice, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park MD.
April 4, 6, and 7, 2024. Amit Peled plays the Dvořák concerto with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Michael Repper music director. Performances in Easton MD, Rehoboth Beach DE, and Ocean Pines MD. https://midatlanticsymphony.org/2023-2024seasonschedule
Saturday April 6, 2024. 4 pm and 7:30 pm. Alisa Weilerstein plays two one-hour concerts honoring the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Each concert intersperses Bach and elegant 10-minute fragments from newly commissioned works. $40 to $75. Washington Performing Arts, Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, April 7, 2024. 2 pm. David Hardy performs the Samuel Barber cello sonata on a program of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players. Tickets on sale November 7, 2023. Terrace Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, April 14, 2024. 4 pm. Yo-Yo Ma performs with pianist Kathryn Stott. Repertoire includes works by Dvořák, Pärt, Shostakovich, Fauré, Franck, Boulanger, and Assad. $60 to $200. Washington Performing Arts, Concert Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Sunday, April 14, 2024. 5 pm. Amit Peled in a recital of works by American composers. Grace Episcopal Church Concert Series. $25. , 6507 Main Street, The Plains VA. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amit-peled-music-for-cello-and-piano-by-american-composers-tickets-718716860477?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Saturday, April 20, 2024. 7:30 pm. Eric Kutz plays the Schumann concerto with the Washington Sinfonietta, Joel Lazar conducting. Tickets at the door or online several weeks in advance. The Falls Church Episcopal, 166 East Broad Street, Falls Church VA.
Sunday, April 21, 2024. 4 pm. Seth Parker Woods plays the Kodaly duo for violin and cello with a colleague from the USC Thornton School of Music. Phillips Collection. $45 in-person, $15 virtual livestream. 1600 21st Street, NW.
Sunday, April 21, 2024. 5:30 pm. German-Canadian Johannes Moser and pianist and composer Marc-André Hamelin present the annual Piatigorsky Memorial Concert. The program includes works by Hamelin, Debussy, Franck, and Boulanger. $46, students $10. Shriver Hall Concert Series, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD at The Johns Hopkins University.
Sunday, May 5, 2024. 5 pm. Romain-Olivier Gray performs the Schumann cello concerto with the Capital City Symphony, Victoria Gau conducting. Gray won second prize in the 2022 Johansen International Competition. $35, free for 16 and under. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE. https://www.atlasarts.org/events/ccs-river/
Saturday, May 18, 2024. 8 pm. Inbal Segev performs the regional premiere of Dance for cello and orchestra by Anna Clyne. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Christopher Zimmerman. Pre-concert discussion with Segev and Zimmerman. $45 to $70. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA.
Watch for the rescheduled date, coming in May 2024, for a duo recital by Amy Domingues, cello, and violinist Leslie Nero, at The Southwest Duck Pond. Program will include baroque works by women composers. Free outdoor concert, no tickets required. Washington Bach Consort “Special Experiences.” https://bachconsort.org/special-experiences/
To share info on your upcoming events, contact Ann Franke, annfranke[at]verizon.net