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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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.