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2019

18

Oct

September 29th – October 18th: Sphinx Virtuosi Fall Tour

Program

“For Justice and Peace”

Performances include Carnegie Hall in NYC, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, and Cleveland Institute of Music.

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In his Elegy, a Black British composer, Philip Herbert, looks to solace when justice could not be served for an 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence, whose life was lost to a tragic incident of violence. Justice and peace find their way into music without regard to time and place: on this program, we offer Jessie Montgomery’s Source Code, which pays homage to African American artists prominent during the peak of the Civil Rights era in the United States.  Even Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, written only a few short years after the composer’s arrest due to rebellious behavior toward the authorities, suggest the most unlikely use of power and protest. Bela Bartok, who was destined to leave Europe for America was looking for peace and solace during a challenging time for his homeland Hungary, as World War II approached.  As we reflect on the historical and current challenges of Venezuela, we chose the music of Romero, who invoked traditional dance and improvisatory qualities to entice his audiences. Xavier Foley’s new work pays tribute to some of the divisiveness of our days, while also offering light and hope. Abels’ Global Warming speaks to not only the well-being of our earth, but expresses a hopeful outlook he had upon global relations and transcending cultural difference.   In the end, as a listener, you must decide the role both artists and citizens can play in propelling peace and positivity.

28

Oct

Jupiter Chamber Players

Program

Arriaga – String Quartet No. 2 in A major

Heritte-Viardot – Piano Quartet No. 2 in D major, Op 11 “Spanish”

Granados – Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 49

Michael Brown, piano; Elizabeth Fayette, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

 

21

Nov

Organ and Cello Concert with Greg Zelek

601 N. Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA

Program

Beaumont Community presents Greg Zelek, organist with Thomas Mesa, cellist.

Presented by Astral Artists

PROGRAM TBD

22

Nov

Organ and Cello Concert with Greg Zelek

St. Mary’s Church - 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Program

Play on Philly presents a new initiative called “Playing and Preserving” on the University of Pennsylvania campus @ St. Mary’s Church

Program TBD

24

Nov

North Dakota Museum of Art

Grand Forks, North Dakota - 261 Centennial Drive Stop

Program

Ilya Yakushev, Piano

PROGRAM TBD

25

Nov

Mayville State University

Program

Repertoire TBD

Ilya Yakushev, piano

21

Dec

Organ and Cello Concert with Greg Zelek

St. Mary’s Church - 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA

Program

Play on Philly presents a new initiative called “Playing and Preserving” at St. Mary’s Church on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

PROGRAM TBD

2020

08

Jan

Cedar City Music Arts

Heritage Center Theater, Cedar City, Utah

Program

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

 

PROGRAM TBD

26

Jan

String Masters Series – Boston Conservatory @ Berklee

Program

Jung-A Bang, Piano

Repertoire TBD

27

Jan

Masterclass @ Walnut Hill School

12 Highland St., Natick, MA

Program
09

Feb

Brookings Harbor Friends of Music

Brookings Harbor, Oregon - 7th Day Adventist Church

Program

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

Repertoire TBD

15

Feb

Santa Barbara Symphony

The Granada Theater - 1214 State Street, Granada, CA

Program

Christian Reif, conductor

  • Michael Gilbertson: Graffiti: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
  • Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
16

Feb

Santa Barbara Symphony

The Granada Theater - 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Program

Christian Reif, conductor

  • Michael Gilbertson: Graffiti: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
  • Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
  • Mozart: Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
12

Mar

February 17th – March 12th: Sphinx Virtuosi Spring Tour

Program

“For Justice and Peace”

Performances include The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and Ordway Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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In his Elegy, a Black British composer, Philip Herbert, looks to solace when justice could not be served for an 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence, whose life was lost to a tragic incident of violence. Justice and peace find their way into music without regard to time and place: on this program, we offer Jessie Montgomery’s Source Code, which pays homage to African American artists prominent during the peak of the Civil Rights era in the United States.  Even Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, written only a few short years after the composer’s arrest due to rebellious behavior toward the authorities, suggest the most unlikely use of power and protest. Bela Bartok, who was destined to leave Europe for America was looking for peace and solace during a challenging time for his homeland Hungary, as World War II approached.  As we reflect on the historical and current challenges of Venezuela, we chose the music of Romero, who invoked traditional dance and improvisatory qualities to entice his audiences. Xavier Foley’s new work pays tribute to some of the divisiveness of our days, while also offering light and hope. Abels’ Global Warming speaks to not only the well-being of our earth, but expresses a hopeful outlook he had upon global relations and transcending cultural difference.   In the end, as a listener, you must decide the role both artists and citizens can play in propelling peace and positivity.

28

Mar

Camerata Musica

Columbia Basin College Theater - Pasco, Washington

Program

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

PROGRAM TBD

05

Apr

Duffy Larsen Series – SPPQ

Program

Program TBD

10

Apr

Southwest/Northwest Live on Stage Tour (April 10th – 30th)

Program

Bolling – Jazz Suite for piano and cello (with recorded track)

Rachmaninoff – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op 19

Ilya Yakushev, piano

16

May

Sphinx Virtuosi @ Menuhin Competition

Richmond, Virginia

Program

Repertoire TBA

29

Sep

Sphinx Virtuosi Tour

Program

Tour Dates TBD

Montgomery – Cello Concerto (soloist)

Joplin arr. Montgomery & Barefield (2019): Overture from Treemonisha
Gershwin: Lullaby for String Orchestra
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Blue/s Forms for solo violin
III. Jettin’ Blue/s
Jessie Montgomery: Banner! for quartet and string orchestra
*****
Copland: Two Pieces for String Orchestra
Jessie Montgomery: Cello Concerto
Chavez: Sarabande for Strings
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1

01

Nov

East Coast/Mid-Atlantic Live on Stage Tour (Dates TBA)

Program

Bolling – Jazz Suite for cello and piano (with recorded track)

Rachmaninoff – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19

Ilya Yakushev, piano

13

Nov

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Overture Center for the Arts

Program

John DeMain, conductor

Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

 

14

Nov

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Overture Center for the Arts

Program

John DeMain, conductor

Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

 

15

Nov

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Overture Center for the Arts

Program

John DeMain, conductor

Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

2021

05

Jan

South Texas: Live on Stage Tour (Jan. 5th – 15th)

Program

Bolling – Jazz Suite for Cello and Piano (with recorded track)

Rachmaninoff – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19

Ilya Yakushev, piano

20

Jan

Mid-Central/South: Live on Stage Tour (Jan. 20th – Feb. 10th)

Program

Bolling – Jazz Suite for Cello and Piano (with recorded track)

Rachmaninoff – Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, Op. 19

Ilya Yakushev, piano

07

Feb

Sphinx Virtuosi Tour (Feb. 7th – Mar. 2nd)

Program

Spring Tour

Montgomery – Cello Concerto (Soloist)

Joplin arr. Montgomery & Barefield (2019): Overture from Treemonisha
Gershwin: Lullaby for String Orchestra
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Blue/s Forms for solo violin
III. Jettin’ Blue/s
Jessie Montgomery: Banner! for quartet and string orchestra
*****
Copland: Two Pieces for String Orchestra
Jessie Montgomery: Cello Concerto
Chavez: Sarabande for Strings
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1