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2019

27

Jul

Masters Series Recital – IKIF @ Hunter College

Lang Recital Hall - 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Program

International Keyboard Festival and Institute presents Ilya Yakushev and Thomas Mesa in recital for their season finale.

Scriabin: Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Rachmaninoff – Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, op. 19

 

31

Jul

Faculty Chamber Music @ Sphinx Performance Academy

Paul Hall - 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

Program

7:00 PM – Program TBD

Suliman Tekalli, violin

Sami Merdinian, violin

Dana Kelley, viola

Michelle Cann, piano

Patricia Weitzel, bass

03

Aug

July 22nd – August 3rd: Teaching @ Sphinx Performance Academy

The Juilliard School

Program

@ The Juilliard School:

The Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) is a full-scholarship summer chamber music and solo performance program designed for string players, ages 11-17. As a program with a primary focus on cultural diversity, SPA seeks to actively recruit and engage students from cultural backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of classical music. The SPA curriculum includes an intensive schedule of lessons and coachings in addition to master classes, recitals, career enrichment sessions, and mentorship tailored for each student.  SPA Curtis and SPA Cleveland Institute of Music programs have a chamber music and solo repertoire focus and are for violin, viola, and cello players. SPA Juilliard has a solo repertoire focus and is for violin, viola, cello, and bass players

03

Aug

Barge Music

Barge Music, Brooklyn NY

Program

St. Petersburg String Quartet

Turina: La oración del torero (The bullfighter’s prayer), Op. 34 (1925)

Ravel: String Quartet in F Major (1903)

Sofia Gubaidulina: Piano Quintet (1957)

 

 

11

Aug

Music Mountain

225 Music Mountain Road - Fall Village, CT

Program

Ravel – String Quartet in F major

Gibaudulina – Piano Quintet

17

Aug

Barge Music

Barge Music in Brooklyn

Program

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet

Glazunov: Quartet No. 1, Op. 1

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in Bb Major, Op. 133

Schumann, Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47

18

Aug

August 4th – 18th: Teaching @ Music Mountain Camp

225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Connecticut

Program
18

Aug

Music Mountain Festival

225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, CT

Program

SHOW AT 3:00 PM

St. Petersburg String Quartet

Turina: La oración del torero (The bullfighter’s prayer), Op. 34 (1925)

Ravel: String Quartet in F Major (1903)

Sofia Gubaidulina: Piano Quintet (1957)

 

 

29

Aug

Astral Artists: Trio Concert

Kimberton, PA

Program

Katie Hyun, violin

Ronaldo Rolim, piano

REPERTOIRE TBD

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.

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

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.

CLICK FOR SCHEDULE

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

16

May

Sphinx Virtuosi @ Menuhin Competition

Richmond, Virginia

Program

Repertoire TBA