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Monday, March 27th, 7pm | Cello Month Event

Robert deMaine Cello Masterclass and Concert

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” Robert deMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This event will be streamed on Facebook Live by CelloBello.com.

Performing:
From Twelve Études-Caprices for Solo Cello (1999)
(Robert deMaine, b. 1970)
No. 2 in C, "Finistère"
No. 4 in D, "Rêveries"
No. 3 in G, "Brésil"

Shostakovich Sonata for Cello and Piano in d minor Opus 40
Pei-Shan Lee, piano

Reception to follow


Saturday, April 1st, 2pm | Cello Month Event

Peter Wiley Cello Masterclass

2:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Former cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio and former cellist of the Guarneri String Quartet Peter Wiley is currently on the cello faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music.


Sunday, April 2nd, 6pm | Cello Month Event

Cello Month Launch Party

6:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Join us for an evening of food, drink and celebration of all things cello. Browse our contemporary maker exhibit and mingle with fellow cellists and those who love the instrument.


Saturday, April 8th, 7pm | Cello Month Event

Talent Has Hunger Screening

A First Run Features film, directed by Josh Aronson
Q & A following the movie with Paul Katz and Lev Mayuma

6:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Talent Has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. Filmed over 7 years, the film is a window into the mysterious world of the artist, the passion that can grip and sustain a young player from childhood through the last days of life and the years of sacrifice and dedication a budding artist needs to fulfill one’s talent. The film focuses on the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the cello. Through the words and actions of master cello teacher, Paul Katz, it’s clear that this deep study of music not only prepares wonderful musicians, but builds self-esteem and a cultural and aesthetic character that will be profoundly important throughout his students’ lives. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday, April 12th, 4pm | Cello Month Event

Jim McKean Lecture

4:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Join violinmaker Jim McKean as he gives a hands-on tour of the diverse world of the cello. Using many of the instruments brought together by Carriage House Violins for Cello Month, he'll show how a maker can employ different models and wood to create a unique voice. Cello specialist Robert Mayes will give a demonstration highlighting the variety of sound available to today's cellist. You'll be able to see the raw maple, willow, and poplar, along with the various stages of construction. The audience will be welcomed to participate in this exploration of the world of the cello.


Thursday, April 13th, 7pm | Cello Month Event

Astrid Schween Masterclass & Concert

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Cellist Astrid Schween is an internationally recognized soloist and chamber artist. In September 2016, Astrid succeeded Joel Krosnick as cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet and joined the faculty at The Juilliard School.

Repertoire TBA at concert.

Reception to Follow


Tuesday, April 18th, 7pm | Cello Month Event

Mike Block Concert

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464


Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century", and acclaimed by the NY Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing". Don’t miss this Cello Month favorite!

Repertoire TBA at concert.

Reception to Follow


Wednesday, April 19th, 6pm | Cello Month Event

Mike Block Yamaha Clinic

Sponsored by Yamaha

6:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free

Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century", and acclaimed by the NY Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing".

Join Mike Block for a demonstration and interactive workshop exploring the musical possibilities with an electric cello, and digital effects. All ages & levels welcome.


Monday, April 24th, 7pm | Cello Month Event

The Boston Cello Society Presents: A Tribute to Mark Churchill

7:00pm
Carriage House Violins
1039 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

 Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19th to info@bostoncellosociety.org.

Join us in celebrating the remarkable career of Mark Churchill, cellist and music education advocate. His incredible career as a performer and conductor as well as his tireless efforts to support El Sistema programs in the US have had an incalculable impact on musicians young and old across the world.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


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