Concerts

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Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series

The Bender JCC presents its 47th season of rising stars and renowned artists in the 2018-2019 Concert Series that will delight and inspire. Join us for magnificent chamber music by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and more. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts’ intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

Subscriptions available for purchase online, by phone, or via order form. Tickets to individual concerts will be available in mid-August.

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  • Three concert mini-series packages starting at $84/person
  • Full-series packages for all six concerts starting at $156/person

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The Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Concerts

The Bender JCC is pleased to partner with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi  to present exciting FREE chamber orchestra programs in the Kreeger Theater during their inaugural 2018-2019 season.  Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled has established this chamber orchestra to nurture, train and support local graduate music students during their auditions period, offering concerts all across Maryland.

 

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Pamela Frank, Violin Sunday, December 9th
MOUNT VERNON VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
Dancing into 2019
Sunday, December 30th
Carter Brey & Benjamin Pasternack
Cello + Piano
Sunday, March 10th
Miró Quartet
String Quartet
Sunday, April 14th
Alexander Quartet & Joyce Yang
String Quartet + Piano
Sunday, May 5th
MOUNT VERNON VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
Spring is in the Air
Sunday, May 12th

Pamela Frank, Violin

Sunday, December 9th
7:30 PM

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series, 2018-2019 Season

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“even single notes don’t leave the strings without meaning.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

American violinist Pamela Frank has established an outstanding international reputation across an unusually varied range of performing activities. In addition to her extensive schedule of engagements with prestigious orchestras throughout the world and her recitals on the leading concert stages, she is regularly sought after as a chamber music partner by today’s most distinguished soloists and ensembles. The breadth of this accomplishment and her consistently high level of musicianship were recognized in 1999 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the highest honors given to American instrumentalists.

Evening Program
BACH Sonata in A Major, BWV 1015 
JANÁČEK Sonata
BACH Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016
BRAHMS Sonata in G Major, Op. 78
Pam Frank & Friends

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Concerts

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The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a new chamber orchestra established by Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled, is dedicated to nurturing and training local graduate music students.

Heading into the new year, the Virtuosi will present an excitingly varied program of music based on traditional dance forms by Boccherini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Strauss, Bartok, and Piazzolla.

Program
GRIEG Holberg Suite Op. 40
TCHAIKOVSKY Valse from Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Amit Peled Conductor, Tchaikovsky Serenade

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series, 2018-2019 Season

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“the tenderness he brought out (was) touching and satisfying.” (New York Classical Review)

Carter Brey has been principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic since 1996. In 1981 he was a prizewinner in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, and he has appeared as a soloist with most of America’s leading orchestras. He has also performed with the Emerson and Tokyo string quartets and given recitals with celebrated pianists. Mr. Brey will be joined by pianist Benjamin Pasternack, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music who now sits on the piano faculty at Peabody Conservatory and regularly performs with distinguished symphonies and chamber musicians.

Evening Program
DEBUSSY Sonata in D Minor
BRITTEN Sonata, Op. 65
MENDELSSOHN Sonata in D Major, Op. 58
Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano: Finale

Miró Quartet
String Quartet

Sunday, April 14th
7:30 PM

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series, 2018-2019 Season

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“exceptional tonal focus and interpretive intensity.” (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, they perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works — with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy — are some of the most original of the 20th century.

Evening Program
SCHUBERT Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 103
SCHUBERT Quartet in E-Flat Major, D. 87
SCHUBERT Quartet in G Major, D. 887
Transcendence: Schubert Quartet in G Major, D. 887: IV. Allegro assai

Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series, 2018-2019 Season

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“layers upon layers of passionate energy…the collaboration (is) a match like no other” (San Francisco Classical Voice)

Formed in 1981, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s premier ensembles. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, and Grammy-award nominee, Joyce Yang showcases her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians. Together they continue their ongoing partnership with a program of piano quintets—two romantic favorites coupled with a brand new work by Samuel Adams.

Evening Program
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
S. ADAMS New Piano Quintet (DC Premiere)
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Strings Sessions: Alexander String Quartet Performs Mozart and Brahms

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Concerts

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The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a new chamber orchestra established by Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled, is dedicated to nurturing and training local graduate music students.

In their final concert of the season, the Virtuosi will present familiar works by Haydn and Vivaldi along with a scintillating piece by 20th century Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze.

Program
HAYDN Symphony No. 6 in D Major
VIVALDI Spring from The Four Seasons
TSINTSADZE Three Miniatures for String Orchestra
The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Amit Peled Conductor, Tsintsadze Satchidao