Concerts

Experience Musical Excellence at the Bender JCC – Celebrating 50 years!

2022-2023 POLINGER ARTISTS OF EXCELLENCE CONCERT SERIES

Sundays at 7:00 PM

Don’t miss a moment of our 50th season of the Polinger Artists of Excellence concert series, presenting rising stars and renowned artists in the 2022-2023 concert series that includes familiar faces as well as series debuts. Join us for magnificent well-loved chamber works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvořák plus lesser-known works by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, George Walker, and Kati Agócs. Musicians perform in the Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts’ intimate Kreeger Auditorium.

If you missed your chance to become a season subscriber and save…it’s not too late – we will honor series pricing through September 9, 2022.

  • Season Tickets ($250 for all six concerts – until 9/9/22) – must be purchased through Marcie Blackman
  • Single concert tickets – $50 – purchase through the link online

Marcie Blackman: (301) 348-3808 or mblackman@benderjccgw.org

 

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The Mount Vernon Virtuosi

The Bender JCC is pleased to resume our partnership with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi to present exciting FREE chamber orchestra programs in the Kreeger Auditorium for their 2021-2022 season. Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled established this chamber orchestra in 2018 to nurture, train and support local graduate music students during their auditions period, and offering concerts all across Maryland.

This season the Mount Vernon Virtuosi will perform TWO programs on each of four Sundays. We are thrilled to present both a 45-minute Kid-Friendly Family Concert and an Adult-Oriented Chamber Music Program.


Questions about concerts at the Bender JCC? Contact us!

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

 

ARNAUD SUSSMANN & ANNA POLONSKY -Violin + Piano Sunday, October 2nd
ZLATOMIR FUNG & JANICE CARISSA – Cello + Piano Sunday, November 6th
ORION WEISS- Piano Sunday, March 12th
AROD QUARTET – String Quartet Sunday, April 23rd
CLAREMONT TRIO – Piano Trio Sunday, May 7th

Polinger Artist of Excellence Concert Series 2022-2023 Season – Celebrating 50 Years!
ARNAUD SUSSMANN & ANNA POLONSKY -Violin + Piano | Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 7:00 PM

  • MOZART Sonata No. 32 in B-Flat Major, K. 454
  • DVOŘÁK Sonata in F Major, Op. 57
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, Kreutzer

“..a touchstone for greatness” – The Huffington Post

Winner of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Arnaud Sussmann has distinguished himself with his unique sound, bravura and profound musicianship. He will be joined by pianist Anna Polonsky, recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and in great demand as a chamber musician.

For more information contact Marcie Blackman – mblackman@benderjccgw.org or (301) 348-3808

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

The Polinger Artists of Excellence Series is made possible by the Gerry and Howard Polinger Concert Endowment Fund.

Polinger Artist of Excellence Concert Series 2022-2023 Season – Celebrating 50 Years!
ZLATOMIR FUNG & JANICE CARISSA – Cello + Piano | Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 7:00 PM

  • IVES Selections from 114 Songs, arr. for cello and piano
  • DVOŘÁK Rondo in G Minor, Op. 94
  • BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
  • WALKER Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • BRAHMS Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

“one of those rare musicians with a Midas touch” – Bach Track

The first American in four decades and the youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, 23-year-old Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. He will be joined by pianist Janice Carissa, a Gilmore Young Artist winner.

For more information contact Marcie Blackman – mblackman@benderjccgw.org or (301) 348-3808

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

The Polinger Artists of Excellence Series is made possible by the Gerry and Howard Polinger Concert Endowment Fund.

ORION WEISS- Piano

Sunday, March 12th
7:00 PM

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Polinger Artist of Excellence Concert Series 2022-2023 Season – Celebrating 50 Years!
ORION WEISS- Piano | Sunday, March 12, 2023 | 7:00 PM

  • RACHMANINOFF Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42
  • BRAHMS Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
  • GRIEG Ballade in G Minor, Op. 24
  • BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

“brilliant pianist” – The New York Times

Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians in his generation. Recipient of a Gilmore Young Artist Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, among other prizes, his deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

For more information contact Marcie Blackman – mblackman@benderjccgw.org or (301) 348-3808

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

The Polinger Artists of Excellence Series is made possible by the Gerry and Howard Polinger Concert Endowment Fund.

Polinger Artist of Excellence Concert Series 2022-2023 Season – Celebrating 50 Years!
AROD QUARTET – String Quartet | April 23, 2023 | 7:00 PM

  • HAYDN Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5, Sun
  • MENDELSSOHN Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
  • SCHUBERT Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, Death and the Maiden

“an ensemble worth fighting to hear” – The Strad

The French ensemble, Quatuora Arod, skyrocketed to international attention when they won the coveted First Prize at the 2016 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and went on to serve as a BBC New Generation Artist from 2017-2019. Since then, they have firmly established themselves in performance and on recording at the forefront of the younger generation of string quartets by dazzling audiences around the globe.

For more information contact Marcie Blackman – mblackman@benderjccgw.org or (301) 348-3808

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

The Polinger Artists of Excellence Series is made possible by the Gerry and Howard Polinger Concert Endowment Fund.

Polinger Artist of Excellence Concert Series 2022-2023 Season – Celebrating 50 Years!
CLAREMONT TRIO – Piano Trio | Sunday, May 7, 2023 | 7:00 PM

  • MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL Trio in D Minor, Op. 11
  • AGÓCS Trio No. 1, Queen of Hearts
  • DVOŘÁK Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, Dumky

“one of America’s finest young chamber groups” – The Strad

The Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Championing new works, the Trio has commissioned pieces by Nico Muhly, Kati Agócs, Gabriela Lena Frank, Mason Bates, and others.

For more information contact Marcie Blackman – mblackman@benderjccgw.org or (301) 348-3808

The safety of our patrons is our highest priority. Please see our latest COVID-19 policies on our website. Proof of vaccination and masks are required to attend.

PARKING – Free parking is available in the Bender JCC parking lot

The Polinger Artists of Excellence Series is made possible by the Gerry and Howard Polinger Concert Endowment Fund.