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.

  • 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

 

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Music Showcase Sunday, February 19th
ORION WEISS- Piano Sunday, March 12th
AROD QUARTET – String Quartet Sunday, April 23rd
CLAREMONT TRIO – Piano Trio Sunday, May 7th

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Music Showcase

Sunday, February 19th
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

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Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Music Showcase
Featuring Special Guest Marina Piccinini (flute), Amit Peled (cello), and MVV alumni

Sunday, February 19, 2023 | Two Performances

Family Concert | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Free

Introduce the youngsters in your life to the magic of classical music with entertaining, educational concerts that engage and inspire. Learn about orchestral instruments and composers while enjoying a fun afternoon of music. Suitable for kids 8 years and under, and all family members are welcome!
Free admission (donations gladly accepted at the door)

Adult Concert | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Free

Mount Vernon Virtuosi Chamber Music Showcase
Featuring Special Guest Marina Piccinini (flute), Nikita Borisevich (violin) and Amit Peled (cello)

• Mozart Adagio for Violin and Orchestra KV 261
• Mozart Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D, KV 314
• Mozart Symphony No. 1, KV 16

Free admission (donations gladly accepted at the door)

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

• GRIEG  Lyric Pieces

• SCHUMANN  Humoreske Op. 20

• DEBUSSY   Twelve Études

“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.