Brannon Cho, Cello and Janice Carissa, Piano

Brannon Cho, Cello and Janice Carissa, Piano

November 17, 2024
7:00 PM


Tickets available soon!

November 17 | 7:00 PM | $55/Individual concert (starting September 2) | $250/All 6 Polinger Artists of Excellence concerts (by September 1)

Brannon Cho

Brannon Cho, cellist, has emerged as an outstanding artist of his generation. He is the First Prize winner of the prestigious 6th International Paulo Cello Competition, and is also a top prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg, and Cassadó International Cello Competitions.

“Burnished tone, spellbinding technique, and probing musical mind”
-Boston Classical Review

Janice Carissa

A Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuosi, Janice Carissa has “the multicolored highlights of a mature pianist“ (Philly Inquirer) and “strong, sure hands” (Voice of America) that “conveys a vivid story rather than a mere showpiece.” (Chicago Classical Review) She has garnered great acclaims at renowned concert halls, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, Kennedy Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Leoš Janáček: Pohádka
Cesar Franck: Sonata in A Major FWV 8 (arr.Delsart)
Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés Op. 2
Bohuslav Martinů: Sonata No. 3 H. 340

Questions? Please contact Marcie Blackman at or 301.348.3808.

All Bender JCC programs are open to everyone. Contact Kate Falls, Director of Inclusion, at or 301.348.3767 to discuss support and accommodations.