This week is a chance for serious cellists to learn firsthand what it is like to study in the tradition of Lev Aronson. Players and teachers from across America will come to perform and to teach in the tradition of one of the most brilliant teachers that ever lived. It will be an invaluable experience to be immersed in the atmosphere of S.M.U. Meadows School of the Arts where Lev taught for many years, and to play alongside the most accomplished cellists and pedagogues in the world. Come to this once in a lifetime event to experience the most vocal approach to cello playing in a conservatory atmosphere.
Saturday, June 6
10:00 am Masterclass - Amit Peled
3:00 pm How to Be Your Own Agent, Part 1 iCadenza Artists
7:00 pm Opening Gala Concert: “Homage to Pablo Casals”
A re-creation of the recital given by Pablo Casals on his 1915 US tour – same program, same cello – one hundred years later. Music by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, and Saint-Saens.
Keynote Speech - Melissa Kraut
Amit Peled, Cellist, Spencer Myer, Piano
Sunday, June 7
10:00 am Master Class - Chris Adkins
3:00 pm How to Be Your Own Agent, Part 2 iCadenza Artists
7:00 pm Chris Adkins Recital
Concert features Bach d minor Solo Cello Suite.
Monday, June 8
3:00 pm Masterclass - Tom Landschoot
7:00 pm Tom Landschoot - Recital
Concert features music by Beethoven, Bruch and Franck.
Tuesday, June 9
10:00 am Masterclass - Brian Thornton
3:00 pm Concert at The Dallas Holocaust Museum - FREE
7:00 pm Recital - Brian Thornton, Cello, Emanuel Borok, violin, Spencer Myer, piano
Performing music by Brahms, Piatti and Herbert.
Wednesday, June 10
10:00 am Masterclass - Melissa Kraut
2:00 pm Feldenkrais Class - Samantha Damoulakis
7:00 pm Open Classical presents “Just Add Cello!”
Collaborations between Lev Aronson Festival cellists and local vocalists, composers and dancers, curated by the innovative Open Classical.