2021 Concert Recommendations

April 5, 2021

Not sure which concerts to choose? Browse our season in these helpful ways:

 

The Robert Mann Chamber Music Series 

  • July 6: String Quintets: Mozart and Brahms 
  • July 13: Juilliard String Quartet 
  • July 20: St. Lawrence String Quartet: Debussy, Haydn, and John Adams 
  • July 27: Beethoven Quintet and Septet
  • August 3: Danish String Quartet 
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Solo Piano 

  • July 8/9: Stewart Goodyear performs Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2
  • July 15/16: Olga Kern performs Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1
  • July 18: Conrad Tao performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 
  • July 23: Christopher Taylor performs William Bolcom’s Piano Quintet No. 2 
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Solo Violin

  • July 1/2: Augustin Hadelich performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto 
  • July 11: Angelo Xiang Yu performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, “Strassburg” 
  • July 29/30: Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 
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Unique Solo Instruments 

  • July 22: Ji Su Jung performs Kevin Puts’ Concerto for Marimba 
  • July 23: Ji Su Jung performs Peter Klatzow’s Concert Marimba Etudes
  • July 25: Alisa Weilerstein performs Joan Tower’s Cello Concerto (world premiere commission) 
  • August 1: Steven Banks performs Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto 
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Music by Living Composers

  • July 1/2: Aaron Jay Kernis’ Elegy (to those we’ve lost) (world premiere)  
  • July 8/9: Jessie Montgomery’s Strum 
  • July 20: John Adams’ String Quartet No. 1, First Quartet
  • July 22: Hannah Lash’s Forestallings (world premiere commission), Kevin Puts’ Concerto for Marimba
  • July 23: Nebojsa Zivkovic’s Trio per Uno, Nico Muhly’s Big Time for String Quartet and Percussion, Peter Klatzow’s Concert Marimba Etudes, Derek Bermel’s Turning, Leigh Howard Stevens’ Rhythmic Caprice, William Bolcom’s Piano Quintet No. 2 
  • July 25: Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5, Made in America, Duets, and Cello Concerto (world premiere commission) 
  • August 3: Three works from John Adams’ Book of Alleged Dances: “Pavane: She’s So Fine,” “Stubble Crochet,” “Toot Nipple”
  • August 5: A world premiere commission by Joel Thompson
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2021 World Premieres

  • July 1/2: Aaron Jay Kernis’ Elegy (to those we’ve lost)
  • July 22: Hannah Lash’s Forestallings (commissioned by the Festival)
  • July 25: Joan Tower’s Cello Concerto (commissioned by the Festival) 
  • August 5: A new work by Joel Thompson (commissioned by the Festival) 
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Music by Women Composers 

  • July 8: Jessie Montgomery’s Strum 
  • July 22: Hannah Lash’s Forestallings (world premiere commission) 
  • July 25: Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5, Made in America, Duets, and Cello Concerto (world premiere commission) 
  • August 1: Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (Movement 2) 
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Music by Composers of Color 

  • July 8: Jessie Montgomery’s Strum 
  • July 11: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelletten for String Orchestra, Op.52 (Movements 3 and 4)
  • August 1: Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (Movement 2) 
  • August 5: A new work by Joel Thompson (world premiere commission) 
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Music by Beethoven 

  • July 1/2: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
  • July 22: Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131, arr. Peter Oundjian 
  • July 27: Beethoven’s Quintet for Piano and Winds; Septet 
  • July 29/30: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 
  • August 5: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” 
  • August 7: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 
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Music by Mozart 

  • July 6: Mozart’s Viola Quintet in G Minor 
  • July 11: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 
  • July 18: Mozart’s Idomeneo (Movements 1 and 2), Piano Concerto No. 3, and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor 
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