Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of miami
The inaugural Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami is hosting another exhilarating weekend of classical music! On Friday, July 19, take a journey to Budapest with the music of Kodály, Schubert, Brahms. Listen to these musicians perform: violinists Yuriy Bekker, Gary Levinson, and Andrés Cárdenes, violist Katharina Kang, pianists Alexandre Moutouzkine and Jerry Wong, and cellist Anne Martindale Williams.
Then on Saturday, July 20, the Gingold Festival Virtuosi will perform Romantic Gems of the Repertoire with music of Brahms, Dvořák, Mozart, and Popper. This concert is in partnership with Martha/Mary Yamaha Concerts and located at La Merced Chapel, Colonial Florida Cultural Heritage Center, 3220 NW 7th Ave., Miami.
In the news, Frances Wilson (aka the Crossed-Eyed Pianist) recently interviewed Andrés Cárdenes. "No question that Josef Gingold was my greatest influence and guide,” Cárdenes says. Read the full interview.
Culture Owl in Miami also featured the inaugural festival. Read more!
Carl Topilow, conductor
On Friday, July 19, celebrate the National Repertory Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow as they perform the best music from this past season! The NRO on the Lake performance includes modern and classical composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Williams, and Gershwin.
On Saturday, July 20, Carl Topilow leads the National Repertory Orchestra as it performs Erich Korngold as well as Copland, Strauss, and Kodály. This concert, titled Tall Tales, is performed in memory of Patti Casey and benefits Building Hope Summit County.
Miller Symphony Hall
Hope you grabbed your tickets, because Dave Roper is back by popular demand and the Miller Symphony Hall’s Jazz Upstairs event is sold out! Dave has been playing the piano as part of a trio in various Lehigh Valley locations for nearly 60 years, including a 15-year stint at the popular King George Inn in Allentown. The current trio includes Gary Rissmiller on drums and Paul Rostock on bass, which combines three incredible lifetime musicians who breathe new life into old standards.
The Chopin Foundation of the United States just launched a recently revamped website that Jonathan Eifert (and team) assembled! The new site has a refreshed aesthetic, new logo, mobile friendly, and easy-to-navigate. It also has an updated events listing and details for the 2020 National Chopin Piano Competition. Check it out!
Pianofest in the Hamptons
Pianofest in the Hamptons had a once-in-a-lifetime evening when actor Alec Baldwin visited to host its July 15 concert! The night was filled with witty commentary and amazing performances from student pianists. The season isn’t over yet! Join on Monday, July 22, and other concerts through August 12.
Ching-Yun Hu, piano
Pianist Ching-Yun Hu is continuing her China concert tour, Silk Road Journey II, from July 20-24 at the Lanzhou International Music Festival. See her full schedule on her website.
Portland Piano International
A group of Portland Piano International patrons and employees are on a lovely trip in Italy for the renowned Trasimeno Music Festival, curated by founder and artistic director Angela Hewitt. The group recently had a private tour of the Fazioli Factory in the small city of Sacile, and then spent a few days in Venice. Read the full amazing details on the Portland Piano blog! More “postcards from Italy” are to come!
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
“Conductor Nicholas McGegan makes the musical points tell precisely and his energy affects the entire performance…” San Francisco Classical Voice reviewed Handel's Joseph And His Brethren recorded by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and conducted by Nic.