Gabriel Martins, Cello

Cellist Gabriel Martins (b. 1998) has established himself as one of the world’s most compelling young musicians. His artistry has already been recognized through an extensive list of accolades including the Concert Artists Guild/Young Classical Artists Trust Grand Prize, the Sphinx Competition Gold Medal, the…

Alexi Kenney, Violin

Violinist Alexi Kenney is forging a career that defies categorization, following his interests, intuition and heart. He is equally at home creating experimental programs and commissioning new works, soloing with major orchestras around the world, and collaborating with some of the most celebrated musicians of...

Program Notes | Oceana

Sunday, April 21, 2024 / 4:00 pm PETER ILYCH TCHAIKOVSKY Born 1840, Votkinsk Died 1893, St. Petersburg Variations on a Rococo Theme, op.33 It is hard to believe that Tchaikovsky wrote this lovely, elegant, chaste music immediately after completing his overwrought Francesca da Rimini and...

Program Notes | Italian Nights

Sunday, March 17, 2024 / 4:00 pm GIOACHINO ROSSINI  Born 1792, Pesaro, Italy Died 1868, Paris Overture to L’italiana in Algeri L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) was one of Rossini’s first great successes. He composed it in just 27 days in the...

Program Notes | The Planets

Sunday, October 15, 2023 / 4:00 pm JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Born 1685, Eisenach, Germany Died 1750, Leipzig Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 This ever-popular concerto dates from about 1720, or the middle of Bach’s six years as music…