he editors at StringOvation have made a list of ten fall music events you won’t want to miss. Check out one of these great performances near you and get inspired! Many of the performers listed below have additional tour dates throughout the country, so if a great performance isn’t near you check their websites for a concert in your area.
1. Sept. 16: 2Cellos
Rock your world and rock out with the incredible sounds and energy of 2Cellos live at Radio City Music Hall!
WHEN: September 16
WHERE: Radio City Music Hall, New York City
2. Sept. 21 – 24: Hilary Hahn and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Last chance to see Hilary Hahn before she heads to Europe for the rest of the year. Hannu Lintu conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto.
WHEN: September 21 to 24
WHERE: Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
3. Sept. 24: Yo-Yo Ma and the National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Gala Concert
Gianandrea Noseda leads cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Tony-winning singer Cynthia Erivo in a tribute to the late Leonard Bernstein that includes the composer's Overture to Candide, "Three Meditations" from Mass, "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story, and a selection of vocal works.
WHEN: Sunday, September 24
WHERE: Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
4. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1: Joshua Bell and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra
LACO’s 2017-18 season-opening program launches the Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary season and helps kick off Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performing Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for violin and orchestra inspired by Plato’s text on love, led by guest conductor Jaime Martín in his LACO debut. Martín also conducts Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major, noted for its prominent horn section and remarkable symphonic quality, and Mozart’s Overture to the opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio Join them one hour before each concert in the theatre for interesting insights into the music and the artists.
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8pm – Alex Theatre
Sunday October 1, 2017, 7 pm – Royce Hall
WHERE: Los Angeles, CA
5. Oct. 7: The Piano Guys
See the internet sensation, The Piano Guys, live! Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson and pianist Jon Schmidt produce an amazing show along with their pals videographer Paul Anderson and Producer Al van der Beek. In August 2016 the group surpassed one billion views on their YouTube channel, which at that time had nearly 5 million subscribers. Their first five major-label albums each reached number one on the Billboard Classical Albums and New Age Albums charts. Not familiar with them? Check out one of their many videos here.
WHEN: October 7, 2017, 8 pm
WHERE: Star Theatre at the Spokane Arena, Washington
6. Oct 13: Amit Peled and the Washington Chamber Orchestra
The Washington Chamber Orchestra opens its season with Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, with whom the WCO released its debut CD of the Schumann Cello Concerto to critical acclaim. Peled will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major, one of the most popular cello concertos now, but was presumed lost until 1961. Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, the work based on two Jewish themes, will also be performed. Peled is a marvel to hear, and he plays Pablo Casals’ cello!
WHEN: Friday, October 13, 2017, 8 pm, Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, MD
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm, Providence Church, Fairfax, VA
WHERE: Maryland & Virginia
7. Oct. 14: Sarah Chang and Zuill Bailey with The National Philharmonic
The Philharmonic begins its 2017-2018 season with a star-studded opener! Piotr Gajewski, conducts with guests Sarah Chang on violin and Zuill Bailey on cello. The evening’s program includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. This is a must if you are in the area!
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8pm
WHERE: The Music Center At Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
8. Oct. 24: André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra
André Rieu – a musical phenomenon, and one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world – has a spectacular live shows attract more than 600,000 fans. André created a global revival in waltz music and tours with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world). His concerts are filled with surprises and laughter, with music that lifts your spirit and make you want to dance – it's the only concert in which you can actually waltz in the aisles! You have to see it to believe it!
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 8pm
WHERE: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
9. Oct. 25: Itzak Perlman and the Israeli Philharmonic
Don’t miss the master violinist’s appearance at Carnegie Hall. After this, he’s off to tour Asia.
WHEN: October 25, 2017
WHERE: Carnegie Hall, New York City
10. Nov. 20: Adam Ben Ezra
Don’t miss a chance to see double-bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra, in one of his only US appearances this year. Ezra is a man on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. For the past few years Adam has been pushing his craft in new, exciting directions and carving out a unique spot for himself in today’s international musical landscape, with both his virtuosity and musicianship earning him great recognition along the way.
WHEN: November 20, 8:30 PM
WHERE: Iridium, 1650 Broadway New York City
Above photograph of Amit Peled by Jonathan Hess, courtesy of www.amitpeled.com