Jan
1
to Dec 31

The Boston Beethoven Cycle: Season 3

My decade-long colleague and dearest friend Ari Isaacman-Beck and I are excited, overwhelmed, and proud to continue our three-season chronological voyage through Beethoven's string quartets. In this, our third season, we're joined by two incredibly wonderful colleagues - violinist Carter Coleman and violist Rosemary Nelis, both of whom are fellow Kneisel Hall alums whom you heard in the middle Beethovens last season - for the complete Late Beethoven Quartets, with marvelous contemporary music in counterpoint. Particularly exciting will be two chances to hear the great Op. 130: once alongside the equally-great Op. 127, with Beethoven's second finale, the great and wild Rondo; and once alongside the also-equally-great Op. 131, with Beethoven's original mad and ecstatic Fugue to close (it'll lead in to the mad and harrowing slow fugue that starts 131 - a staggering pair). We are so grateful for our ongoing home at the miracle that is the Pucker Gallery, and can't wait to share these programs with you: dates TBA, but they’ll take place over the calendar year of 2019.

Gwen Krosnick & Ari Isaacman-Beck present:
The Boston Beethoven Cycle at Pucker Gallery

Season 3: The Late Quartets
Ari Isaacman-Beck & Carter Coleman, violins
Rosemary Nelis, viola
Gwen Krosnick, cello


Concert 1: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127 - String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 (with Beethoven's Rondo finale)

Concert 2: String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 with the Große Fuge, Op. 133 - String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Concert 3 (series finale): String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132 - String Quartet in F major, Op. 135

Additional program details TBA (there will be great contemporary music to go along with these unspeakably great Beethovens).

Tickets will be available via EventBrite as concert dates become public. Please check back!

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Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Recital with Qing Jiang

I am beyond delighted, and so honored, to appear this season in a series of recitals with my dear friend and inspiring colleague, Qing Jiang. This evening's recital takes place at The Quadrangle, whose Saturday night concert series is presented by my dear longtime friend, the great composer Richard Wernick(!).


Gwen Krosnick, cello - Qing Jiang, piano

Program to include:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, no. 1
Leos Janacek: Pohadka for cello and piano
Poulenc: Sonata for cello and piano, FP 143


Free admission; open to the public.
The Quadrangle
3300 Darby Road - Haverford, PA, 19041

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Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Recital with Qing Jiang

I am beyond delighted, and so honored, to appear this season in a series of recitals with my dear friend and inspiring colleague, Qing Jiang. This afternoon's recital is presented by the National Music Festival, as part of their Resonance chamber music series that takes place during the year.


Gwen Krosnick, cello - Qing Jiang, piano

Program to include:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5, no. 1
Leos Janacek: Pohadka for cello and piano
Poulenc: Sonata for cello and piano, FP 143


For tickets and more information, including venue information as it becomes available, please visit the Resonance page on NMF's website.

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Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Concert with Frisson Ensemble - Richland, WA

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Very much looking forward to appearing this season in several performances with the NYC-based mixed chamber ensemble Frisson across the US and Bermuda.

Frisson Ensemble
With Jeremías Sergiani-Velazquez, violin; Caeli Smith, viola; Sam Suggs, bass; Ji Weon Ryu, flute; Tom Gallant, oboe; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Remy Taghavi, bassoon; and Trevor Nuckols, horn

Program to include:
Henryson’s Off Pist for cello and clarinet
August Walter: Octet
Martinu: Nonet No. 2

Presented as part of Camerata Musica; tickets free or by donation.
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA

For more information, please visit Frisson’s website.

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Concert with Frisson Ensemble - Muscatine, IA

Very much looking forward to appearing this season in several performances with the NYC-based mixed chamber ensemble Frisson across the US and Bermuda.

Frisson Ensemble
With Jeremías Sergiani-Velazquez, violin; Caeli Smith, viola; Sam Suggs, bass; Ji Weon Ryu, flute; Tom Gallant, oboe; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Remy Taghavi, bassoon; and Trevor Nuckols, horn

Program to include:
Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe and Strings
Henryson’s Off Pist for cello and clarinet
August Walter: Octet
Martinu: Nonet No. 2

Free and open to the public as part of the Jackson Concert Series.
Wesley United Methodist Church
100 West 2nd Street
Muscatine, IA

For more information, please visit Frisson’s website.

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Concert with Frisson Ensemble - Durant, OK

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Very much looking forward to appearing this season in several performances with the NYC-based mixed chamber ensemble Frisson across the US and Bermuda.

Frisson Ensemble
With Jeremías Sergiani-Velazquez, violin; Caeli Smith, viola; Sam Suggs, bass; Ji Weon Ryu, flute; Tom Gallant, oboe; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Remy Taghavi, bassoon; and Trevor Nuckols, horn

Program to include:
Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe and Strings
Henryson’s Off Pist for cello and clarinet
August Walter: Octet
Martinu: Nonet No. 2

Free and open to the public as part of the Musical Arts Series of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Hallie-McKinney Ballroom A
Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Durant, OK

For more information, please visit Frisson’s website.

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Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Concert on Central Chamber Series

Delighted to perform on the October program - entitled Sonic Memoirs - Central Chamber Series, a beautiful new concert series in New York run by my very inspiring longtime colleague and friend, Jia Kim.

The program features works by Beethoven and Dvorak; I am very happy to appear with amazing colleagues - violinists Daniel Phillips and Doori Na, and violist Carol Rodland - in a performance of Dvorak's great American Quartet.
 

Program:

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, no. 1, Ghost
Danny Philips, violin
Jia Kim, cello
Navah Perlman, piano

Ravel: Tzigane for violin and piano
Doori Na, violin
Navah Perlman, piano

Work for two cellos, TBA
Jia Kim and Gwen Krosnick, cellos

Dvorak: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, American
Daniel Phillips and Doori Na, violins
Carol Rodland, viola
Gwen Krosnick, cello

Free admission - $20 suggested donation. Open to the public.
Central Presbyterian Church
593 Park Avenue (at 64th Street) - New York, NY 10065
 

For more information, and to RSVP, please visit the Central Chamber Series website.

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Masterclasses at Palazzo Ricci
Aug
12
to Aug 19

Masterclasses at Palazzo Ricci

Honored to appear as a young artist - all too rare for the last many years - in public lessons with the great Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson, for a week of masterclasses at Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, Italy.

The courses will feature gifted young cellists from around the world; they are open to the public and will conclude in concerts at the close of the week.

For more information, please visit Palazzo Ricci's website.

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Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

Benefit Recital in Northeast Harbor

Very happy to present a gala recital in breathtaking Northeast Harbor, Maine, to benefit the Ellsworth Community Music Institute, an important organization that builds community Downeast through music, providing instruction and performance opportunities for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds.

Sharing a program of miniatures with my dear friend and longtime sonata partner (from Oberlin College & Greenwood days!), the wonderful pianist Daniel Walden.


Gwen Krosnick, cello - Daniel Walden, piano

Program:
Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Anton Webern: Drei Kleine Stücke for cello and piano (1914)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Adelaïde for voice and piano (arr. Gwen Krosnick)
Ralph Shapey: Prelude and Scherzando for cello and piano (2001)
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise Brillante for cello and piano


This recital is presented at a private home in Northeast Harbor; for more information or to make a donation to ECMI, please contact the Ellsworth Community Music Institute.

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Rococo Variations with the NMF Orchestra
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Rococo Variations with the NMF Orchestra

All-Tchaikovsky program by the Festival Orchestra of National Music Festival; honored and delighted to appear as soloist in the Rococo Variations, Tchaikovsky's wondrous ballet for cello and orchestra.

Gwen Krosnick, cellist
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Robert Stiles, guest conductor

Program:
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, Op. 33 (Robert Stiles, guest conductor; featuring Gwen Krosnick, cellist)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

$20 admission; open to the public.
Chestertown Baptist Church
401 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule.

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Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

NMF Chamber Music Concert

Chamber music concert of the Festival Chamber Players, featuring artist-faculty and young artists of National Music Festival; very happy to appear with my three marvelous faculty colleagues - violinists Francesca Anderegg and Elizabeth Adams, and violist DJ Cheek - in a performance of Mozart's great G major String Quartet, K. 387

Complete Program:

Menke, Eine Kleine Tischmusik
Roussel, Sérénade for Flute, String Trio, and Harp, Opus 30
Mozart, Quintet for Horn and Strings
Mozart, String Quartet in G major, K. 387

$15 admission; open to the public.
Sacred Heart Church
508 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule.

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Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Masterclass at National Music Festival

  • Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (map)
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Public chamber music masterclass at National Music Festival, featuring young artist performances of selections from Haydn's String Quartet in D major, Op, 71, no. 2 and Schubert's String Quartet in D minor, the Death and the Maiden.

Class presented in collaboration with my dear colleague and longtime friend DJ Cheek, violist.

$15 admission; open to the public.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
237 N College Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620

 

 

For more details, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule page: http://nationalmusic.us/events-and-tickets/concert-schedules/

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Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

National Music Festival Orchestra Concert

Concert by the Festival Orchestra of National Music Festival; delighted to play principal to a section of wonderful young cellists.

Francesca Anderegg, violinist
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Pamornpan Komolpamorn, guest conductor

Program:
Sachs, Juggernaut (arr. Rosenberg; Pamornpan Komolpamorn, conductor )
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (featuring Francesca Anderegg, violinist)
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123

$20 admission; open to the public.
Chestertown Baptist Church
401 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule.

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Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

NMF Chamber Music Concert

Chamber music concert of the Festival Chamber Players, featuring artist-faculty and young artists of National Music Festival; very happy to appear with my dear colleague DJ Cheek, violist, for a performance of Beethoven's marvelous single-movement viola-cello work: Duo for Viola and Cello with Eyeglasses Obligato, WoO 32.

Complete Program, featuring NMF Faculty:

Snowden, A Man with a Gun Lives Here
Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 1 for Flute & Electronic Sounds
Beethoven, Eyeglass Duo in E-flat, WoO 32
Saint-Saens: Fantasy for Violin & Harp, opus 124
Mendelssohn, String Symphony No. 11 in F

 

$15 admission; open to the public.
Sacred Heart Church
508 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule.

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Jun
5
12:30 PM12:30

Lunchtime Chamber Music Concert

Free lunchtime chamber music concert, previewing the evening's performance by the Festival Chamber Players (featuring artist-faculty and young artists of National Music Festival). Very happy to appear with my dear colleague DJ Cheek, violist, for a performance of Beethoven's marvelous single-movement viola-cello work: Duo for Viola and Cello with Eyeglasses Obligato, WoO 32. This short concert features a Q&A with NMF's artist-faculty at the close of the program.

Complete Program, featuring NMF Faculty:

Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 1 for Flute & Electronic Sounds
Beethoven, Eyeglass Duo in E-flat, WoO 32

 

Free admission; open to the public.
Sumner Hall
206 South Queen Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

For more information, please visit National Music Festival's concert schedule.

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National Music Festival
Jun
3
to Jun 16

National Music Festival

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I'm honored to join the faculty of the National Music Festival, where I'll spend two weeks on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this June as their Violoncello Mentor.

I'll teach the cello, coach chamber music, and play alongside excellent young artists (ages 18-30) in orchestral repertoire and chamber music concerts.

For more information, and details on applying to the festival, please see their website.

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The Boston Beethoven Cycle: 74/95
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Boston Beethoven Cycle: 74/95

Gwen Krosnick & Ari Isaacman-Beck present:
The Boston Beethoven Cycle at Pucker Gallery

 

Season 2: The Middle Quartets
Concert 2: Opp. 74 and 95

Ari Isaacman-Beck & Carter Coleman, violins
Rosemary Nelis, viola

Gwen Krosnick, cello

Program:
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 74, "The Harp" (1809)

Ari Isaacman-Beck & Carter Coleman, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Gwen Krosnick, cello

Richard Wernick: Cadenzas and Variations II (1970) for Violin Alone
Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin

Kenji Bunch: Until Next Time (2010) for solo viola
Rosemary Nelis, viola
 

-Intermission-
 

Richard Wernick: Suite for Unaccompanied Cello (2003 - written for Gwen Krosnick)
Gwen Krosnick, cello

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Étude No. 3 (1987) for solo violin
Carter Coleman, violin

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, "Serioso" (1810)
Carter Coleman & Ari Isaacman-Beck, violins; Rosemary Nelis, viola; Gwen Krosnick, cello

 

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May
2
12:15 PM12:15

Recital at Harvard University

Delighted to present a lunchtime recital of miniatures with my dear friend and longtime sonata partner (from Oberlin College & Greenwood days!), the pianist Daniel Walden.


Gwen Krosnick, cello - Daniel Walden, piano

Program:
Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Anton Webern: Drei Kleine Stücke for cello and piano (1914)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Adelaïde for voice and piano (arr. Gwen Krosnick)
Ralph Shapey: Prelude and Scherzando for cello and piano (2001)
Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise Brillante for cello and piano

More information available on Harvard University's Department of Music site.

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Trio Concert with Ari Isaacman-Beck and Qing Jiang
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Trio Concert with Ari Isaacman-Beck and Qing Jiang

Delighted and honored to share a concert of piano trios with my dear colleagues Ari Isaacman-Beck, violinist, and Qing Jiang, pianist.

Program:

Mozart: Piano Trio in C major, K. 548
Daniel Temkin's Five Bagatelles
Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101

Presented as part of the Chamber Music in Our Homes series.

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Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

Concert at Duke University

Program:

Gwen Krosnick, cello:

from J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Prelude
Allemande
Sarabande

from Roger Sessions: Six Pieces for Violoncello (1967)
Dialogue
Scherzo
Epilogue

from Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119
Andante grave
with Derison Duarte, piano

-brief pause-

Ciompi Quartet, with Guest Cellist Gwen Krosnick
Eric Pritchard and Hsiao-Mei Ku, violins
Jonathan Bagg, viola
Gwen Krosnick, cello

from Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127
Maestoso - Allegro assai

from Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 6
Mesto - Marcia

from Scott Lindroth: String Quartet (1997)
I.

from Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D major, K. 575
Allegretto

 

Free admission; open to the public. 

For more information, please visit https://music.duke.edu/events/ciompi-quartet-cellist-gwen-krosnick

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Residency at MYCO
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Residency at MYCO

I am delighted to join my colleagues and dear friends Nicholas DiEugenio and Mimi Solomon for a day of teaching, masterclasses, and performing trios together for the chamber music program they co-direct at UNC-Chapel Hill.

More information (including program and scheduled for the day) TBA.

Please visit MYCO's website for more details.

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The Boston Beethoven Cycle: The Op. 59s
Oct
30
5:00 PM17:00

The Boston Beethoven Cycle: The Op. 59s

127 Anchovies presents: 
The Boston Beethoven Cycle at Pucker Gallery

 

Season 2: The Middle Quartets
Concert 1: The Op. 59s


Ari Isaacman-Beck & Suliman Tekalli
Rosemary Nelis, viola
Gwen Krosnick, cello

Program:
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, no. 1
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, no. 2
-intermission-
Elliott Carter: Riconoscenza per Gofreddo Petrassi for solo violin (AIB)
Thuridur Jónsdóttir: INNI - musica da camara for baroque violin and electronic soundscape (ST)
Lei Liang: Feng for solo cello (GK)
Elliott Carter: Figment IV for viola alone (RN)
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, no. 3

NB: This is a big program (all the 59s!!), and we have adjusted the start time accordingly. Doors will open at 4:30pm, and the concert will begin promptly at 5pm. Late seating will be possible via the rear staircase, so don't hesitate to come if you're not able to get there right at 5 (but we're starting with 59-1, so I can't say you won't miss anything... :)).

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Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Kneisel Hall: Continuum

Kneisel Hall presents a concert of KH faculty and alumni as part of its new Continuum series. 

Program:
Brahms: Sextet in G major, Op. 36
Wernick: Sonata for Two (written for Joel and Gwen Krosnick)
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht

Artists:
Laurie Smukler and Nicholas DiEugenio, violins
Doris Lederer and Jesse Morrison, violas
Joel Krosnick and Gwen Krosnick, cello

Tickets & additional information soon:
http://www.kneisel.org

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Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

Lecture at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music

Lecture at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, on the topic of practicing solo Bach. Krosnick will outline a bass line-driven method for working on unaccompanied Bach, which can be practiced on any string instrument to aid both in our harmonic listening (for structure, phrase length, and inflection) as well as our physical directness and security at the instrument. The talk will include demonstrations from Krosnick at the cello (illustrating the marrying of bass line-driven listening to specific physical associations at the instrument), as well as a Q&A.

The lecture is entitled "Bass Lines in Bach: Using the Composer's Harmonic Language to Inform our Physical Approach."

Free admission; this lecture is presented as part of SUNY Potsdam's Music Education program.
Crane School of Music - B115.

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Mar
19
5:15 PM17:15

Recital at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music

Program:

A hyper-suite, to quote my teacher, Darrett Adkins, composed of selections from Bach's G major Suite and the marvelous Six Pieces of Roger Sessions.

from J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for unaccompanied cello
    Prelude
    Allemande
    Courante
from Roger Sessions: Six Pieces for Violoncello
    Prologue
    Dialogue
    Scherzo
    Epilogue
from J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major for unaccompanied cello
    Sarabande
    Minuets I & II
    Gigue

Free admission; open to the public.
Crane School of Music - Wakefield Hall.

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