Classical Music Inside Out Series Subscription Packages on sale now!* Packages include a single ticket to Hot Spanish Nights: Guitars Celino & Lito Romero & Special Guest Eric Symons, Lynn Harrell, Catalyst Quartet, Mark & Maggie O'Connor, and Natasha Paremski. Subscription package pricing starts at $110 (a minimum discount of $69). *Single tickets to each performance on sale Sunday, May 19. 

 

Series Subscriber Package includes:

  • One ticket to each performance.
  • An invitation for one to an exclusive performance of Hot Spanish Nights: Strings with Zuill Bailey and friends Scott Rawls, Kurt Nikkanen and Alfredo Oyaguez. on Friday, August 23.
  • One voucher good for a COMPLIMENTARY pair of tickets to Catalyst Quartet to share with a friend.

 

Zuill Bailey is underwritten by Bill Passey and Maria Silva. Educational support for Classical Music Inside Out provided by the Gloria Miner Charitable Music Foundation.

 

Hot Spanish Nights: Guitars

Celino & Lito Romero with Special Guest Eric Symons

Sat, Aug 24

 

The Romero family guitar tradition spans over six decades of quartet and solo concerts in all corners of the world, and now the next generation of this amazing Spanish guitar dynasty is being featured on the international concert stage. Celino and Lito Romero have constantly toured with the Romero Family Quartet for over 25 years. The two are cousins and the sons of respectively Celin and Angel Romero.

 

Eric Symons is a recitalist/composer that has performed frequently with Angel and Lito Romero in Toronto, Seoul, Bogota, and nationally. Eric is a master of the Spanish tradition and is an artist that sees Flamenco and Classical styles as one. His dynamic concerts include rich spoken programs notes that bring out the romance of the music. As a soloist Eric has toured in Spain and appears on series concerts regularly.

 

The three artists have been friends since they were very young, and they bring a fresh approach to the concert stage, combining the legacy of Spain, and the sound of today, with verve!

Lynn Harrell, Cello

Tue, Nov 19

 

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

 

An accomplished recording artist, Lynn Harrell’s discography of more than 30 recordings include the complete Bach Cello Suites (London/Decca), and two  Grammy wins with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy – in 1981 for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and in 1987 for the complete Beethoven Piano Trios (both Angel/EMI).

Catalyst Quartet

Thu, Jan 23

 

Hailed by the New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished…playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet is comprised of top Laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. Known for “rhythmic energy, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the ensemble has toured throughout the United States and abroad, including sold-out performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, at Chicago’s Harris Theater, Miami’s New World Center and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie hall. The quartet has also appeared as concerto soloists with the Bogata Filharmonica, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Thu, Mar 26

 

Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.

 

Violinist and American fiddler Maggie O'Connor performs as a member of the Grammy Award winning Mark O'Connor Band, as well as in a duo with her husband, violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. With a unique background in both traditional classical violin training and American musical styles, Maggie continues her mission to show that violinists can and should participate in everything the instrument has to offer. Through the Mark O’Connor Band, Maggie has performed at the 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony in 2017 where the group also won for “Best Bluegrass Album of the Year”.

Natasha Paremski, Piano

Thu, Apr 9

 

With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and powerful, flawless technique.

 

A passionate chamber musician, Natasha is a regular recital partner of Grammy winning cellist Zuill Bailey, with whom she has recorded a number of CDs. Their Britten album on Telarc debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, remaining there for a number of weeks, in addition to being featured on The New York Times Playlist. She has been a guest of many chamber music festivals such as Jeffrey Kahane's Green Music Center ChamberFest, the Lockenhaus, Toronto, Sitka Summer Music, and Cape Cod Chamber Music festivals to name a few.

 

Natasha was awarded several prestigious prizes at a very young age, including the Gilmore Young Artists prize in 2006 at the age of eighteen, the Prix Montblanc in 2007, the Orpheum Stiftung Prize in Switzerland. In September 2010, she was awarded the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year. Her first recital album was released in 2011 to great acclaim, topping the Billboard Classical Charts, and was re-released on the Steinway & Sons label in September 2016 featuring Islamey, recorded on Steinway's revolutionary new Spirio technology. In 2012 she recorded Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabien Gabel on the orchestra’s label distributed by Naxos.