Claire Bryant

cellist, teacher, advocate

Oct
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Brandon University - Brandon, Manitoba - Canada

With the Cecilia String Quartet and James Campbell 

The programme features Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3, Mendelssohn’ String Quartet Op. 44 No.1 and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet Op. 115. After more than thirteen years of concertizing, the Cecilia String Quartet is embarking on a farewell tour to perform for their favourite audiences. Joining them for the Brahms Quintet will be illustrious Canadian clarinetist, James Campbell, whose accolades include a Juno Award and the Order of Canada.

more information here: https://www.brandonu.ca/music/event/cecilia-string-quartet/

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Sep
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

NOVUS NY

Epstein: Abraham Lincoln's Mystic Chords of Mercy

Stockhausen: Kontra Punkte

Holliger: Four Miniatures for Soprano, Oboe d'amore, Celesta and Harp

Webern: Konzert fur 9 Instruments, Op. 24

Babbit: Composition for Twelve Instruments

Webern: 5 Geistliche Lieder, Op. 15

Epstein: Troubled Queen

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Aug
11
to Aug 20

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

More information HERE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with cellist Claire Bryant

CONCERT 7:30PM
“Different Trains”

Music of Schnittke, Barrière, Shostakovich, and Reich

Location: St. Paul's Church (Google Maps)
166 High Street, Newburyport

Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998) - Moz-Art (on K. 416d) for 2 violins (1976) Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 - 1747) - Sonata for two cellos, Sonata No. 10 in G Major Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) - String Quartet No. 5 in Bb Major, Opus 92
Steve Reich (b.1936) - "Different Trains” for string quartet and pre-recorded tape

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with NCMF Artistic Director David Yang & Friends

Concert: “I Could See The Sky” 7:30 pm

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Franz Josef Haydn(1732 - 1809) - String Quartet, Opus 76, Number 1 in G Major
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - Ballade and March (*world premiere*) for solo organ Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) - String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Opus 92
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - "I Could See the Sky" for chorus, children’s choir, organ, and string quartet

Location: Central Congregation Church, Newburyport, MA
14 Titcomb Street, Newbuyport MA

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 4:00 pm
Concert: “I Could See The Sky”

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church (Google Maps)
101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth NH 03801

For tickets please call St. John's Episcopal Church 603-436-8283

 

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Jul
23
to Jul 29

Bennington Chamber Music Conference

Faculty at Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Bennington, Vermont

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60
Kristopher Tong, violin
Désirée Elsevier, viola
Claire Bryant, cello
Stephen Manes, piano

Marc Mellits: Green for string quintet
Susan Waterbury, violin
Sheila Reinhold, violin
Kate Vincent, viola
Nathaniel Parke, cello
Tobias Werner, cello

More information HERE

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Jul
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

7:30pm - Decoda Faculty Concert
Ladd Concert Hall

STRAVINSKY L'histoire du soldat - featuring WQXR's Bob Sherman as narrator
NORMAN Sabina
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite

2017 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Coordinator
Catherine Gregory, flute
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Angelia Cho, violin
Siwoo Kim, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Jack Stulz, viola
Claire Bryant, Cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

LIVESTREAM (archived as well) HERE

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Jul
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

Decoda Faculty concert with special guest artist, Andrew Norman
Ladd Concert Hall, Skidmore College

program to include works by Andrew Norman, Boccherini, Guillaume Connesson, and Schumann

2017 DSCMI Faculty
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Coordinator
Catherine Gregory, flute
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Angelia Cho, violin
Siwoo Kim, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Jack Stulz, viola
Claire Bryant, Cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

Livestream (archived as well) HERE

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Jan
16
to Jan 21

Decoda Cello Quartet Residency - Chattanooga, TN

The Decoda Cello Quartet is excited to be joining the season eight roster for String Theory at the Hunter in Chattanooga, TN!

Continuing our last season's look at works that explore themes of whimsy, storytelling, and images from the natural world, we're bringing this vivid program to schools and community venues all throughout the greater Chattanooga area. For our main stage concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art, we're thrilled to be collaborating with the phenomenal pianist and series Artistic Director, Gloria Chien, on Menotti's Suite for Two Cellos and Piano.

Finally, we'll be giving a workshop at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, exploring "How To Frame A Piece Of Music."

 

Events
January 17, 6:30pm: Main Stage Concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art
*with special guest Gloria Chien, piano

January 18-20: Interactive Performances at local schools and community venues

January 20: Evening Workshop with students at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga:
"How To Frame A Piece Of Music"

January 21, 1:00pm: Family Concert at the Hunter Museum of American Art

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Sep
24
10:30pm10:30pm

Duo w/ Andreas Borregaard - Förstaparkett (SE)

Duo recital with accordionist Andreas Borregaard in Stockholm, Sweden.

PROGRAM

BACH Sonata No. 1 in G Major for viola da gamba (cello & accordion) 

CAROLINE SHAW In Manus Tuas for solo cello (2009) 

solo accordion word TBD 

STEVE REICH Piano Phase (1967) for accordion & electronics

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA In Croce (1979) for cello & accordion 

More information

And Facebook event HERE

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Sep
13
to Sep 16

Decoda at Furman University (USA)

I'm returning to my homeland, Furman University in Greenville, SC, literally the place where I got my start on the cello back in 1983. I'm thrilled to bring eight of my distinguished Decoda colleagues down south with me for the week to work closely with their community of coeds on everything chamber music and community engagement. 

Guest Artist Concert: September 15th 8PM - Free admission

Decoda Personnel
*Siwoo Kim, violin-  *Margaret Dyer, viola-  Claire Bryant, cello
Brian Ellingsen, double bass-  Paul Won-Jin Cho, clarinet -  Brad Balliett, bassoon - Paul Murphy, trumpet- *Stephen Dunn, trombone-  *Jared Soldiviero, percussion
*guest artist

Program
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE - Recovering for seven musicians (2011)
CAROLINE SHAW - Limestone and Felt for viola & cello (2012)
ANDREW NORMAN - Sabina for string trio from The Companion Guide to Rome (2010)
BRAD BALLIETT - Night Minuet for bassoon and strings (2015)
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BACH (arr. BRANDON RIDENOUR) - Agnus Dei
STRAVINSKY - Suite from L’histoire du Soldat
I. Marche du Soldat (Soldier's March)
II. Petits Airs au bord du Ruisseau (Little Songs by the Brook)
III. Pastorale
IV. Marche Royale (Royal March)
V. Petit Concert (The Little Concert)
VI. Trois Danses (Three Dances): Tango, Valse, Ragtime
VII. Danse du Diable (Devil's Dance)
VIII. Grand Chorale
IX. Marche Triomphale du Diable (Triumphal March of the Devil)

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Sep
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Nightingale String Quartet at Langgaard Festival (DK)

I am thrilled to be spending the fall months in Denmark - my absolute favorite spot in the world - as a guest cellist with the wonderful Nightingale String Quartet.  This first performance in Ribe, Denmark will include two of the Langgaard string quartets (new to me) and the Ligeti 1st Quartet. 

More information can be found here: http://langgaardfestival.dk/

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