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Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Oerknal Album Release Concert

The official release of Narrow Numerous will take place on 29 November at 20.30 at Korzo Theater in Den Haag! Oerknal will perform excerpts from the album, talk with Frerik de Jong and composer Jesse Broekman, and provide ample time to celebrate with the members of Oerknal. 

More details can be found here: http://www.korzo.nl/nl/producties/oerknal-album-release-concert

 

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Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bach & Beer in Toledo, OH

Program: Bach & Beer
Musicians: Steuart Pincombe, baroque cello
Where: Black Cloister Brewing Company
(619 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604)
Time & Date: Monday, September 24, 7:00pm (EST)

Tickets: at the door, name-your-own-ticket price (suggested $15-30). Plus the cost of beer.

Black Cloister Brewing Company in Toledo opens its doors for a special evening of old harmonies paired with new brews. Just as many brewers follow a recipe that was used hundreds of years ago, Steuart's approach to playing Bach also looks back on old “recipes” and methods of playing. The program of Bach’s Cello Suites will be interlaced with short explanations of Steuart’s historical, interpretive approach along with comments from the brewery on the historical brewing method of each beer. Each of the three suites will be paired with one of Black Cloister's own brews. The Bach & Beer program was named one of the “Top Ten classical music events of the Year” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sweet Sorrow - a Music in Familiar Spaces Concert in Madison, WI

Steuart presents "Sweet Sorrow", a Music in Familiar Spaces concert at the Cholocaterian in Middleton, WI. Join us on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30pm for this special evening. 

Joined by guest violinist Kangwon Kim. 

Program:

Selections in D minor (From 27 Pieces for Viola da gamba)
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)

Violin Sonata No. 10 in G minor, “Crucifixion” (From the Rosary sonatas) 
H.I.F von Biber (1644-1702) 

Suite V in C minor BWV 1011
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 

Psalm 56 for Voice and Viola da gamba
Steuart Pincombe (1987-)

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Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Creative Arts & Music in the Shadow of War—Commemorating the Centenary of WWI

This two-day festival runs during the weekend of September 8 and 9 and features Oberlin College and Conservatory faculty and guests. Join us for concerts of music composed between 1914-18, lectures, discussions, gallery talks, and an Allen Memorial Art Museum program From the Trenches: Artists Respond to WWI featuring Ernst Kirchner's 1915 Self-Portrait as a Soldier.

8:00 PM Concert:

Gaubert: Trois Aquarelles for flute, cello, and piano (1915)

Alexa Still, flute, Steuart Pincombe, cello, and Allie Su, piano

Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, “Concord Sonata” (1915)

Robert Shannon, piano

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Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Play along with Asko|Schönberg

Steuart is pleased to join Netherlands-based ensemble  Asko|Schönberg for the following presentation: 

Composer Oscar Bianchi turns the audience into sound sources in his piece Orango. Join!

If you follow the workshops, you will be on stage during the concert with the musicians of Asko|Schönberg. But you can also just come and listen.

Practical information: the workshops are on Saturday 25 (15.45) and on Sunday 26 August (16.00) in Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. No special knowledge required, please sign up via info@askoschoenberg.nl stating 'Play along', please mention in the mail your name and the number of people. NB the official language is English.

The concert will then take place at 17.30 in the Great Hall of the Muziekgebouw. Of course free!

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Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jong geleerd, Van Swieten Society, Utrecht, NL

Steuart is pleased to join the Van Swieten Society for a special series of concerts entitled Jong geleerd.

For more information, see: http://www.vanswietensociety.nl/mozarts-gouden-jaren/

Rond 1800 richtte het muziekleven zich niet langer op de adel maar op de (welgestelde) burger. Muziek die gevoelens moest uitbeelden werd muziek die gevoelens moest vertolken. Iedereen met een goede opvoeding speelde een instrument en de piano, de viool, de cello werden met fanatisme omarmd door alle lagen van de bevolking. Er was goudgeld te verdienen met muziek voor beginners en liefhebbers. Vrijwel alle componisten leefden van hun lessen en pedagogische werken. Het was geen schande om eenvoudige werken te componeren: net als in het korte verhaal, de schets of het kleine porseleinen beeldje van Hummel, stond het miniatuur in hoog aanzien. Het vereist, toen en nu, een meester om in het kleine groot te zijn.

Heleen Hulst viool, Bernadette Verhagen altviool, Steuart Pincombe cello en Bart van Oort piano

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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Eindhoven, NL
Dec
15
8:15 PM20:15

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Eindhoven, NL

  • Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven (map)
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Steuart is pleased to join leading new music ensemble Asko | Schönberg for the following program:

for more information see: https://www.askoschoenberg.nl/en/concerts-2/20172018/im-wunderschoenen-monat-mai-2/?season=375&month=&city=

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is Reinbert de Leeuw's highly praised and lauded impression, for musical theatre, on the songs of Schumann and Schubert, with actress Katja Herbers in the leading role and De Leeuw himself playing piano.

He has arranged some well-known romantic lieder into an idiosyncratic and vulnerable but wondrously beautiful cycle for voice, piano and ensemble. It represents a journey through life and the tragic love that surpasses all human emotions.
The role of the singer/actress here is expressive and moving, with just as much acting as singing. Reinbert de Leeuw opted to use an untrained voice for this work, specifically to emphasise the aspects of vulnerability and theatricality. This role fits the young internationally renowned actress Katja Herbers like a glove.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai received an Edison Award in 2008.

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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Utrecht, NL
Dec
14
8:15 PM20:15

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Utrecht, NL

Steuart is pleased to join leading new music ensemble Asko | Schönberg for the following program:

for more information see: https://www.askoschoenberg.nl/en/concerts-2/20172018/im-wunderschoenen-monat-mai-2/?season=375&month=&city=

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is Reinbert de Leeuw's highly praised and lauded impression, for musical theatre, on the songs of Schumann and Schubert, with actress Katja Herbers in the leading role and De Leeuw himself playing piano.

He has arranged some well-known romantic lieder into an idiosyncratic and vulnerable but wondrously beautiful cycle for voice, piano and ensemble. It represents a journey through life and the tragic love that surpasses all human emotions.
The role of the singer/actress here is expressive and moving, with just as much acting as singing. Reinbert de Leeuw opted to use an untrained voice for this work, specifically to emphasise the aspects of vulnerability and theatricality. This role fits the young internationally renowned actress Katja Herbers like a glove.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai received an Edison Award in 2008.

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Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Rotterdam, NL
Dec
11
8:15 PM20:15

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Rotterdam, NL

Steuart is pleased to join leading new music ensemble Asko | Schönberg for the following program:

for more information see: https://www.askoschoenberg.nl/en/concerts-2/20172018/im-wunderschoenen-monat-mai-2/?season=375&month=&city=

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is Reinbert de Leeuw's highly praised and lauded impression, for musical theatre, on the songs of Schumann and Schubert, with actress Katja Herbers in the leading role and De Leeuw himself playing piano.

He has arranged some well-known romantic lieder into an idiosyncratic and vulnerable but wondrously beautiful cycle for voice, piano and ensemble. It represents a journey through life and the tragic love that surpasses all human emotions.
The role of the singer/actress here is expressive and moving, with just as much acting as singing. Reinbert de Leeuw opted to use an untrained voice for this work, specifically to emphasise the aspects of vulnerability and theatricality. This role fits the young internationally renowned actress Katja Herbers like a glove.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai received an Edison Award in 2008.

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Dec
10
3:30 PM15:30

Jong geleerd, Van Swieten Society, Amsterdam, NL

Steuart is pleased to join the Van Swieten Society for a special series of concerts entitled Jong geleerd.

For more information, see: http://www.vanswietensociety.nl/mozarts-gouden-jaren/

Rond 1800 richtte het muziekleven zich niet langer op de adel maar op de (welgestelde) burger. Muziek die gevoelens moest uitbeelden werd muziek die gevoelens moest vertolken. Iedereen met een goede opvoeding speelde een instrument en de piano, de viool, de cello werden met fanatisme omarmd door alle lagen van de bevolking. Er was goudgeld te verdienen met muziek voor beginners en liefhebbers. Vrijwel alle componisten leefden van hun lessen en pedagogische werken. Het was geen schande om eenvoudige werken te componeren: net als in het korte verhaal, de schets of het kleine porseleinen beeldje van Hummel, stond het miniatuur in hoog aanzien. Het vereist, toen en nu, een meester om in het kleine groot te zijn.

Heleen Hulst viool, Bernadette Verhagen altviool, Steuart Pincombe cello en Bart van Oort piano

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Dec
7
7:15 PM19:15

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, Asko | Schönberg, Amsterdam, NL

Steuart is pleased to join leading new music ensemble Asko | Schönberg for the following program:

for more information see: https://www.askoschoenberg.nl/en/concerts-2/20172018/im-wunderschoenen-monat-mai-2/?season=375&month=&city=

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is Reinbert de Leeuw's highly praised and lauded impression, for musical theatre, on the songs of Schumann and Schubert, with actress Katja Herbers in the leading role and De Leeuw himself playing piano.

He has arranged some well-known romantic lieder into an idiosyncratic and vulnerable but wondrously beautiful cycle for voice, piano and ensemble. It represents a journey through life and the tragic love that surpasses all human emotions.
The role of the singer/actress here is expressive and moving, with just as much acting as singing. Reinbert de Leeuw opted to use an untrained voice for this work, specifically to emphasise the aspects of vulnerability and theatricality. This role fits the young internationally renowned actress Katja Herbers like a glove.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai received an Edison Award in 2008.

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Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Mozarts Gouden Jaren, Van Swieten Society, Utrecht, NL

Steuart is pleased to join the Van Swieten Society for a special series of concerts entitled "Mozart's Golden Years", or Mozarts Gouden Jaren. 

For more information, see: http://www.vanswietensociety.nl/mozarts-gouden-jaren/

Mozarts ‘Gouden Jaren’ waren de jaren van zijn Weense meesterwerken, waaronder de pianokwartetten. De vraag is, of een componist, die als wonderkind begon en maar 35 jaar oud werd, niet louter gouden jaren heeft gekend? “Ach, hadden wij hier ook maar klarinetten”, verzuchtte hij in 1778 aan zijn vader na een bezoek aan Mannheim. Mozart werd op zijn wenken bediend toen sterklarinettist Anton Stadler een jaar later in dienst van het Weense Hof kwam. Stadler speelde onder andere op een ‘bassetklarinet’, een nieuw instrument met een prachtig lager bereik waarvoor Mozart het Klarinetkwintet schreef. Het maakte geen school en er zijn geen exemplaren van overgeleverd. Slechts één afbeelding is ervan gevonden in Riga in 1992. Klarinettist Frank van den Brink zal tijdens dit concert een reconstructie laten horen van dit bijzondere instrument.

Frank van den Brink klarinet, Heleen Hulst viool, Sara DeCorso viool, Bernadette Verhagen altviool, Steuart Pincombe cello en Bart van Oort piano.

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Oct
8
3:30 PM15:30

Mozarts Gouden Jaren, Van Swieten Society, Amsterdam, NL

Steuart is pleased to join the Van Swieten Society for a special series of concerts entitled "Mozart's Golden Years", or Mozarts Gouden Jaren. 

For more information, see: http://www.vanswietensociety.nl/mozarts-gouden-jaren/

Mozarts ‘Gouden Jaren’ waren de jaren van zijn Weense meesterwerken, waaronder de pianokwartetten. De vraag is, of een componist, die als wonderkind begon en maar 35 jaar oud werd, niet louter gouden jaren heeft gekend? “Ach, hadden wij hier ook maar klarinetten”, verzuchtte hij in 1778 aan zijn vader na een bezoek aan Mannheim. Mozart werd op zijn wenken bediend toen sterklarinettist Anton Stadler een jaar later in dienst van het Weense Hof kwam. Stadler speelde onder andere op een ‘bassetklarinet’, een nieuw instrument met een prachtig lager bereik waarvoor Mozart het Klarinetkwintet schreef. Het maakte geen school en er zijn geen exemplaren van overgeleverd. Slechts één afbeelding is ervan gevonden in Riga in 1992. Klarinettist Frank van den Brink zal tijdens dit concert een reconstructie laten horen van dit bijzondere instrument.

Frank van den Brink klarinet, Heleen Hulst viool, Sara DeCorso viool, Bernadette Verhagen altviool, Steuart Pincombe cello en Bart van Oort piano.

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Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Koffie met Beethoven, Filtro Koffie, The Hague, The Netherlands

On Saturday afternoon, October 6th at 15:00 the music of Beethoven will fill the cafe Filtro Koffie in The Hague. The concert – Koffie met Beethoven – is part of Music in Familiar Spaces, a project bringing the classical music experience at its highest level into homes, cafes, breweries, bookstores, or any place where people feel comfortable. For the program’s premiere in the Netherlands, founder and cellist Steuart Pincombe is joined by two members of the Music in Familiar Spaces Artist Collective, internationally-recognized players Joe Puglia (violin) and Hannah Shaw (viola).

One of the aims of the Music in Familiar Spaces project is to make classical music accessible to a wide and varied audience. This is accomplished not only by performing in familiar, comfortable and untraditional spaces, but by designing programs that allow the audience to experience the music in a new and engaging way. Koffie met Beethoven invites the audience to sit down to a cup of coffee with Beethoven, enjoying the drink as Beethoven would have fixed it himself (with exactly 60 beans), and getting to know the composer through some of his chamber music and letters. Audience members will be asked to name-their-own-ticket-price for the concert, paying what they can afford and what they deem the concert is worth (coffee is sold separately).  Suggested ticket prices are 20-30 euros for adults, 10 euros for students. Seating and space is limited, so please arrive early.


About the musicians

Violinist Joseph Puglia made his solo debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw as part of the 2009 Holland Festival. Reviews from the concert were overwhelmingly positive, with the headlines reading “Exceptional Debut Violinist Puglia” (NRC Handelsblad) and “Puglia Brings Hall to a Boil” (De Volkskrant). He has performed in major concert halls throughout the world, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (New York), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Cite de la Musique, Salle Pleyel (Paris), and in Australia at the Melbourne International Arts Festival. After hearing a recital, cellist Anner Bylsma was moved to write of his playing “Joey Puglia is the best.” Highlights of his 2015 season include performances of concerti by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pärt, Saariaho, Berio, Denisov, Hillborg, and van Vlijmen, numerous broadcasts on Dutch Radio 4, a CD recording of music by Luciano Berio for the Attacca label, and chamber music performances in The Netherlands, USA, France, UK, Italy, and Norway.

 

Violist Hannah Shaw (b. 1984, South Carolina, USA) enjoys a career spanning a wide variety of musical styles. As a chamber musician, Hannah has performed throughout Europe and the US with such musicians as Liza Fershtman, Dimitri Ferschtman, Atar Arad, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Gordan Nikolic, and Michel Strauss, among others; and she appears regularly at such festivals as Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Festival de Musique de Chambre à Giverny, Grachten Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Casalmaggiore International Festival. Through her interest in contemporary music, Hannah performs regularly with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble; has collaborated with such notable composers and conductors as Reinbert de Leeuw, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Louis Andriessen, Sofia Gubaidulina, and James MacMillan; has had works written for her by Pulitzer prize winner Caroline Shaw, Victoria Cheah, and Timo Andres; and has appeared in the Acht Brücken Festival, Saariaho Festival Den Haag, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Holland Festival, Juilliard's Focus! Festival, and MoMA's Summergarden series. Hannah has also served as guest leader with a number of orchestras, including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Residentie Orkest, and Gelders Orkest; and can regularly be heard playing with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Nederlands Kamerorkest, and the Noord Nederlands Orkest. Hannah holds a B.M from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and an M.M. from The Juilliard School.

 

Steuart Pincombe's career as a cellist has brought him to leading halls and festivals across North America and Europe and he has been named by the Strad Magazine as a “superb solo cellist” and a “gorgeous player [with] perfect intonation, imaginative phrasing” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Highlights of Steuart's recent concert seasons include being a featured soloist with Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop (DE), festival appearances with Ensemble Ausonia (BE), performing with Holland Baroque Society (NL) for King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands, appearing as soloist at the Amsterdam Cello Bienalle (NL), and co-founding Oerknal! (a contemporary music collective, NL). His concert 'Bach&Beer' was selected by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as one of the 'Top 10 Classical Events of 2014' and a concert in which he appeared as soloist with Rene Schiffer and Apollo's Fire was numbered in London's '5 Best Classical Music Moments of 2014' according to The Telegraph (UK). In 2015, Steuart toured North American for one year bringing classical music to new spaces and audiences in a project he started called Music in Familiar Spaces. He holds a BM in modern cello and a MM in viola da gamba and baroque cello from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bach & Beer, Next Door Brewing, Madison, WI

Next Door Brewing Co in Madison opens its doors for a special evening of old harmonies paired with new brews. Just as many brewers follow a recipe that was used hundreds of years ago, Steuart's approach to playing Bach also looks back on old “recipes” and methods of playing. The program of Bach’s Cello Suites will be interlaced with short explanations of Steuart’s historical, interpretive approach along with comments from the brewery on the historical brewing method of each beer. Each of the three suites will be paired with one of Next Door's own brews. The Bach & Beer program was named one of the “Top Ten classical music events of 2014” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Tickets: at the door, name-your-own-ticket price. Plus the cost of beer

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Sep
24
3:30 PM15:30

Bach & Vivaldi: Imitation, Madison Bach Musicians

  • Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton (map)
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Steuart joins the Madison Bach Musicians to co-direct the first program in their season: Bach & Vivaldi: Imitation. 

For more details, see: http://madisonbachmusicians.org/september-23-24-2017/

From the Madison Bach Musicians:

Join us in this exploration of fugues and imitation from Bach and Vivaldi–two masters of the Baroque! Fugues are created when a musical line is introduced by one voice and then repeated with slight variations by any number of other voices. It’s always an amazing experience for audiences to hear and see how the different voices interact! Vivaldi has simplicity and Bach the complexity, but both play the fugue game with equal vigor! 

Madison Bach Musicians is thrilled to have cellist Steuart Pincombe returning for this season’s opening concert. Steuart can be heard in concert venues across Europe and quite possibly around the corner in your local brewery or cafe. Wherever he performs, Steuart aims to engage with his audience through creative presentations of the classical repertoire. Don’t miss this spectacular season opener! 

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Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bach & Vivaldi: Imitation, Madison Bach Musicians

  • First Unitarian Society of Madison–Atrium Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Steuart joins the Madison Bach Musicians to co-direct the first program in their season: Bach & Vivaldi: Imitation. 

For more details, see: http://madisonbachmusicians.org/september-23-24-2017/

From the Madison Bach Musicians:

Join us in this exploration of fugues and imitation from Bach and Vivaldi–two masters of the Baroque! Fugues are created when a musical line is introduced by one voice and then repeated with slight variations by any number of other voices. It’s always an amazing experience for audiences to hear and see how the different voices interact! Vivaldi has simplicity and Bach the complexity, but both play the fugue game with equal vigor! 

Madison Bach Musicians is thrilled to have cellist Steuart Pincombe returning for this season’s opening concert. Steuart can be heard in concert venues across Europe and quite possibly around the corner in your local brewery or cafe. Wherever he performs, Steuart aims to engage with his audience through creative presentations of the classical repertoire. Don’t miss this spectacular season opener! 

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