Cellist Louise Dubin and pianist Spencer Myer present a concert of sonatas and showpieces by Debussy, Auguste Franchomme, Chopin, Saint-Saëns, Koechlin, and Poulenc.
More information: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/08/18/variations-french-theme
Topic: Pablo Casals.
Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, directed by Emmanuelle Bertrand
4 PM: Franchomme Project concert featuring music on the album plus 2 premieres! Click here for program.
6:30 PM: Koechlin Sonata for cello and piano
9 PM: Debussy Sonata for cello and piano
All performances will be at the Maladrerie Saint-Lazare, in Beauvais, France. Link for the whole festival program including that day: Festival Violoncelle Beauvais - Edition 2017
Dover Publications will be releasing an edition of compositions by Franchomme on May 17th, edited by Louise Dubin. The works she's selected have been out of print for over a century, and are reproduced from first editions, which include Franchomme's fingerings and bowing. The publication includes Dubin's Preface, which features her research and unpublished photos from Franchomme's direct descendants. Includes several pieces from The Franchomme Project album. Amazon link here.
John Street Church (gorgeous acoustics, built in 1841 on site of original 1768 building), 44 John Street, NY NY. 212-269-0014; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.johnstreetchurch.org
Rare French Cello Music:
Concert with cellists Louise Dubin and Philippe Muller and pianist Hélène Jeanney
Sonatas by Debussy, Pierre de Bréville, Charles Koechlin, and shorter works by Jean Cras, Chopin and Auguste Franchomme
Admission is $15, or $10 for currently enrolled students.
11/13 Music in Landrum, Landrum, SC 3 pm
11/14 North Greenville University, Tigersville, SC 7 pm concert at Cline School of Music. Info here. NOTE: requires a free ticket for admission; call 864-977-7085 to reserve one
11/15 Cello Masterclass by Louise Dubin, NGU, 10:50 am
11/15 possible Cello Masterclass at Furman University, SC
11/16 Bishop-Gadsden, Charleston, SC concert, 4:30 pm
11/17 TV 4 performance on Low Country Live, Mount Pleasant, SC 10 am
Bar Thalia, 95th and Broadway, Franchomme and Bach "pop-up" performance, with Hannah Holman, Trio 826 and others. NOTE: This concert is occurring as scheduled; the Bar Thalia website is out of date as of 2/15
Mezzrow Jazz Club, in West Village of New York, NY; concert with Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Helene Jeanney and David Oei. Louise will be performing Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante (Franchomme version) with Helene Jeanney and the three Op. 15 Nocturnes by Franchomme with Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir.
Link for information and tickets:
This concert is a Time Out New York Critic's Pick!
St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY. Lecture-Recital, sponsored by Trinity Church Congregational Arts Allegro.
Highlights include Franchomme's Air Irlandais, Varié (with the same tune later sung by Shirley Temple in The Colonel), and his version of Chopin's famous Introduction and Polonaise Brillante (his embellishments to the cello part were approved by Chopin). Also, cellist Katherine Cherbas will join Louise to play cello duo music by Franchomme. Louise will illuminate the music with stories she's unearthed during her research in France. (including some of the research featured in her liner notes for The Franchomme Project album out 9/11 on Delos/Naxos, and her introduction to the Dover publication of Franchomme's out-of-print compositions, appearing in November).
Auguste Franchomme was the most renowned Parisian cellist of his time, a dear friend and frequent performance partner of Chopin, and the dedicatee of Chopin's final work, the Cello Sonata. Their circle of friends included Liszt, Mendelssohn, George Sand, Jane Stirling, the Rothschilds, and many other luminaries of 19th century Paris. Franchomme composed charming, virtuosic cello compositions, most of which are out of print and have never been recorded.
Artists: Cellist Louise Dubin, Pianist Hélène Jeanney, with guest appearance by cellist Katherine Cherbas
St. Paul's is the oldest surviving church in Manhattan and provided many months of 24 hour aid for first responders after 9/11.
Subways 2/3/4/5/A/C/J/Z COST: Free
Trinity Church Congregational Arts Allegro Series
St. Paul’s Chapel, September 27th 2 PM
Louise Dubin cellist
with Hélène Jeanney, pianist and Katherine Cherbas, cellist
Mazurka, Op. 33, No. 3 arranged for cello and piano....................Frédéric Chopin/Auguste Franchomme Three Nocturnes, Op. 15, for cello and piano............................Franchomme Air Irlandais, Varié, Op. 25............................................Franchomme Etude, Op. 35, No. 2, for cello and accompanying cello..................Franchomme Caprice, Op. 7, No. 1 for two cellos....................................Franchomme Nocturne, Op. 14, No.1, for cello and piano.............................Franchomme Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 for cello and piano.....................Chopin (cello part modified by Franchomme)
This concert is a Time Out New York Critic's Pick!
Sept 19th John Street Church, 44 John Street, NY NY. Cello duos and quartets performed by Louise Dubin, Julie Bruskin, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir & Kathy Cherbas, who all play on the album! Meet everyone afterwards at the garden reception. John Street is a landmark 1841 church with terrific acoustics, and site of oldest Methodist congregation in the US (since 1766). Subways 2/3/4/5/A/C/J/Z COST: $15 online here (Brown Paper Tickets), or $20 at door. Students and seniors use the online-only discount code STUSR to pay only $10!
The program for the concert is available at Brown Paper Tickets.
The Franchomme Project has been chosen as CD of the week by San Francisco's KDFC-FM, where you can tune in all week in the Bay Area (or stream anywhere @ KDFC.com) to hear tracks.