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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – I. “The Schumann Circle”

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


“I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs,” once declared Robert Schumann, the German composer whose chamber works are the very definition of Romantic music. We’ll celebrate freshness and spirit of Schumann with a full-length performance of his pioneering Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44. The concert will also feature charming works by Schumann’s friends and admirers Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms.

We are thrilled to open the curtain and present live concert music once again in Staunton at the The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center’s Great Hall with this safe and socially-distant series.

There are two ways to enjoy the program:

In Person

*Limited Capacity: 50 attendees*
General Admission: $20
“Quartet” (Table for Four): $70


Suggested Donation: $10

Health & Safety Measures

We look forward to welcoming you back to the concert hall. Your safety is paramount to us, and so we ask you to observe the following regulations:

  • All reservations must be made in advance; there will be absolutely no admittance without a prior online reservation in order to ensure that we adhere to strict capacity limits.
  • Capacity will be limited to 50 in compliance with the statewide Executive Order.
  • Concerts will be held in the 3,900 square foot Great Hall, leaving ample space for social distancing of at least six feet between parties – required at all times before, during, and after the event.
  • All attendees must wear masks at all times, and double-masking is strongly encouraged.
  • All attendees are encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entrance and use of the restrooms.
  • Couples and families may sit together, but observe social distancing from other attendees.
  • All chairs and surfaces will be sanitized before and after the performance.
  • Enhanced Health & Safety protocols at the Blackburn Inn may be seen here.

Meet the Performers

HEIR Session I
  • Julia Angelov (Heifetz 2019, Heifetz on Tour), violin – Washington, DC
  • Zhenni Li-Cohen (Heifetz on Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), piano – New York, NY
  • Matt Cohen (Heifetz 2012, 2013, Heifetz On Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), viola – New York, NY
  • Yezu Woo (Heifetz 2014, Heifetz on Tour), violin – Berlin, Germany
  • Noemie Raymond-Friset (Heifetz 2018, Heifetz On Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), cello – Quebec, Canada

View the Concert Program

“The Schumann Circle”

Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Op. 109
Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Brahms: Trio for Viola, Cello and Piano, Op. 114
IV. Allegro
Matt Cohen, viola; Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Robert Schumann: F-A-E Sonata
II. Intermezzo. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
Yezu Woo, violin; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Brahms: F-A-E Sonata
III. Scherzo. Allegro
Julia Angelov, violin; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Schumann: Marchenbilder, Op. 113
I. Nicht schnell
III. Rasch
Matt Cohen, viola; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44
I. Allegro brillante
​II. In Modo d’una Marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace – Trio 1 & 2
IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
Yezu Woo, violin; Julia Angelov, violin; Matt Cohen, viola; Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello; Zhenni Li-Cohen, piano

Learn more about the inaugural Heifetz Ensemble in Residence


March 7
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
301 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, 24401 United States
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Event Type
Virtual, In-Person