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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – IX: A Mother’s Day Celebration: Female Composers from the 18th to the 21st Century

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

HEIR Session II

We’ll celebrate Mother’s Day with a program devoted exclusively to female composers, ranging from the blind Mozart muse Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824) to the raucous “Strum” by Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) – a piece called “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life…a handful of American folk melodies tossed into a strong wind, cascading and tumbling joyfully around one another.”

HEIR Session II

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

Meet the Performers

Kenneth Ryu Takebe Naito (Heifetz 2015-17, 2019, Heifetz on Tour), violin – Elkridge, MD
Adam Savage (Heifetz 2019), viola – Port St. Lucie, FL
Noelle Midori Takebe Naito (Heifetz 2016-17), violin – Elkridge, MD
Jingxuan Zhang (Heifetz 2018-19, Heifetz on Tour), piano – Durham, NC
Jared Blajian (Heifetz 2018), cello – New York, NY

View the Concert Program

“A Mother’s Day Celebration”

Maria Theresa von Paradis: Sicilienne
Jared Blajian, cello; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin & Piano, Op. 22
I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell
Noelle Naito, violin; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Amy Beach: Romance, Op. 23
Kenneth Naito, violin; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Lili Boulanger: Deux pièces en trio
D’un matin de printemps
Noelle Naito, violin
Jared Blajian, cello; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata
I. Impetuoso
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
Adam Savage, viola; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Jessie Montgomery: Strum
Kenneth Naito, violin; Noelle Naito, violin; Adam Savage, viola; Jared Blajian, cello

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.

Learn more about the inaugural Heifetz Ensemble in Residence


May 9
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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Virtual, In-Person