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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – V: “Meet the New HEIRS”

April 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

HEIR Session II

An introductory concert of sonatas, concertos, and other solo works featuring our new Ensemble members, followed by a “mini-recital” by Staunton-based pianist (and HeifetzPEG Faculty Member) Lynne Mackey, culminating a performance of Dvorák’s infectious Piano Quintet No. 2.

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

“Meet the new HEIRS (with pianist Lynne Mackey)”

Eugène Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata Op. 27, No.3 in D minor, “Ballade”
I. Lento molto sostenuto
II. Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura
Kenneth Naito, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
I. Allegro
Noelle Naito, violin; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Carl Maria von Weber, arr. Gregor Piatagorsky: Adagio & Rondo
Jared Blajian, cello; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Franz Schubert: Moment Musical No. 3 in F minor, D. 780
Clara Schumann: Romance in F-sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Nocturne, Op. 19 No. 4
Franz Liszt: Étude No.5 “La chasse”, from “Grandes études de Paganini” S.141
Lynne Mackey, piano

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81
II. Dumka
III. Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro
Kenneth Naito, violin; Noelle Naito, violin; Adam Savage, viola Jared Blajian, cello; Lynne Mackey, piano

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


April 11, 2021
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