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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – VIII: Old Delights & New Discoveries

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

HEIR Session II

Our Blackburn series continues with a perennial favorite by Mozart, the unsung brilliance of Bach’s oldest son, two wondrous quartet movements by Franz Schubert and George Walker, and culminates with a performance of Bratislava-born Ernst von Dohnanyi’s powerful piano quintet – his debut work written when he was just 18!

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

“Old Delights & New Discoveries”

CPE Bach: Rondo in A minor, Wq. 56 No. 5
Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in G Major, K. 219 “Turkish”
V. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto
Kenneth Naito, violin; Jingxuan Zhang, piano

Schubert: Quarettsatz in C minor, D. 703
Kenneth Naito, violin; Noelle Naito, violin; Adam Savage, viola; Jared Blajian, cello

George Walker: String Quartet No. 1
II. Lyric for Strings
Noelle Naito, violin; Kenneth Naito, violin; Adam Savage, viola; Jared Blajian, cello

Ernst von Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
I. Allegro
II. Scherzo: Allegro Vivace – Trio Reprise
III. Adagio, quasi andante
IV. Finale – Allegro animante, allegro
Noelle Naito, violin; Kenneth Naito, violin; Adam Savage, viola; Jared Blajian, cello; Jingxuan Zhang, 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


May 2
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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