The Heifetz Institute presents Hear & Now – a chamber music concert series at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia. This fourth concert in the series features legendary violinist Ilya Kaler alongside the exceptional young musicians of the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence—violinist Fiona Khuong-Huu, violist Joseph Skerik,cellist Boubacar Diallo—and faculty pianist Allison Freeman.
Featuring works by Fauré, Ysaÿe, Vieuxtemps, Debussy, and stunning quintets by Dohnányi and Schumann.
Full digital concert program can be viewed here.
2PM Pre-concert Conversation | 3PM Concert
VENUE & DIRECTIONS
Francis Auditorium @ Mary Baldwin University 227 E. Frederick Street Staunton, VA
Free parking available both at MBU lots and on East Frederick Street (see a campus map here)
Half-Series Pass: $50 (three concerts for the price of two: a 33% savings!)
Individual Tickets: $25
Free Admission for MBU Students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
$5 tickets for all other students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
Children 12 and under free
Reserved seating available through the ticket form below
Accessible seating available (indicated in red on the seating map)
Groups welcome – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group rates.
Please note – face masks are strongly encouraged for all audience members for the health and safety of our artists, staff, and community.
Described by the Gramophone as a “magician, bewitching our ears” for his hauntingly beautiful sound, flawless command of the instrument and mesmerizing phrasing, Ilya Kaler is the only violinist to win the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986), the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985), and the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981). Kaler is considered to be one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today whose career ranges from that of a soloist and recording artist to chamber musician and professor.