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

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

"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. […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – II. “Bohemians in America: Dvorák & Martinu”

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

Our concert begins with a historic blast from Staunton's past with a performance of Dvorak's effervescent Bagatelles, Op. 47, for harmonium and string quartet, featuring a 1915 instrument built by Staunton's own Putnam Organ Company, and concludes with selections from the enduring "American" Quartet by Dvorak, as well as the fascinating Piano Quintet by Bohuslav […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – III: “Kreutzer Sonata”

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

Famous in his day, and now almost completely forgotten, Rodolphe Kreutzer was a violinist so accomplished that Beethoven wrote a sonata for him. But, "In a twist of fate, his name ended up on not just one but three major works of art (and many minor ones) that spanned more than 100 years and explored […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – IV: “From Bulgaria to Beethoven”

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

Our one and only Heifetz concert of 2020 came last February, when we kicked off The Beethoven Experience with the Borromeo String Quartet, a landmark series devoted to the composer's 250th birth anniversary. We'll bring things full circle with a complete performance of the powerful "Serioso" Quartet No. 95, to end the program. In the […]

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

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

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. We are thrilled to open the curtain and present live concert music once again in Staunton at […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – VI: A New Rhapsody & Mendelssohn’s Blues

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

Featuring the Heifetz premiere of the Bach-inspired "Rhapsody" by composer Jessie Montgomery, who, in the words of Strings magazine, "manages to project a distinctly individual voice while at the same time drawing effortlessly on wildly varying registers and influences that, with less imaginative musicians, might come across as rambling eclecticism." In the second half, the […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – VII: Bohemia Comes to Barren Ridge

Barren Ridge Vineyards 984 Barrenridge Rd, Fishersville

The beautiful setting of Barren Ridge presents an ideal backdrop for an exploration of the string sound in the winery's big hall. The centerpiece of the program is the stirring String Quartet No. 1 by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana.We are thrilled to open the curtain and present live concert music once again in Staunton with […]

Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – Heifetz at Heartstone

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat 1366 Stuartsburg Rd #Fr703, Buena Vista

Our HEIRees will make a return visit to the picturesque Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center on the outskirts of Lexington, VA for an afternoon concert, the resumption of the Institute’s annual springtime visit to the former dairy farm stunningly re-imagined as an inviting lodge and retreat center.In Person*Limited Capacity: 50 attendees*General Admission: $20"Quartet" (Party of […]

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

Blackburn Inn & Conference Center 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton

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!We are thrilled to open the curtain and present live concert […]