The Heifetz 25-Year Advent Calendar
A complete production of the 2021 Heifetz Holiday Tour, feat. alums Kenneth & Noelle Naito, Steven Baloue, Jared Blajian, & pianist Allison Freeman.
From a 1997 performance in Annapolis, MD, founder Daniel Heifetz – in his first chamber-music appearance as leader of the Institute, is the violinist in the Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25, by Johannes Brahms.
17-year-old Israeli violinist Mark Karlinski performs one of Béla Bartók’s earliest, briefest, and yet most iconic works: the six Romanian Dances, accompanied by our indefatigable pianist Dina Vainshtein.
At the Gala Closing Concert of the 2008 Heifetz Institute, all 70 string students crowd the Anderson Hall stage in Wolfeboro, NH to perform the first and last movements of the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg.
We revisit the first summer that bassists were added to the Institute’s roster for performances of two bass-heavy piano quintets: Schubert’s “Trout” and the Piano Quintet in C minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
We set the dial back 1998 for a performance of Paganini’s Caprice No. 15 by one of the Institute’s longest-serving faculty members: violinist Grigory Kalinovsky, then a grad student, today a professor at Indiana University
Our faculty collaborative pianists work tirelessly behind the scenes to support our students and string faculty, and so one day each summer they’re featured in a concert all to their own – PianoPalooza!
Some of the mainstay faculty and exceptional students from the “Aughts” era of the Institute perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 St. Cecilia’s Church, later to become Brewster Academy’s Anderson Hall.
From 2016, Shmuel Ashkenasi leads a rare performance of Beethoven’s Op. 29 String Quintet in C with a quartet of top Heifetz alums and students: Ji-Won Song, Andrew Gonzalez, Katharina Kang, and Ben Fried
Longtime Heifetz faculty cellist Amit Peled, accompanied by six of his top Heifetz 2009 students, performs a unique arrangement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, in concert at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH.
A Texas Twofer dating from 2003, featuring 11-year-old violinist Shannon Lee (Plano, TX), and Stirling Trent (Colleyville, TX) playing a seaside serenade by Carl Engel and a bluesy prelude by George Gershwin.
The final free concert of the 2015 summer began with a heartfelt Kaddish—an ancient Jewish prayer of thanksgiving and praise—from the pen of Maurice Ravel, and the hands of student Samuel Viguerie.