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The Heifetz 25-Year Advent Calendar

Day 24: The Heifetz Holiday Tour - By The Skin Of Our Teeth!
Welcome to December! For our final-month celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Heifetz Institute, we’ll be sharing audio, video, images, and programs from across the decades of the Institute. Check back each day from Dec. 1 – Dec. 25 as we share some memorable moments from each golden year of the Institute!

Dec. 19, 2021: Staunton, VA

Our penultimate entry in our December calendar is a holiday treat: Our elves have been burning the midnight oil to bring to you a complete concert of the energy, artistry, and excitement of the 2021 Heifetz Holiday Tour – our first tour in two years!

To be sure, we’ve had some challenges along with the Omicron pandemic wave hitting our shores just as we were hitting the road.  But, with careful planning, a lot of safety measures (starting with testing, testing, testing!), and a lot of improvised solutions, our five superb young artists had the opportunity to share some musical cheer in a variety of venues and to invariably enthusiastic audiences.  Thank you to the host institutions—The Kreeger Museum, UMBC, WVTF, Brown Advisory, The Legacy at North Augusta, and our home base of Mary Baldwin University—our dedicated Heifetz Board members, the wonderful patrons, and most of all, our brilliant young Heifetz artists:  Kenneth Naito (violin), Noelle Naito (violin), Steven Baloue (viola), Jared Blajian (cello), and faculty pianist Allison Freeman!

PS – if you enjoyed our visit to the Heifetz video vaults this month, there’s more on the way in 2022! We’ve had a great time rediscovering some of the personalities and performances of our earlier years, and getting the chance to share them for the first very first time.  So stay tuned! 

Click to download the complete 2021 Holiday Program Book! 

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Did you attend the Heifetz Institute? If so, you’re part of an exclusive group of musicians who have explored their full creative potential through the advanced private lessons, unrivaled concert appearances, and the unique Performance & Communication Training method. We believe that the one-of-a-kind Heifetz training prepares our students to become not only more effective communicators and performers, but also more confident and dynamic in all facets of life. Now we want to reconnect and hear more about how you’ve put your Heifetz experience to use – both on and off stage!

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