Our Site is Coming Back … Stay Tuned …

In honor of the cancelled 2020-2021 season and the performers we were not able to hear, we continue to show their pictures (above).

The 2021-2022 season is taking shape before our very eyes.  Artistic Director John Montanari is lining up a roster of performers who will be certain to thrill us, assuming the pandemic folds its tent and slinks away.  To increase the chances for that to happen, we are planning to start the season not in September or October but in the new year. If Sweeney Hall becomes available earlier, we will remain flexible.  Stay tuned for the awesome details!

And in the meantime —  

And for free! —

We offer digital access to a series of concerts from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  Details below.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, one of America’s finest classical music institutions, has made a series of “Front Row” streaming concerts available to patrons of concert presenters. Valley Classical Concerts, along with Greenfield/Northampton Cooperative Bank, Greenfield Savings Bank, The Lathrop Communities, and People’s Bank have sponsored four of their best programs, which in turn will be available to our patrons at no cost to them. Each concert will be available for viewing at any time over a seven-day period.  Check these out:

~ February 22-28: Tchaikovsky’s lavish “Souvenir de Florence” String Sextet, plus works by Lucas Foss and Antonín Dvořák.

       *This concert is underwritten by a donation from Board Member Richard Teller.

~ March 22-28: David Shifrin, one of the world’s great clarinetists, featured in Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, and works by Luigi Bassi and Duke Ellington.

~ April 19-25: An all-star cast of musicians performing the complete Six Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

~ May 10-16: Tchaikovsky’s only Piano Trio, with UMass faculty member Gilles Vonsattel on piano, in addition to the Escher Quartet performing Schubert’s “Quartettsatz.”

             *This concert is underwritten by a donation from William and Marsha Harbison.

~ June 7-13: Virtuoso Violins with Strauss’ Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18 featuring a VCC favorite, Orion Weiss, piano.

          *This concert is underwritten by a donation from Peter Van Pelt.

~July 12-18: Ani Kavafian (violin) performing Brahms’ Scherzo, WoO 2, from “F-A-E” Sonata for Violin & Piano and Dvorák’s Trio in F minor, Op. 65 with Alessio Bax, Orion Weiss, & Carter Brey.

            *This concert is underwritten by a donation from Jeff Saltzman and Laurel Rogers.

~September 13-19: Another VCC alumni, Calidore Quartet will perform Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 & Dvorák’s Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass, Op. 77, with Xavier Foley.

~October 11-17: An all star cast of musicians performing Bartók’s Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano and the Romanian Folk Dances for Strings, BB 76, as well as Beethoven’s Quintet in C major for Strings, Op. 29.

VCC patrons receive a link on the first day of each performance week.  If you do not receive a link and would like to have it, email info@valleyclassicalconcerts.org.   Enjoy the concerts, and keep in touch as we look forward to the 2021-2022 season!