@Home with WCMS

@Home With WCMS

Welcome to @Home with WCMS! We created this blog to fill the void we all feel through physical distancing. Performing for our audiences is at the heart of who we are and we miss you! Over the next month or so through home video, we will share our thoughts, performances (recorded at home), favorite receipes, and funny stories. We hope you enjoy them, and feel free to send us your stories! We would love to hear from you.

August 12, 2020 – Krista Buckland Reisner, violin; David Russell, cello; and Randall Hodgkinson, piano perform the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor. Post-production by Joshua Gordon.

July 15, 2020 – Violist and Worcester Chamber Music Society co-founder Peter Sulski plays the Sarabande from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major

June 23, 2020 – WCMS principal violinist Krista Buckland Reisner plays the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

June 9, 2020 – In this week’s @Home with WCMS, join us in listening to Randall Hodgkinson as he plays Schubert’s breathtaking Impromptu Op. 90, No. 1. 

May 26, 2020 – WCMS violist Peter Sulski performs “Allemande” from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

May 20, 2020 – Mark Berger performs the Prelude from Bach’s Suite No. 6

May 15, 2020 – Violin/Violist Peter Sulski performs the first movement, the Prelude, from Bach’s First Suite in G Major.

May 3, 2020 – Violinist Rohan Gregory chats about his relationship with composer Jessie Montgomery and the WCMS performance of her piece “Strum”, Sept 28, 2019. Click the link https://youtu.be/9A-40qD7xOY at the end of his talk to view the full performance.

April 27, 2020 – Cellist David Russell performs “The Wind Blow East,” a movement from Judith Weir’s Unlocked for Solo Cello, and gives an update on family life during quarantine.

April 21, 2020 – Ariana Falk is putting a new twist on 4/4 time as she quadruples herself to play this Bach arrangement by Finckel.

April 13, 2020 – Mark Berger performs Bach’s gorgeous 6th Suite Allemande on viola. Although Bach’s cello suites were written before 1720, they were not widely known until the manuscripts were found in a Barcelona thrift shop and recorded in 1936.

April 6, 2020 – In our first episode of @Home With WCMS, Ariana Falk, WCMS Education Director, talks about ways she is keeping kids in our program, Neighborhood Strings, connected through the Covid-19 crisis