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WQXR’s Midday Masterpieces: Sophia Bacelar

WQXR's Midday Masterpieces

Wednesday February 5 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
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Every first Wednesday of the month, settle in for an hour of musical serenity with rising stars from The Juilliard School.

Leave your emails and phone calls behind and join us for these free midday concerts featuring selections from some of classical music’s most beloved composers.

Featuring cellist Sophia Bacelar, accompanied by pianist Alexandra Joan.


Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D minor, Op. 19, No. 4
Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, No. 6
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6
Rimsky-Korsakov: Captivated by the Rose (The Nightingale), Op. 2, No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 19
Kapustin: Burlesque, Op. 97


The Spirio by Steinway & Sons is the official piano of The Greene Space.

This is free and open to all. Audience will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis and an RSVP does not guarantee your admission. If capacity is reached at any given time, we will maintain a line outside our doors and follow a one-in, one-out policy. We recommend arriving early to better secure entry to the venue.

Tickets to this event are free, but reservations are recommended.

Passionate, innovative, and fearless, Cuban-Chinese-American cellist Sophia Bacelar is quickly gaining an international reputation as a rising star in the classical music world. Acclaimed for her expressivity, musicianship, and collaborative spirit as a soloist and recitalist, Bacelar has appeared at such renowned venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Germany’s Berliner Philharmonie, Switzerland’s Tonhalle Zürich and Victoria Hall, France’s Le Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Cité de la Musique, and Israel’s Tel Aviv Museum of Art, among others.

Ms. Bacelar’s 2019-20 season focuses on recitals and collaborations. Highlights include performances at St. Martin-In-The-Fields, Festival Napa Valley, The Greene Space, Pace Gallery, and Paul Hall and The Rosemary and Meredith Wilson Theater at Lincoln Center. Bacelar also appears as soloist with the Axiom Ensemble and acclaimed new music conductor Jeffrey Milarsky in a performance of Boulez’s Messagesquisse at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Of note is a new solo cello/dance collaboration that she debuts at The Fashion Institute of Technology. 

 A 21st century communicator with an active social media presence worldwide, Ms. Bacelar is passionate about promoting classical music to a new, younger generation of listeners, as well as bringing it to less-reached communities throughout the world. Born in 1996 in the United States, Bacelar began her musical studies at the age of two. At age ten, she was accepted to The Juilliard School, where she studied with Minhye Clara Kim for six years. After graduating high school at age 15, Bacelar went on to further her studies with Philippe Muller at Le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, completing her bachelor’s degree two years later. During the 2016-17 season, Bacelar furthered her craft under the mentorship of Gautier Capuçon in his “Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle” at La Fondation Louis Vuitton, and subsequently pursued her graduate studies in the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin under the tutelage of Nicolas Altstaedt. Currently enrolled in the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School, she is the recipient of a Celia Ascher Fellowship under the mentorship of Joel Krosnick and Minhye Clara Kim.

Event Details

1 hour
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York , NY 10014 United States

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