The 2017-18 Season

 Midtown Series
 Fridays at 8pm
 Signature Series
 Saturdays at 8pm

Sat, Sept. 16, 2017
 Robert deMaine, cello 
 Adam Neiman, piano

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Sat, Oct. 7, 2017
 Ensemble 4.1
 Piano "Windtet"

Fri, Oct. 13, 2017
 Ling-Ju Lai, piano
 inDepth Mini-Series

Fri, Nov. 3, 2017

Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
 Juilliard String Quartet

Sat, Dec. 2, 2017
 London Handel Players
 *Special Venue*

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
 Trio Solisti
 Oakland WinterFest
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
 Yuri Gandelsman
 Oakland WinterFest
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
 Aeolus Quartet
 Oakland WinterFest

Sat, Feb. 3, 2018
 Dover Quartet
 David Shifrin, clarinet

Fri, Feb. 16, 2018
Stewart Goodyear, piano
inDepth Mini Series

Fri, Mar. 2, 2018
Ursula Oppens, piano
inDepth Mini Series

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018
 Sergei Babayan, piano
 inDepth Mini-Series

Sat, Apr. 14, 2018
 Fauré Quartett
 Piano Quartet

Sat, May 19, 2018
 Zukerman Trio
 Piano Trio

1 Robert deMaine & Adam Neiman

Robert deMaine, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 8pm

Seligman Performing Arts Center
22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills

Before his tenure as the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit audiences knew Robert deMaine best as principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Called "simply magnificent" by former DSO Music Director Neeme Jarvi, DeMaine is a highly sought-after soloist and chamber musician and a frequent guest artist at many of the world's premier chamber music festivals, including Marlboro, Seattle, Great Lakes, Limoges, Heidelberg Schlossfest, Chamberfest Cleveland, Montréal, Seoul’s Ditto Festival, and, most recently, the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival. His playing is noted for its "beautiful singing tone, lapidary technical precision, and a persuasive identification with the idiom of the music at hand;"  and "his technical brilliance is surpassed only by the beautify of the tone he produces" (Salt Lake City Tribune).   As a recitalist, the great works for cello and piano as well as the suites of J.S. Bach remain staples of his repertoire, and as concerto soloist, he performs the great works of the repertoire both old and new from concertos by Haydn, Dvorak, Elgar and Penderecki alongside more recent works.

Grammy-nominated Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists, composers, and musical entrepreneurs of his generation. He carries an encyclopedic repertoire that includes more than sixty concerti and has performed in major cities and concert halls across the globe since his recital debut in Los Angeles at age 11. 

"Robert deMaine is an artist who make one hang on every note."

– The New York Times

"The slow movement (Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2) returned to chamber intimacy as a lovely duet bloomed between Andre Watts and cellist Robert deMaine, who played with such exquisite beauty that he practically stole the show."

– Mark Stryker, The Detroit Free Press


Saint-Saëns:  Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1, Op. 32
DeMaine: Three Études-Caprices for Solo Cello 
Cassadó: Suite for Solo Cello (1926)
Neiman: Nocturne for Solo Piano
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 19

Pre-Concert Event

2nd Annual Opening Night Reception and Silent Auction!  More information here.


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