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Cello Bello

April 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Clive Greensmith, cello
John-Henry Crawford,
Mihai Marica,
Dmitri Atapine,
Hyeyeon Park,

ticket information: You can purchase tickets at the door, one hour prior to each performance, or call the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm at 775-784-6145

The Program The Argenta Concert Series concert on April 4 will be dedicated to celebrate the beautiful sound, versatility, and limitless capabilities of the cello. In the hands of cellists Clive Greensmith, John-Henry Crawford, Mihai Marica, and Dmitri Atapine, the Nightingale Concert Hall will resonate with diverse combinations for this instrument. Solos, duos, and trios by Bach, Popper, Offenbach, Goltermann, to name but a few, will showcase the cello in all its glory to the delight of our audiences. Clive Greensmith has ben the cellist of the distinguished Tokyo Quartet and currently is on faculty at Coburn School in Los Angeles. John-Henry Crawford is the winner of multiple competitions, performing with Philadelphia, Memphis, and Louisiana Symphonies. Mihai Marica is the winner of the Irving Klein and Luis Sigall Competitions and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Dmitri Atapine is the professor of cello at the University of Nevada, Reno. Do not miss the events associated with this concert, such as master-classes and workshops given by our guest artist as well as a free concert by the UNR Cello Ensemble.

Georg Golterman (1824-1898) Serenade for Four Cellos Op.119 No.2
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012 Prelude (1720)
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) Duo for Two Cellos in E major, Op. 54 No. 2
David Popper (1843-1913) Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano Op.66 (1892)
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op.3 (1830)
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) Variations on a Theme of Rossini (1942)
Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747) Sonata for Two Cellos in G major (1739)
György Ligeti (1923-2005) Sonata for Cello Solo (1953)
Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890) Concert-Walzer Op.31 (1880)

Fifty Seats Presents: New Music School

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano

Benjamin Britten: Sonata in C, Op.65

Van Parys: Chaconne for cello and piano

Schubert “Arpeggione” Sonata

Poulenc – Sonate Pour Violoncelle et Piano

William Harris Lee and Co Concert

May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano

Bach Suite No. 6 in D major

Haydn Concerto in C Major

Schubert “Arpeggione” Sonata

Ysaye Sonata Op. 28

Selected as a Competitor for Queen Elisabeth Competition

May 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Scheslwig-Holstein Festival

July 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Masterclass concert

Participants of the Masterclasses of
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Violoncello

Contact : Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Palais Rantzau, Parade 1
D-23552 Lübeck
Tel. +49 451-38957-21
Fax +49 451-38957-15

Memphis Chamber Music Society “Bohemian Muse”

September 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Bohemian Muse”

Giora Schmidt, violin

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Victor Asunscion, piano


Brahms Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Smetana Trio in G Minor. Op. 15

Joseph Suk “Elegy”  for Piano Trio, Op. 23

Noel Foundation Chamber Music Series

January 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Shreveport Symphony
The “Trout“ Quintet and the Bolling Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio
John-Henry Crawford, cello
Hurley School of Music, Centenary College
Free Admission

Shreveport Symphony

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Shreveport Symphony
Schubert Symphony No.9, “Great C major”
Gulda Cello Concerto
John Henry Crawford, cellist
“The Majesty of Schubert’s Symphony No.9 is paired with the highly entertaining and eclectic Cello Concert by Friedrich Gulda, played by Shreveport native son and favorite John-Henry Crawford.”
Shreveport Riverview Theater
600 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA
Phone: (318) 227-8863

Musique au Chateau de Fontainebleau Festival, France

July 6, 2018 - August 5, 2018

John-Henry Crawford, cello

Ravel String Quartet in F Major
Ravel Trio in A Minor
Poulenc Cello Sonata
Brahms Sextet No. 2, Op. 36 in G Major

Beethoven Club

September 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

130th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 3:00 PM
Memphis Repertory Orchestra
William Langley, Music Director
John-Henry Crawford, soloist, Dvorak Cello Concerto
Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN. Tickets : $10 at the door

Fontainebleau 2018 Gala Honoring Isabelle Duha

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Les Écoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

The Water Club

500 East 30th Street

New York, New York

Tickets from 100-$5,000

John-Henry Crawford, cellist, playing Boulanger

Massive on the Cello: The Dvořák

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Massivemuses are extra big, extra special
groupmuses organized by the Groupmuse team.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30PM, Brooklyn, NY

Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY   Tickets $20

John-Henry Crawford

Antonin Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Piotr Tchaikovsky
Andante Cantabile for Cello and Chamber Orchestra

Antonín Dvořák: The presiding Deity of the Bohemian Romantic. A man with a heart so big and an inner world so deep that more than a century after his death, his string quartets raise the roof of Groupmuse living rooms practically every single week of the year.

And now, in its Massivemuse debut, we present what is arguably his supreme act of expression: The Dvořák Cello Concerto, a titanic achievement, full of love and blood and sorrow and ecstasy. We’ll sit at the feet of John-Henry Crawford, a 25 year-old rising superstar of the cello, as he absolutely shreds — backed by an 11-player ensemble in an arrangement small enough for Groupmuse, but big enough for a tsunami of sound.

It’s going down at a gritty palace in Bushwick — the enormous and glorious performance space at BKLYN Commons, just a minute walk from the Flushing stop on the J, Z, and M.

And oh how we’re gonna get cozy — bring a blanket, floor cushion, pillows, etc. so we can snuggle on the floor while we are carried away by the sea of Dvořák’s Romantic genius.

So bring out your air violins and prepare to rock out to an evening sure to blow our minds.

Can’t wait to share it with you, NYC!

Beyond the Machine 19.1 InterArts Workshop

March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Center for Innovation in the Arts presents a conversation with the actors. A 7PM pre-concert discussion with the artists about interdisciplinary collaboration will precede the 7:30PM performance.

Hosted by William F. Baker

The Man Who Loved the World
Treyden Chiaravalloti, Director
Eric Swanson, Actor
John-Henry Crawford, Composer
Philip Sheegog, Cello

A film score for dancer/choreographer Treydon Chiaravalloti;s film “The Man Who Loved the World.” November 11, 2018- the hundredth anniversary of the armistice that brought “The War to End All Wars” to a stumbling close . A multi-media presentation blending music, spoken words, dance and videography will breathe new life into the past through the medium of the present.

Beyond the Machine 19.1 InterArts Workshop

March 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

The Center for Innovation in the Arts presents a concert of new music with technology.

John-Henry Crawford, Composer
program notes

Read New Works Look Back on World War I in the Juilliard Journal.

Stranding Tall: Beethoven and an Oliomuse Massive

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

We’re heading back to the Strand!  Massive Muses are extra big, extra special groupmuses organized by the Groupmuse team.

We’ll have our next Oliomuse Massive in the beautiful rare book room of the world’s most famous bookstore!   For those who don’t know, an Oliomuse is a collaboration between Groupmuse and ThinkOlio — which is a company that does for college professors and the lecture experience what Groupmuse does for classical musicians and the concert experience: more fun, more beer, more vibes.

This time around, we’ve got a good one: An exploration of the life, times, and character of a chap known as Ludwig Beethoven, told through the eyes of his masterworks for cello and pianoProfessor Gil Harel is readying the words. Cello virtuoso and rising star John-Henry Crawford is preparing the tunes. SixPoint is preparing the brews (that’s right, we’ve got free beer!). All that’s left to prepare is yourself!

Tickets are $25 and we can’t wait to see you there!

Really Russian Recital!

April 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

John Henry Crawford, Cello
Luis Ortiz, piano
Masters in Cello Performance Recital
Juilliard School of Music

Free Admission

IGOR STRAVINSKY (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky) Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
BOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major
NICCOLO PAGANINI Variations on a theme of “Moses in Egypt”

Really Russian Recital

May 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

John-Henry Crawford, Cello
Luis Oritz, piano
Texas Street Arts Series

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
5550 Common Street
Shreveport, Louisiana

Free Admission

IGOR STRAVINSKY (arr. Gregor Piatigorsky) Suite Italienne for Cello and Piano
BOHUSLAV MARTINU Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major

Shreveport Symphony

September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

First Baptist Church

John-Henry Crawford, Cello

Michael Butterman, Conductor

Tchaikovsky “Rococo” Variations for Cello and Orchestra, Op.33

Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile 

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Op.64

Holocaust Memorial Concert

November 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Repertoire Popper Requiem, Bruch Kol Nidrei

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