Each year, CelloPointe offers a salon-style concert for lovers of chamber music and dance. The joyful collaboration of contemporary ballet, New York choreographers, and world-class musicians charms the audience with a mosaic of original choreography and imaginative arrangements for the ensemble of string instruments.
Peter Wiley, a Grammy nominated cellist with the Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri Quartet, inspired the formation of CelloPointe in 2010. Through a duet he performed with his daughter, Dona, who is a highly acclaimed, professional dancer on the East Coast, the stirring mélange of live, on-stage ballet and chamber music recitals was created. Now in its seventh season, CelloPointe continues experimenting with ambitious new scores to infuse their concerts with the natural synergy of contemporary ballet and chamber music. Always performed in the intimacy of venues that bring the performers and the audience in close proximity, the rich program of harmonious interludes is lyrical and lively as it engages the audience in its uniquely expressive style. Feeling the immediacy of the performance, the audience is drawn into the imagery and imagination suffusing the sequence of pieces by the small group of professional dancers and the string ensemble. Invariably, those who attend a CelloPointe concert depart with the consciousness that they have experienced an evening that is musically, lyrically, and spiritually uplifting.
The 2016-2017 season promises to be a distinctive commingling of the traditional and avant-garde. CelloPointe welcomes the pioneering talent of Gabrielle Lamb, Deborah Wingert, Emery LeCrone, Shannon Maynor and David Fernandez as choreographers, features a new young cello quartet from the Curtis Institute of Music, a brand new composition for cello duet commissioned from Julianna Hall and the Goldberg Gala, a celebration of Deborah Wingert new ballet! This season will present an exclusive program of live music and neoteric ballet.
CelloPointe Executive Director:Marcia Wiley
“I have had the pleasure of seeing the last three performances of CelloPointe that Marcia produced and directed. She has an innovative style, a creative eye for detail, a superb sense of design for staging, costumes and programming, and an unparalleled skill in arranging music for the ensemble of string instruments. The spring, 2014 concert is a much anticipated event by those of us who have found her performances to be as awe-inspiring as they are deeply meaningful, expressive creations."