Past Events

Saturday, June 25, 12 PM
Nashville Concerto Orchestra
Edgehill United Methodist Church
Donations will be accepted

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484
with Gil Perel, bassoon, conducted by Matthew Phelps

Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
with Zach Casebolt, violin, conducted by Matthew Phelps

Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb/2, Op. 101
with Michael Samis, cello, conducted by Gregory Wolynec

Tuesday, May 31, 12 PM CST
Live in Studio C
Michael Samis, cello, with Amy Dorfman, piano
Watch livestream here: http://nashvillepublicradio.org/programs/live-studio-c#stream/0

Nashville, TN
Intersection - Key of Intensity
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 PM
The Platform
1343 Lewis St., Nashville, TN

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor
Marie Bernard, Ondes Martenot
Estelle Lemire, Ondes Martenot


Greenwood: Smear
Murail: Mach 2, 5 for 2 Ondes Martenots
Milhaud: Suite
Lalonde: Glissements, tourments, et ravissements
Vivier (orch. Rea):
Pulau Dewata

Grand Junction, CO
Western Slope Concert Series
Saturday, March 26, 3 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church
Sunday, March 27, 3 PM
Montrose Pavilion
Music for clarinet, cello and piano
Jun Watabe, clarinet; Michael Samis, cello; Kathryn Mientka, piano

Naples, FL
Naples Orchestra and Chorus
Saturday, February 27, 7 PM
Sunday, February 28, 2 PM

Naples High School
Feel the Romance
Brahms - Song of Fate (Schicksalslied), Op. 54
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
    Special Guest Soloist, Michael Samis, Cello
Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, D. 485

Nashville, TN
Intersection - Mariachi

Sunday, January 31, 2 PM
Casa Azafrán
Cristina Spinei: NEW WORK
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez: M.E. in Memoriam
Mariachi Selections
Kelly Corcoran, Conductor
Cristina Spinei, Composer Ambassador
Mariachi Internacional de Glencliff H.S., Gabriela Fuentes, Director
Join Intersection for a family program guaranteed to broaden horizons and ignite the imaginations of all ages. Mariachi is an afternoon of activities and music featuring 13 Intersection musicians, Gabriela Fuentes and Mariachi students from Metro Schools and Manuel Delgado of Delgado Guitars.

Charleston, SC
Piccolo Spoleto Festival – Spotlight Concert Series
Thursday, May 28, 6 PM
City Gallery at Waterfront Park
Michael Samis, cello
Amy Dorfman, piano

Nashville cellist Michael Samis and Blair pianist Amy Dorfman collaborate in works by composers who had a voice in human rights, standing for equality in both their daily lives and through their music. The duo opens with Bela Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, followed by a moving sonata by Dame Ethel Smyth, who spent time in prison because of her work in the women’s suffrage movement. The event concludes with the A major sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, who advocated for human equality and democracy.

Huntsville, AL
David Maslanka: “Remember Me” for Cello and 19 Players
with Michael Samis, cello
Friday, April 24, 7:30 PM
Trinity United Methodist

Michael Samis, cello
Amy Dorfman, piano
Happy Birthday Lincoln: A Cello and Piano Recital
Thursday, February 12 at 8 PM
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Nashville cellist Michael Samis and Blair pianist Amy Dorfman collaborate in works by composers who had a voice in human rights, standing for equality in both their daily lives and through their music. The duo opens with Bela Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, followed by a moving sonata by Dame Ethel Smyth, who spent time in prison because of her work in the women’s suffrage movement. The event concludes with the A major sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, who advocated for human equality and democracy.

Michael Samis, cello
Amy Dorfman, piano
Friday, January 30 at 6:30 PM
Congregation Micah, Brentwood, TN
Performance will feature “selections” from the Feb. 12 recital 

Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme
Michael Samis, cellist, with Huntsville Youth Orchestra
Sunday, November 9 at 3 PM
Huntsville, AL

Bruch Kol Nidre at Congregation Micah
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM
2001 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN

Debut CD Launch Party at Deavor
Saturday, June 7, 8:30-11 PM
305 Jefferson St., Suite 125, Nashville
Doors open at 8:30 PM; performance at 9 PM

Elgar's Cello Concerto with the Murfreesboro Symphony
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thomspon Lane, Murfreesboro
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor
   Michael Samis, cellist; Joseph Lee, conductor
Elgar:  'Enigma' Variations

CD Recording with Gateway Chamber Orchestra
June 16-19, 2013
George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Clarksville, TN
Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro
Carl Reinecke - Cello Concerto, Op. 82
Ernest Bloch - Suite #1 for Cello Solo
John Tavener - Threnos
Osvaldo Golijov - Mariel
   with Eric Willie, marimba

Nashville Yom HaShoah Commemoration
April 7, 3 PM
Congregation Micah
Performing Ernest Bloch, Suite #1 for cello solo

     Part of A Forgotten Cello Concerto: Debut Solo Album

Bring Your Music to Schools - Nashville Symphony and Williamson County School's initiative
March 16, 10:30 AM
Franklin Theatre 
Performing Antonín Dvořák's String Quartet in F Major, "American,"
with Louise Morrison and Jessica Blackwell, violins; and Judith Ablon, viola
Reserve your ticket online with the Franklin Theatre or bring a tax-deductible instrument donation and get in free!

Recording Sessions with Kyle Bielfield, tenor, for his solo album on Delos Records
March 15 & 16

Gallery Performance with Cellist Michael Samis
March 12, 7:30 PM
The Rymer Gallery
233 Fifth Ave North, Nashville
J.S. Bach - Movements from Suite #1 for solo cello
Ernest Bloch - Canzona from Suite #1 for solo cello
John Tavener - Threnos for solo cello

     Part of A Forgotten Cello Concerto: Debut Solo Album

Sacred Space for the City Arts Series
March 3, 2013, 4 PM
Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Nashville, TN
Remembrance through Music
Michael Samis, cello
J.S. Bach - Suites #1 and #4 for Cello Solo 
Ernest Bloch - Suite #1 for Cello Solo
John Tavener - Threnos
Osvaldo Golijov - Mariel 
   with Eric Willie, marimba

     Part of A Forgotten Cello Concerto: Debut Solo Album

Gateway Chamber Orchestra
February 11, 2013, 7:30 PM
George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall - Clarksville, TN
Carl Reinecke's Cello Concerto, Op. 82
Michael Samis, cello

     Part of A Forgotten Cello Concerto: Debut Solo Album

Nashville Symphony - Onstage at the Schermerhorn
Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 PM
French Non-Impressionism: Works by Couperin, Messiaen and Franck
Michael Samis, cello; Megan Gale, piano
Accompanying artwork selected by Charles Samis

Michael Samis, Cellist, performing Max Bruch's Kol Nidrei
Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM
Congregation Micah for High Holy Day service
2001 Old Hickory Boulevard, Brentwood, TN

Rossi Live at The Duck Room
Friday, August 10 at 9 PM
Kendall Morgan, Thom Donovan & Michael Samis
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, MO

Rossi Live at The 5-Spot
Thursday, June 28 at 9 PM
1006 Forrest Ave., Nashville, TN
Kendall Morgan, Thom Donovan & Michael Samis
with special guests: Francis the Fighter & Aaron Espe

Emergence with Nashville Ballet and ALIAS
An innovative collaboration combining the creation of new works by three up-and-coming choreographers with contemporary chamber music
performed live by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
May 17-19, 2012
The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet

Gateway Chamber Orchestra
Monday, April 23, 2012, 7:30 PM 
Austin Peay State University Concert Hall, Clarksville
“Pocket-Sized Symphonies” 
Haydn's Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher”
Lee Hoiby's Concerto for Flute
Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat

Sixth Annual BACHanalia at Christ Church Cathedral
Friday, March 23, 2012, 5-11 PM
Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville
Performing from Bach's Suite No. 2 in D minor

ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8 PM
Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Debussy's Cello Sonata with pianist Leah Bowes

Vanderbilt University Faculty and Guest Artist Chamber Music Recital
Saturday, February 18, 2012, 8 PM
Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
Music of Franz Schubert

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 4 PM 
University School of Nashville 
Barber's Overture to the School for Scandal 
Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Michael Samis, cello
Liszt's Les Preludes

Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 7:30 PM
Iglesia de Dios Hispana
Barber's Overture to the School for Scandal 
Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Michael Samis, cello
Liszt's Les Preludes

OnStage at the Schermerhorn
A Nashville Symphony Community Engagement Program
designed for adult audiences to discuss, in a smaller,
relaxed setting, a variety of musical topics with
Nashville Symphony musicians
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 5:30 PM
Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht



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