First Tuesday of each month @ 6:00pm Pacific time

Portland Cello Project pages: Facebook page or youtube channel 

Diane Chaplin, Cellist on Facebook

(can also be watched after the livestream on Diane's youtube channel)

Tuesday, December 6th


4 sets of variations for solo cello on the famous ancient melody,

each written by a cellist-composer of our time

  • Tanya Anisimova

  • Michal Stahel

  • George Mertens

  • Giovanni Sollima

Tuesday, January 3rd


Suites for solo cello (not by Bach!)

  • Gdal Salesski: Petite Suite

  • Liz Dilnot Johnson: Flexible Suite for Cello, part 1

  • Benjamin Britten: Suite #3

Tuesday, February 7th


  • Kathryn Patricia Cobbler: movements from Selah (with loop pedal)

  • Leila Adu-Gilmore: for Edna

  • Adolphus Hailstork: Variations on "Draw the Sacred Circle Closer"


Nov 6

Oregon Sinfonietta
soloist in Cello Concerto by Donald L. Appert

video available on youtube @DianeChaplinCello

Dec 2&3

Portland Cello Project


Dec 11

Portland Cello Project
Revolution Hall

 RECENT - still available to view 
on Diane's youtube channel

Tuesday, November 1st: SAINTS and SPIRITS

  • Serban Nichifor: Old Mormon Songs

  • Sofia Gubaidulina: Prelude (with sign of the cross)

  • Hugo Becker: Aus dem Leben des Waldschrat (From the Life of the Wood Gnome)

Tuesday, October 4th: DAYS of AWE

Meditative, solemn, intense - Jewish music to usher in Yom Kippur

  • Louis Lewandowski: Kol Nidrei

  • Naom Faingold: A Prayer for Those who Look Away

  • Graciane Finzi: Crepuscule di Kol Nidre

  • Dan Reiter: Kaddish

  • Iris Azquinezer: Bereshit

Tuesday, September 6th: REVISTING THE BAROQUE

  • John Webber: Suite #1

  • Paul Brantley: Branle Coupé

  • Natalie Klouda: Suite for Solo Cello (after the Suites by Bach & inspired by Indian classical music) 

Tuesday, August 2nd: IN ITALIA

  • Scipriani: Three Toccatas

  • Lucio Amanti: Jazz Suite

  • Carlotta Ferrari: Passing and Glassing 

  • Giovanni Sollima: Alone 

Tuesday, July 5th: AMERICANA

  • Randy Calistri-Yeh: Variations on My Country Tis of Thee

  • YoYo Ma/Andrea Yun: Simple Gifts

  • Lydia Jane Pugh: Carolina's Jig

  • Judith Markovich: Voices Long Kept Silent WORLD PREMIERE

  • Vieuxtemps/Chaplin: Souvenir d'Amerique 

Tuesday, June 7th: SOLLIMA!! 

  • Amor Vincit Omnia

  • Lamentatio 

  • Terra Acqua

  • Fandango (after Boccherini)

  • The Shooting - duo with cellist HEATHER BLACKBURN

  • Arboreto Salvatico - duo with cellist HEATHER BLACKBURN

Tuesday, May 3rd: SLAVIC ROOTS

  • March from Music for Children, by Prokofiev/Piatigorsky

  • Two Romantic Pieces, by Minyar-Beloruchev

  • Suite for Solo Cello, by Alexander Tcherepnin

  • Prelude #2, by Sofia Gubaidulina

  • Serenade, by Yuriy Leonovich

  • Toccata, by Nicolas Karjinsky

Tuesday, April 5th: NORDIC NOOK

  • Monolog 17 on Swedish Folk Songs, by Erland von Koch 

  • Icelandic folk music

  • Vocalise, by Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota (Norway)

  • Bravoustudien (excerpts), by Poul Ruders (Denmark)

  • Papillon #1, by Kaija Saariaho (Finland)

  • Variations for Solo Cello, by Jean Sibelius (Finland) 

Tuesday, March 1st: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

  • Fall of the Leaf, by Imogen Holst (England)

  • Jingu Suite (excerpts), by Chen Yi (China)

  • Reflections & Dances Part 2, by Liz Dilnot Johnson

  • Deploration Pour Un Amie Defunte, by Monique Gabus (France)

  • Swerve, by Jessica Meyer (for cello and loop pedal) (USA)

Tuesday, February 1st: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 

  • Stolen, by Allison Loggins-Hull

  • Fault Line, by Samantha Fernandez

  • Two Nigerian Songs, by Godwin Sadoh

  • Shades, by Daijana Wallace

  • Baroque Suite, by Dorothy Rudd Moore

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022: A NEW YEAR ON EVERY CONTINENT

  • Introit from Requiem by Peter Sculthorpe - Australia

  • The Ice King by Gerald Doorly - Antarctica

  • Nigerian Folk Song by Godwin Sadoh - Africa

  • Dance with Flying Cymbals by Chen Yi - Asia

  • Partita (excerpt) by Adnan Saygun - Asia

  • Appalachia Suite by Mark O'Connor - North America

  • Preludio y Cueca by José Luis Sánchez - South America
  • Solo Sonata by Gyorgy Ligeti - Europe