On Sunday, Oct. 2, Cleveland Orchestra member Jack Sutte blends the old and the new on a recital of music for trumpet with organ and piano. Jason Aquila joins him for music of Enescu, Hovhaness, Kryl, Loeb, and Viviani, as well as the premiere of two new fanfares by Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory student Philip de Oliveira. The faculty recital is at 2 p.m. at Kulas Gamble Auditorium, Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory, Berea.
Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Or that the Orchestra's principal oboe, Frank Rosenwein, is an avid chamber musician who has spent summers at Marlboro Music in Vermont?
They'll each be featured in the Orchestra's gala concert on Saturday, October 1, at Severance Hall, soloing in music of Ferdinand David and Mozart.
Photos by Roger Mastroianni
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It’s Franz Welser-Möst a decade ago, when he officially took the podium as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Were you there for the first subscription concert that Franz conducted in his new role?
It was Haydn's Creation, with a stellar cast of soloists: Malin Hartelius (in a gorgeous debut by the soprano, who has since become a Cleveland Orchestra regular) alongside James Taylor and Thomas Quasthoff.
Malin returns on Oct. 6 and 9 to perform in Mozart's Mass in C minor ("The Great"), with Franz conducting.
The world premiere of a work commissioned from Burhans, alongside other new works that Cleveland Orchestra trombonist Richard Stout recorded for an upcoming Albany Records release, can be heard on a recital by Stout and pianist Christina Dahl on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Kulas Hall of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
All of the works they recorded are fantasy pieces, of which they will perform four. Two ballades are also on the recital, which is free and open to the public.
Photo of Richard Stout by Roger Mastroianni.
Cleveland's Plain Dealer looked at the upcoming Cleveland Orchestra season (just around the corner!) and provided capsule descriptions of each concert. It's a great way into the season, especially if there are composers or performers who are new to you. Read on.
Here's what music writer Zachary Lewis has to say about the first concert, Sept. 29:
"Starting off with flair, Welser-Most leads an eclectic program intermingling Renaissance selections by Gabrieli with 20th-century music by Stravinsky. Rounding out the evening is Tchaikovsky's ever-popular Fourth.''
Plain Dealer photo by Lisa DeJong
Violinist Katherine Bormann loves the Northeast Ohio snow. Percussionist Jacob Nissly has played rock, country, reggae, and hip-hop. Ying Fu wields a ping-pong paddle when he’s not playing the violin.
And violinist Jeffrey Zehngut’s first impression of The Cleveland Orchestra? “It’s been everything I was hoping for, and we’re not even in Severance Hall yet.”
The four new members of The Cleveland Orchestra were profiled in a Plain Dealer feature on Sunday, Sept. 18. The new season begins on Sept. 29.
Following its success in Cleveland and sold-out halls at the Salzburg Festival, a recording of Dvorak's opera about the water nymph who sings the famous "Song to the Moon" is now available on CD, featuring The Cleveland Orchestra and its music director, Franz Welser-Möst. It's currently at the Cleveland Orchestra Store, and will be internationally available for download and purchase on September 27, 2011.
Next up on the Orchestra's schedule of opera events: concert performances of Strauss's sexy Salome, with Nina Stemme, in May 2012.
Photos by Roger Mastroianni.
The all-American program of patriotic and reflective works includes Stars in the Field of Blue by Paul W. Whear; Memorials (on “Taps”) from American Ballads by Morton Gould; March-Past of the United States Armed Forces; “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland; "America the Beautiful"; "God Bless America"; and Born on the Fourth of July by John Williams, with the Orchestra’s principal trumpet, Michael Sachs, as soloist. The Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums will perform "Amazing Grace."
The concert also includes Carmen Dragon’s I Am An American, narrated by Robert Conrad, and selections featuring the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus.
Pre-concert tribute programs
Free pre-concert tribute programs and procession begin at 2:30 p.m., hosted by ideastream's Dee Perry.
2:30 p.m. - Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage “Stop The Hate”
2011 essay contest winners reading their essays
3:00 p.m. - Safety Forces Procession
Procession of first responders to Public Square, led by the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, featuring honor guards from Cleveland’s safety forces and the armed services, FDNY fire trucks that were present at Ground Zero, and safety forces from Cleveland and area suburbs. The procession will march from the Western Reserve Fire Museum to Public Square through a double-ladder formation of fire trucks at Ontario Street and Superior Avenue in the center of Public Square.
3:50 p.m. - “Shoulder to Shoulder” 9/11 Tribute Song
by Rev. Mark Giuliano, Pastor of Old Stone Church
4:00 p.m. - Poems of Peace
Community members Michael Salinger, Sara Holbrook, Phil Metres, and Cavana Faithwalker reading poems with themes of peace submitted by the community. In partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.
4:30 p.m. - Community Images of Peace Display
Giant screen displaying community-submitted original artwork and photos throughout the afternoon.
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - HandsOn NEO Activities in Tower City
Community members are invited to sign a thank-you wall to be donated to a local police station or firehouse; make thank-you cards for men and women serving our country overseas; and assemble mini disaster-preparedness kits for homebound seniors.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. - 9/11 exhibit in Tower City
Display about the 9/11 attacks, featuring a piece of steel from the twin towers and other artifacts and photographs from that day, collected by firefighters from NYC and the Cleveland area who helped in the rescue and recovery. T hese events in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will reflect the themes of remembrance, dedication, and hope. The Orchestra invites the community to gather together to honor the heroic first responders and pay tribute to those who lost their lives that day. For more information, and a schedule of events, please visit clevelandorchestra.com.