Yaron Kohlberg
Plays Shostakovich

Saturday, October 7 | 7:30 PM
Church of the Covenant

President of Piano Cleveland
makes BlueWater debut.

Artistic Director Daniel Meyer

Immerse yourself in a Season of Superb Soloists.

BlueWater’s 14th Season features world-class artists who tour internationally, yet call Cleveland home or are connected here in paramount ways. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Meyer, Pianist and Director of Piano Cleveland Yaron Kohlberg plays Shostakovich, renowned violinist Jinjoo Cho returns to play Barber, extolled harpist Yolanda Kondonassis plays Ravel, and guitarist Jason Vieaux plays Vivaldi in collaboration with the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Join us and discover the restorative effects of the BlueWater experience.

2023-2024 Season


Yaron Kohlberg, pianist


Saturday, October 7, 2023
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

Pianist Yaron Kohlberg, President of Piano Cleveland, joins Maestro Meyer and the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra in the first piano concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich. The prominent trumpet solo in the piece will be performed by CIM Artist Diploma candidate Austin Cruz. Other works on the program are Mahler’s arrangement of selections of Bach’s Orchestral Suites and the Danses Concertantes of Stravinsky.

Jinjoo Cho, violinist


Friday, November 17, 2023
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

American vistas are the theme as popular violinist Jinjoo Cho returns to BlueWater to perform the lush Barber Violin Concerto. The program opens with Cindy McTee’s Adagio for String Orchestra, reminiscent of Barber’s beloved score. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring: Suite for Full Orchestra concludes this program of iconic works by American composers.

Jinjoo Cho’s appearance is made possible through the generosity of BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

Yolanda Kondonassis, harp


Saturday, March 16, 2024
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

The beauty of the solo harp is extolled in two works for harp and strings. Yolanda Kondonassis performs Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro as well as the world premiere of Kohola Sings by Takuma Itoh, a work that celebrates the humpback whale. Also on the program is the Roland: Suite by Lully and selections from the Incidental Music to Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré. Soprano Amanda Powell sings the Chanson de Mélisande.

Jason Vieaux, guitarist


Saturday, May 4, 2024
Church of the Covenant
University Circle

A Collaboration with the
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society


Jason Vieaux joins BlueWater Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Daniel Meyer in performances of two divergent works for solo guitar with string orchestra. The Vivaldi Concerto in D, RV 93 is a beloved masterpiece from the 17th century, while Israeli composer Avner Dorman’s concerto How to Love for guitar and strings resonates deeply with our times. The program concludes with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7.

BlueWater Chamber Orchestra is committed to expanding the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can be.

Committed to welcoming new audiences while serving established chamber music aficionados, BlueWater celebrates the luminous world of inspiring chamber orchestra music. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Meyer we’re conducting an era of lively creative performance and educational experiences. Reaching out to listeners via neighborhood-based programs that bring classical music directly to their doors, we perform at various venues across the region.

From Cleveland. For Cleveland.