2023-2024 SEASON

Season 14

Maestro Daniel Meyer and the orchestra engages listeners with a delightful array of concerts and events, each an intriguing sojourn.

Jason Vieaux, guitarist

JASON VIEAUX PLAYS VIVALDI

In Collaboration with
Cleveland Classical Guitar Society

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

Vivaldi: Concerto in D, RV 93

Dorman: How to Love for Guitar and Strings
Cleveland Premiere

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux joined 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. Dorman writes, “How to Love speaks to the essentials of mindfulness and how to love. How to love oneself, how to listen and understand, be happy, and even disagree. The journey of embracing imperfection in order to love each other fully is explored throughout all the movements.” The program concluded with Beethoven’s joyful Symphony No. 7.

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Yolanda Kondonassis, harp

YOLANDA KONDONASSIS PLAYS RAVEL

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

Gounod: Petite Symphonie for Winds

Itoh: Kohola Sings


Ravel: Introduction and Allegro


Faure: Incidental Music to Pelléas et Mélisande

The beauty of the solo harp was extolled in two works for harp and strings. Yolanda Kondonassis performed 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 was the Petite Symphonie for Winds by Gounod and selections from the Incidental Music to Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré. Soprano Amanda Powell sang the Chanson de Mélisande.

Amanda Powell, soprano
Jinjoo Cho, violinist

JINJOO CHO PLAYS BARBER

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

McTee: Adagio

Barber: Violin Concerto

Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite for Full Orchestra

American vistas are the theme as dynamic 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.

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

Yaron Kohlberg, pianist

YARON KOHLBERG PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH


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

Bach/Mahler: Suite for Orchestra

Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in c minor, Op. 35

Pianist Yaron Kohlberg, President of Piano Cleveland, joined Maestro Meyer and the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra in the first piano concerto of Dmitri Shostakovich. The prominent trumpet solo in the piece was performed by Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Artist Diploma candidate Austin Cruz.

Austin Cruz

Other works on the program were Mahler’s arrangement of selections of Bach’s Orchestral Suites and the Danses Concertantes of Stravinsky.

PHOTO CREDITS: Jinjoo Cho – Kyu-Tae Shim, Yolanda Kondonassis – Mark Battrell, Jason Vieaux – Tyler Boye