Maestro Daniel Meyer and the orchestra engage listeners with a delightful array of concerts, each an intriguing sojourn, often without intermission.
A CLASSICAL FEAST
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Plymouth Church UCC
2860 Coventry Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Saint-Georges: Symphonie Concertante in G Major, Op. 13
Ken Johnston and Emily Cornelius, violins
Beethoven: “Ah, Perfido!”
Laura Pedersen, soprano
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in g minor
The 18th century comes to life with renowned works by the two most eminent composers of the era. Soprano Laura Pedersen returns to sing Beethoven’s dramatic concert aria, while the orchestra performs Mozart’s penultimate symphony. The concert begins with a work for two violins by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Known as “the black Mozart,” he was every bit as famous in that epoch, acclaimed for his excellence with both the fiddle and the sword.
WITH HEAVEN AND EARTH
Saturday, May 2, 2020
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
With Cleveland Chamber Choir and Scott MacPherson, Director
Tann: With the Heather and Small Birds
Walker: The Golden Harp
McDowall: The Presence
Women composers abound in this collaborative performance with Cleveland Chamber Choir and Director Scott MacPherson. Tann, Walker and McDowall are each known for the energy and beauty of their compositions. This concert features both MacPherson and Meyer on the podium with works for orchestra alone and choir alone, culminating in a combined ensemble exploring the ethereal harmonies of the famous Requiem by Fauré.