Maestro Daniel Meyer and the orchestra engage listeners with a delightful array of concerts, each an intriguing sojourn, often without intermission.
MEDITATIONS AND SERENADES
Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Temple-Tifereth Israel
Dello Joio: Meditations on Ecclesiastes
Kathy Sebo, Guest Artist
Glick: The Klezmer’s Wedding
Amitai Vardi, clarinet
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
We celebrate the profound contribution of Jewish musicality in this evocative afternoon performance. Israeli-American musician Amitai Vardi shares his masterful command of the clarinet with The Klezmer’s Wedding, Sul Irving Glick’s portrait of Hebraic life. Also on the program is Meditations on Ecclesiastes by Norman Dello Joio, an invigorating interpretation of Old Testament verses. Rounding out the concert is Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings, with its richness and soul played from the heart.
Presented with support from the Jewish Federation Cleveland Israel Arts Connection and a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Plymouth Church UCC
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Sunday concert presented by Arts Renaissance Tremont—Freewill Offering
Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52
Adès: Three Studies from Couperin
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Acclaimed violinist Jinjoo Cho brings her “intense lyricism and heartfelt tenderness” to one of the greatest violin concertos ever written. Opening the program is Robert Schumann’s seldom performed “mini-symphony,” Overture, Scherzo and Finale. British composer Thomas Adès is inspired by the baroque as he reinterprets the harpsichord studies of François Couperin.
A CLASSICAL FEAST
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Plymouth Church UCC
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 Shaker Heights
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.