Enchantments (Except for Brahms) from Mikko Franck and Cleveland Orchestra

12/12/2017

Julian Anderson, Mozart, Brahms: Richard Goode (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Mikko Franck (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 7.12.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Elusive New Piano Concerto Precedes Grandiose Bruckner

03/12/2017

Sciarrino, Bruckner: Jonathan Biss (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 30.11.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Unusual Holiday Journey from Apollo’s Singers and Soloists, Spanning the Atlantic

30/11/2017

Various composers, Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: A Celtic-Appalachian Celebration: Amanda Powell (soprano), Ross Hauck (tenor), with Molly Netter (soprano) and Jeffrey Strauss (baritone), and Apollo’s Singers / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), Apollo’s Fire. St. Peter’s Church, Mansfield, Ohio, 29.11.2017. (MSJ) Read more

A Rare Paulus Organ Concerto, and a Sea of Coughing

27/11/2017

Copland, Paulus, Tchaikovsky: Paul Jacobs (organ), Cleveland Orchestra / Giancarlo Guerrero (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 24.11.2017. (MSJ) Read more

A Composer’s Call for Environmental Change

15/11/2017

Margaret Brouwer: Angela Mitchell (soprano), Merav Eldan (mezzo-soprano), Brian Skoog (tenor), Bryant Bush (bass), Oberlin Musical Union (Gregory Ristow, director), Cleveland Institute of Music Children’s Choir (Jennifer Call, director), Blue Streak Ensemble / Domenico Boyagian (conductor). Breen Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio, 12.11.2017. (MSJ)

Margaret Brouwer, composer of <i>Voice of the Lake</i> (c) Classical Music Communications

Margaret Brouwer, composer of Voice of the Lake
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‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’: Nicholas Phan’s Tale in Homage to Schubert

11/11/2017

Thomas Morley, William Lawes, Robert Johnson, John Blow, Nicholas Lanier, Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Alfonso Ferrabosco – A Painted Tale: Members of Apollo’s Fire: Johanna Novom and Evan Few (violins), René Schiffer and Ann Marie Morgan (violas da gamba, cello), William Simms and Charles Weaver (lutes) / Nicholas Phan (tenor and director). First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 9.11.2017. (MSJ)

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Ashkenazy Makes Elgar Easy As ‘Pi’

07/11/2017

Elgar, Beethoven: Emmanuel Ax (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 3.11.2017. (MSJ)

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Emmanuel Ax (c) Maurice Jerry Beznos

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NEW! A Composer Speaks Up for the Environment: An Interview with Margaret Brouwer

01/11/2017

Mark Sebastian Jordan Encounters Margaret Brouwer

American composer Margaret Brouwer will be premiering an oratorio, Voice of the Lake, on November 12 in Cleveland. Though she grew up in Michigan, the composer now lives near Lake Erie in Ohio, where she served as head of the composition department of the Cleveland Institute of Music until 2008. By her own reckoning, she has a special relationship with nature in general, and water in particular, which is reflected in many of her pieces.

 Margaret Brouwer, composer of 'Voice of the Lake' (Photo: Christian Steiner)

Margaret Brouwer, composer of Voice of the Lake
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