Pairing style and substance in Cleveland with Britten and Ravel

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Ten, Style & Craft: Frank Rosenwein (oboe), Carolyn Gadiel Warner (piano), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Previously recorded at Severance Hall, Cleveland (9.3 and 8-9.4.2021) and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Vinay Parameswaran and strings of the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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Franz Welser-Möst and his musicians are conjuring Corigliano in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode Nine, Magical Musicians: Marc Damoulakis (percussion), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Filmed at Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 25-27.3.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Marc Damoulakis performs Corigliano’s Conjurer © Roger Mastroianni

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Winds return to Cleveland concerts via flute and organ

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode Eight, Visions and Impressions: Joshua Smith (flute), Paul Jacobs (organ), Strings and Timpani of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 18-20.3.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Joshua Smith plays Takemitsu © Roger Mastroianni

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Apollo’s Fire brings the inspiration of Jewish culture in the Italian Baroque to Cleveland

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Apollo’s Fire’s Tapestry – Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy: Daphna Mor (soprano, recorder), Ashlee Foreman (soprano), Daniel Moody (countertenor), Jacob Perry (tenor), Jeffrey Strauss (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor/harpsichord). First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, on 20-21.3.2021 and reviewed as a concert stream. (MSJ)

Apollo’s Fire’s Tapestry – Jewish Ghettos of Baroque Italy

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Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra contrast terror and serenity

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Seven: Memory and Transformation: Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor).  Reviewed as a video stream from Severance Hall, Cleveland, 29.3.2021. (MSJ)

Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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A showcase of Turlough O’Carolan from Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Apollo’s Fire’s Elegance – The Harper’s Voice: Anna O’Connell (harp, soprano), Amanda Powell (soprano), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor/harpsichord). First Baptist Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio, on 27.2.2021 and reviewed as a concert stream. (MSJ)

Kathie Stewart (flute) and Anna O’Connell (c) Apollo’s Fire

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Percussion returns to Cleveland via Shchedrin’s witty Carmen ballet

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Six – Shchedrin, Carmen-Suite: Strings and percussion of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Reviewed as a performance livestreamed from the Severance Hall, Cleveland, 11.3.2021. (MSJ)

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the strings and percussion of the Cleveland Orchestra
(c) Roger Mastroianni (courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.)

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Alisa Weilerstein communes with Bach in Cleveland’s Severance Hall

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Bonus Episode 2: Alisa Weilerstein Plays Bach: Alisa Weilerstein (cello). Performance from Severance Hall, Cleveland, and first streamed 25.2.2021. (MSJ)

Alisa Weilerstein (cello) (c) Roger Mastroianni

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