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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Bonus delights from Cleveland and London

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Bonus Episode 1: Sonata and Serenade: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London (January 2021); Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2020, reviewed as a video stream). (MSJ)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Geoffrey Schied

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Riveting Musical Patterns in Cleveland Orchestra livestream

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Five: Musical Patterns: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Performance from January 2021 reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin) performs Arvo Pärt’s Fratres © Roger Mastroianni

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