Two forces to be reckoned with debut at Blossom: Florence Price and Michelle Cann

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [1], An American Celebration: Michelle Cann (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Brett Mitchell (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 4.7.2021. (MSJ)

Michelle Cann (piano), Brett Mitchell (conductor) & Cleveland Orchestra
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Fresh and vital Kernis and Suk from The Cleveland Orchestra

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Twelve, Celestial Serenades: Michael Sachs (trumpet), Yolanda Kondonassis (harp), Strings of The Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Performed in Severance Hall, Cleveland, recorded in spring 2021, broadcast 3.5.2021, and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Vinay Parameswaran conducts The Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Lush Berg and poised Mozart in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Eleven, Order and Disorder: Afendi Yusuf (clarinet), Stephen Rose (violin), Jeanne Preucil Rose (violin), Lynne Ramsey (viola), Mark Kosower (cello), Strings of The Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Performed in Severance Hall, Cleveland, 18-19.3 and 14.4.2021 and reviewed as a video stream. (MSJ)

Afendi Yusuf (clarinet), Stephen Rose, Jeanne Preucil Rose (violins),
Lynne Ramsey (viola) & Mark Kosower (cello) (c) Roger Mastroianni

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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
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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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