Searing brilliance from Yuja Wang and Lorenzo Viotti in Cleveland

04/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Ravel: Yuja Wang (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 29.11.2019. (MSJ)

Yuja Wang

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Apollo’s Fire conjures up the Renaissance in Akron

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States ‘Scarborough Fayre’ – works by Dowland, Baltzar, Purcell and others: Amanda Powell (soprano), Brian Kay (tenor, lute), Parker Ramsay (tenor, harp), Peter Walker (bass, harp), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (director), First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 21.11.2019. (MSJ)

Alan Choo (baroque violin) and Brian Kay (lute) in a pre-concert talk
(c) Mark Jordan

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In Cleveland, Hrůša leads epic, draining Adams, followed by restorative Mahler

22/11/2019

United StatesUnited States John Adams, Mahler: Joélle Harvey (soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus (director: Lisa Wong), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (director: Ann Usher), members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (director: Daniel Singer), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 14.11.2019. (MSJ)

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.

Joélle Harvey, Jakub Hrůša, & The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni.

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Stealthy power in Khachatryan’s Shostakovich in Cleveland

12/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Shostakovich, Beethoven: Sergey Khachatryan (violin), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 7.11.2019. (MSJ)

Sergey Khachatryan

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Dark undercurrents and reserve in Uchida’s Cleveland recital

06/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Schubert: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 3.11.2019. (MSJ)

Mitsuko Uchida at Severance Hall (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Instrumental wonder in Slobodeniouk’s Cleveland debut

30/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Nielsen: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 24.10.2019. (MSJ)

Dima Slobodeniouk © Marco Borggreve

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In Ohio, a frustrating demonstration of why venues matter

25/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Echoes of Venice: Amanda Powell, Raha Mirzadegan (sopranos), Jacob Perry (tenor), The Dark Horse Consort, Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), United Church of Christ, Avon Lake, Ohio, 20.10.2019. (MSJ)

Jeannette Sorrell with the Dark Horse Consort, Apollo’s Singers,
and Apollo’s Fire

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An auspicious debut for the new director of CityMusic Cleveland

24/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Bruch, Montgomery, Haydn: Amit Peled (cello), CityMusic Cleveland / Amit Peled (conductor), St. Stanislaus Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 19.10.2019 (MSJ)

Amit Peled rehearsing CityMusic Cleveland
in St. Stanislaus Church (c) Mark S. Jordan

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