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Special Programs and Series

Broadway Buzz
Led by veteran theater director and professor Joe Garry, Broadway Buzz Pre-Show Talks offer behind-the-scenes insight into the shows that make up the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square.

Cleveland Ovations

This new series, airing Wednesday evenings at 8:00, showcases concerts from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory (and the Cooper International Competition), Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, ChamberFest Cleveland, Quire Cleveland, Apollo’s Fire, CityMusic Cleveland, and Music From the Western Reserve.  Here’s a glimpse of what’s ahead:

November 5Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Showcase - Wind Ensemble, Motet Choir, Rick Stout/Christina Dahl
November 12CityMusic Cleveland
November 19: CIM Orchestra. Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Strauss.
November 26CSU Faculty Concert
December 3Oberlin Conservatory
December 10CIM - Cavani String Quartet
December 17: Baldwin Wallace Conservatory -Lyceum2 and BW Men’s Chorus
December 24Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Festival Concert
December 31Cleveland Orchestra Gala Concert

Opera in America

Opera continues on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM with performances by opera companies from around the nation.  Coming up: 

November 1:  Michigan Opera Theater - Cyrano by David Di Chiera
November 8:  Caramoor Opera - Donezetti’s Lucrezia Borgia
November 15:  Glimmerglass - Tobias Picker:  An American Tragedy
November 22:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Verdi’s Macbeth
November 29:  Rossini Opera Festival - Armida

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Concerts by that Orchestra down the road prove that there is more to its home town than football. The Pittsburgh Symphony is heard Sundays at 10:00 AM.

November 2, 2014
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano

November 9, 2014
BALADA: Symphony No. 6
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin

November 16, 2014
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 3
STRAUSS: Four Last Songs
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Jessye Norman, soprano

November 23, 2014
VICTORIA: Dum complerentur
VICTORIA: Surrexit pastor bonus
VICTORIA: Ave Maria
VICTORIA: Versa est in luctum
BRUCKNER: Locus iste
BRUCKNER: Ave Maria
ALLEGRI: Miserere
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”
Manfred Honeck, conductor; The Tallis Scholars; Peter Phillips, director

November 30, 2014
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
Strauss Waltzes and Polkas
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Till Fellner, piano

December 7, 2014
HAYDN: Symphony No. 22, “The Philosopher”
DANIELPOUR: Darkness in the Ancient Valley
STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Christoph Konig, conductor; Hila Plitman, soprano

December 14, 2014
BACH (ORCH: STOKOWSKI): Toccata and Fugue in D minor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Helene Grimaud, piano

December 21, 2014
BURKE/JANG/ROSENBLUM/VALI/WILLIAMS: “The Elements” (World Premiere)
HOLST: The Planets
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

December 28, 2014
HANDEL: Messiah
Betsy Burleigh, conductor; Lisa Saffer, soprano;
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano; Philippe Castagner, tenor;
Sanford Sylvan, bass;
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

January 4, 2015
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor
HERSCH: Ashes of Memory, Mvt 2
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2
SIBELIUS: Valse Triste
Mariss Jansons, conductor; Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

January 11, 2015
CASELLA: Symphonic Fragments from La donna serpente
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 5
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

January 18, 2015
LALO: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra
LISZT: A Faust Symphony
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin

January 25, 2015
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
CAMILO: Piano Concerto No. 2, “Tenerife”
RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso
RAVEL: Pavane pour une infante defunte
RAVEL: Menuet antique
RAVEL: Bolero
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Michel Camilo, piano

February 1, 2015
GALBRAITH: Euphonic Blues
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1
WAGNER: Orchestral Highlights from Der Ring des Nibelungen
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Stephen Hough, piano

February 8, 2015
ROUSE: Supplica (World Premiere)
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
DEBUSSY: La Mer
RAVEL: La Valse
Juraj Valcuha, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin

February 15, 2015
ALBENIZ: Suite Espanola (orch. de Burgos)
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
PALOMO: Nocturnos de Andalucia
de FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Pepe Romero, guitar

February 22, 2015
MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20
MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 1
MOZART: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Robert Levin, piano; William Caballero, horn

March 1, 2015
MOZART: Selections from the Mass in C Major
MOZART: Laudate Dominum from Vesperae de confessore
MOZART: “Allelujah” from Exsultate, jubilate
MOZART: Selections from the Requiem in D minor
MOZART: Highlights from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Sunhae Im, soprano; Lucas Meachem, baritone; Don Marinelli, host; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

March 8, 2015
VIVALDI: The Four Seasons
MOZART: Chaconne from Idomeneo, Re di Creta
HAYDN: Symphony No. 103
Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Ye-Eun Choi, violin

March 15, 2015
MAHLER: Symphony No. 9
Manfred Honeck, conductor

March 22, 2015
GRIFFES: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan
BERNSTEIN: Fancy Free Ballet
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
Michael Stern, conductor

March 29, 2015
STRAUSS: Don Juan
STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
STRAUSS (ARR: ILLE): Suite from Elektra
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Offbeat

Offbeat from the Cleveland Institute of Music is heard on WCLV Saturdays at 11:00 AM.
It is hosted by Merry Peckham, cellist of the Cavani Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at CIM.

Alisa Weilerstein – November 8
(Note: Ali is playing with the Cleveland Orchestra November 6 and 8.)
In 1985 The Young Artist Program was initiated at the Cleveland Institute of Music
and Ali Weilerstein was a participant. The cellist made her debut with The Cleveland Orchestra
in 1995 when she was only 13 years old and has gone on to perform with almost every
major orchestra in the world. Ali shares her music- making and stories of growing up
as the daughter of Donald and Vivian Weilerstein - with you.

Lera Auerbach – November 15
Lera Auerbach has composed more than 100 scores that are performed
around the world. She was named Poet of the Year by the International Pushkin Society,
she was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic forum. She is a pianist, a
painter and a sculptor. If the arts are a language that can convey a message or emotion,
it can be said that Lera Auerbach speaks many of those languages fluently.

Isabel Trautwein -November 22
Trautwein believes in bringing music to the community
and is a member of the first violin section of The Cleveland Orchestra.
In September of 2011, she partnered with the Rainey Institute in Cleveland
to launch an intensive after-school music program, El Sistema at Rainey.
El Sistema, “the system,” was founded 35 years ago in Venezuela
to bring the power of music into the lives of children.

Vivian Horneck Weilerstein– December 6th
Vivian Hornik Weilersteins’s destiny may have been
to become a member of a piano trio. She is a pianist who married a violinist
and raised a daughter who has become one of the top cellists in the world.
Vivian went from playing as a successful soloist to forming the highly acclaimed Weilerstein Trio.
Hear about her journey from working as one, to two to three and how she’s guiding other piano trios
to reach new levels of performance this week on Offbeat.

Vinson Cole – December 13
A conversation with American tenor Vinson Cole
who is internationally recognized as one of the leading artists of his generation.
His career has taken him to all of the major opera houses across the globe -
from the Metropolitan Opera and Opera National de Paris Bastille
to Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Vienna State Opera, among many others.

Daedalus Quartet – December 20th
The string quartet performance legacy has been passed down
from one generation to the next. The Daedalus Quartet is part of a new generation
of successful string quartets. The New Yorker called them, “An exceptionally refined young ensemble
with a translucent sound.” Violinists Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul from the Daedalus Quartet
fill listeners in on their journey as a string quartet founded in the 21st century this week on Offbeat.

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