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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:

December 24 - Host, Robert Conrad
Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Festival Concert

December 31 - Host, Robert Conrad
Cleveland Orchestra Gala Concert

January 7 – Host, Rob Grier
Music From the Western Reserve – Verve Chamber Players (Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Yu Jin, viola; Keith Robinson, cello; Donna Lee, piano)

January 14 – Host, Jacqueline Gerber
Baldwin Wallace Conservatory showcases selections from A Chorus Line and performances by the BW Symphony Orchestra, and the Elysian Trio (Julian Ross, violin; Merry Peckham, cello; Robert Mayerovitch, piano)

January 21 – Host, Robert Conrad
Apollo’s Fire presents the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.  Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Terri Richter, Nell Snaidas, sopranos; Richard Edgar Wilson, Zachary Wilder, Scott Mello, tenors; Kirsten Sollek, alto; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Paul Shipper, bass

January 28 – Host, Bill O’Connell
Case Western Reserve University - Fall Semester 2014 Highlights from CWRU’s School of Music. 

You can hear a brief preview of each of these concerts during the 3:00pm Arts Partners Hour the day prior to the broadcasts.

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.

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.

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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