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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cleveland Orchestra performs second concert in Fridays@7 series at Severance Hall on November 20

CLEVELAND, October 23, 2009 – Jonathan Nott, chief conductor of Germany’s Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, will conduct The Cleveland Orchestra in its second Fridays@7 concert, titled Cello and Space, at Severance Hall on Friday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Nott will be making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with concerts on November 19, 20 and 21. The November 20 program features Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra), Opus 30, which was used prominently in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The opening work on the program is Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104, with Cleveland Orchestra Artist-in-Residence Alisa Weilerstein as soloist.
The new Fridays@7 series offers early-evening programs that are about 75 minutes long, performed straight through, followed by informal performances of music curated by Cleveland percussionist Jamey Haddad. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with bars open to serve drinks and light food. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and runs without intermission. After the concert, audience members can move to the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer just outside the Concert Hall and sample interesting cuisine, enjoy cocktails, and mingle with musicians while listening to world music. The first concert in the series, featuring Mitsuko Uchida with the Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, sold out.
On November 20, the featured post-concert performers will be internationally renowned percussionist Jamey Haddad & Friends, including hyper-accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman and percussionists Keita Ogawa and Dylan Moffitt, who performed with Alisa Weilerstein and The Cleveland Orchestra in Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul in April 2009. They’ll be joined by cellist Alisa Weilerstein and a drum ensemble of 20 musicians from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, in what promises to be an electrifying performance.

Upcoming Fridays@7 programs:
January 8, 2010: Tragedy to Triumph, with guest conductor Jaap van Zweden leading Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
February 19, 2010: Musical Obsession, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducting orchestral music by Richard Wagner
April 30, 2010: Royal Drums & Trumpets, with baroque specialist Bernard Labadie guest-conducting Handel’s Water Music

TICKET PRICES: Orchestra: $60, $41; Dress Circle: $82, $47; Balcony: $60, $47, $31.

CALENDAR LISTING:

Friday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m.

Severance Hall

Fridays@7 Concert
New Fridays@7 concerts are performed without intermission, last approximately 75 minutes, and are followed by food, drinks, mingling with musicians, and live performances of world music by Jamey Haddad & Friends, with a special appearance by Alisa Weilerstein.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
JONATHAN NOTT, conductor
ALISA WEILERSTEIN, cello

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra)

Ticket Prices: $31-$82 – Call (216) 231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or order online at clevelandorchestra.com

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