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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pink Martini - Concours video / Video contest

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Dépoussiérez vos caméras, trouvez un preneur de son, montez une équipe de tournage et auditionnez vos amis — PINK MARTINI lance un appel aux cinéastes de l’Amérique du Nord afin de réaliser son prochain vidéoclip! Tous sont invités à prendre part à ce grand concours en soumettant un vidéoclip réalisé pour l’une des six chansons du plus récent album du groupe, Splendor in the Grass : Ninna nanna, Ohayoo Ohio, Splendor in the Grass, Où est ma tête?, And Then You’re Gone ou Over the Valley.

Premier prix : Deux billets aller-retour pour Nice, France (départ d’un aéroport majeur de l’Amérique du Nord), trois nuitées pour deux à l’hôtel et deux billets pour assister au concert de Pink Martini au Festival de jazz de Nice le 24 juillet 2010. Le gagnant recevra de plus un montant de 500 € (ECU) en argent comptant pour dépenses personnelles ainsi qu’un paquet-cadeau contenant de la marchandise de Pink Martini.
Deuxième prix : Deux billets pour l’un des concerts de Pink Martini aux États-Unis ou au Canada en 2010, 250 $ (CAD) en argent comptant ainsi que de la marchandise de Pink Martini.

Troisième prix : Deux billets pour l’un des concerts de Pink Martini aux États-Unis ou au Canada en 2010, ainsi que de la marchandise de Pink Martini.

La vidéo doit inclure la version originale et complète de l’une des six pièces proposées. Les paroles sont accessibles ici.

Les vidéoclips comportant des images violentes ou obscènes seront refusés d’emblée.

Les participants doivent être des résidents des États-Unis, du Canada ou du Mexique. Le concours prend fin le 31 mai 2010.

Pour connaître les règlements et les informations du concours, visitez le http://pinkmartini.com/video-contest/north-america/.

Les chansons peuvent être écoutées ici.
Dust off your video cameras, call your boom guy, bring in the best boy and cast your comrades–we want you, filmmakers of North America, to direct our next music video as part of our first ever Music Video Contest! We invite our fans to create a clever, inspired music video for the band for one of six songs from the new CD Splendor in the Grass: “Ninna nanna,” “Ohayoo Ohio,” “Splendor in the Grass,” “Ou est ma tete?,” “And Then You’re Gone,” or “Over the Valley.”

First, Second and Third place winners will receive the following prizes:
First Prize: Two round trip plane tickets to Nice, France (from a major North American airport), three nights for two at a hotel, and two tickets to see Pink Martini perform at the Nice Jazz Festival on July 24, 2010. In addition, the winner will receive 500 euros cash, and a package of special Pink Martini paraphernalia. Instead of above first prize, winner may, alternately, choose a $2500 cash prize.

Second Prize: Two tickets to any Pink Martini show in the US or Canada in 2010, $250 cash, and a package of Pink Martini paraphernalia.

Third Prize: Two tickets to any Pink Martini show in the US or Canada in 2010, and a package of Pink Martini paraphernalia.

The video should include the complete song for whichever song you choose. Lyrics for the songs are available here; songs can be streamed here. Please do not include violent images in the videos.
You must be a resident of the United States, Canada or Mexico to enter this contest. Contest deadline is May 31, 2010.

For a complete list of contest rules and information please visit
http://pinkmartini.com/video-contest/north-america/.

Patrice L'Ecuyer anime La Soirée des Jutra

Toutes les informations au : www.lesjutra.ca
Patrice L’Ecuyer anime
La soirée des Jutra en direct
de La Tohu de Montréal
à la Télévision de Radio-Canada
Montréal, 17 mars 2010 – La Soirée des Jutra, animée par Patrice L’Ecuyer, propose un gala éblouissant dans l’espace grandiose de La Tohu. C’est une première pour un gala de cette nature et nul doute que le défi d’occuper ce lieu exceptionnel aura un effet électrisant sur les spectateurs et offrira un cadre particulier à la réalisation télévisuelle. Cette soirée magique sera donc diffusée en direct de La Tohu, le dimanche 28 mars à 19 h 30 à la Télévision de Radio-Canada.

Couronnant les meilleurs artistes, artisans, techniciens et producteurs du cinéma d’ici, La Soirée des Jutra est le moment privilégié de l’année pour les célébrer. Patrice L’Ecuyer sera entouré de présentateurs bien connus, dont Danielle Proulx, Pascale Bussières, Normand D’Amour, Jean-Carl Boucher, Bénédicte Décary, Maxim Gaudette,Sandrine Brisson, Karine Vanasse, Fanny Mallette, Michel Côté ainsi que d’autres personnalités surprises. Le gala des Jutra veut aussi être la vitrine prestigieuse de tous les talents des créateurs du cinéma québécois 2009 et rendre hommage avec classe aux artisans d’ici. Un gala hors d’ondes couronnera à compter de 19 h à La Tohu même, les lauréats dans les catégories Maquillage, Coiffure, Son, Costumes, Direction artistique, Film s’étant le plus illustré à l’extérieur du Québec. Un bref montage des meilleurs moments de ce gala sera diffusé pendant La Soirée des Jutra où on partagera aussi un moment d’émotion en rappelant le souvenir de grands disparus du 7e Art.

Le prix hommage sera décerné à René Malo, dont la carrière bien remplie comme producteur et distributeur, sera illustrée le soir du gala. Sylvain Larocque et Pascal Mailloux apporteront un soin particulier à cet hommage afin de témoigner de la place singulière que M. Malo a occupée durant plus de 30 ans dans le paysage cinématographique.

Comédien et cinéaste de grand talent et reconnu depuis plus de vingt ans comme un de nos metteurs en scène les plus inspirés, Yves Desgagnés signe la direction artistique et la mise en scène. Jocelyn Barnabé, à qui on doit une multitude de productions substantielles, galas, concerts et émissions concepts, réalise La Soirée deS Jutra, une coproduction de La Grande Nuit du cinéma et de Radio-Canada. Mégo assure la direction musicale.
 
Sur ARTV :
La rétrospective NOTRE CINÉMA et LA FIÈVRE DES JUTRA
ARTV donnera le coup d’envoi de la 12e Soirée des Jutra le 28 mars à 19 h avec l’émission spéciale Notre Cinéma, animée par Rebecca Makonnen, qui fera un survol des nominations à La Soirée des Jutra de cette année.

Puis, vers 22 h, immédiatement après le gala diffusé à Radio-Canada, René Homier-Roy et Anne-Marie Withenshaw rencontreront en direct les principaux gagnants de la soirée, dont les lauréats des prix d’interprétation, dans le cadre de La Fièvre des Jutra.
Cette émission sera rediffusée le lendemain, le lundi 29 mars à 22 h 30 en direct sur radio-Canada.ca.

Les internautes pourront suivre la Soirée des Jutra en direct sur le site radio-Canada.ca/jutra et participer au clavardage tout au long de la soirée. Pour ceux qui ne pourront voir le gala en direct, les meilleurs moments seront offerts sur le site après la diffusion pendant un mois. D’ici là, on peut consulter l’album photos et la liste des finalistes, ainsi que la bande-annonce des films en nomination dans la catégorie MEILLEUR FILM, et le défi cinéma pour découvrir son profil de cinéphile.

The Cleveland Orchestra announces Fall 2010 Tokyo Residency and Asian Tour

The Orchestra returns to Tokyo in a four-concert Residency at Suntory Hall

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads four programs in Japan and South Korea

Mitsuko Uchida is pianist and conductor for Mozart programs and featured soloist in Beethoven program in Japan

Tour includes first Cleveland Orchestra appearances at Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo and Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Japan, and at Goyang Arts Center and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea

CLEVELAND, March 15, 2010 – Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will embark on their tenth international tour together this fall, performing in Japan and South Korea.  Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will join the Orchestra in Japan.  The eight-concert, four-city tour begins with a performance in Sapporo, Japan, on November 10 and ends with a program at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea on November 21.  The centerpiece of the tour is a Cleveland Orchestra Residency at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, with four concerts at the acclaimed venue.

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will conduct from the keyboard in all-Mozart programs at Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo (November 10), at Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya (November 12), and in concerts at Suntory Hall in Tokyo (November 14 and 16).  Ms. Uchida will also be featured as soloist with Franz Welser-Möst conducting an all-Beethoven program consisting of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Opus 58, and the Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) in E-flat major, Opus 55, at Suntory Hall on November 18.
 
Franz Welser-Möst will conduct a second program at Suntory Hall consisting of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Takemitsu’s Dream/Window, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major on November 17.  
         
The tour concludes with Mr. Welser-Möst conducting two programs in South Korea. On Saturday, November 20, he leads Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Divertimento in D major, K. 136; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) at the Goyang Arts Center. On Sunday, November 21, Mr. Welser-Möst conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E major and two works excerpted from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes – the Four Sea Interludes and the Passacaglia – at the Seoul Arts Center.

The Cleveland Orchestra in Asia
The Orchestra first performed in Japan in 1970 and most recently appeared there in 1998, during a tour of Japan and China.  The Cleveland Orchestra performed in Seoul, South Korea, for the first time in 1970, and most recently appeared there in 1978.  

TOUR FACTS AND HISTORY:
·       Kitara Concert Hall:  The Orchestra has previously played in Sapporo in 1970.  This is the Orchestra’s first performance in Kitara Concert Hall.
·       This will be the Orchestra’s first performance in the city of Nishinomiya, at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center.
·       The Cleveland Orchestra has performed 12 times at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, including concerts for a Beethoven series with Christoph von Dohnányi, the Orchestra’s former Music Director, in 1993, during which Mitsuko Uchida appeared as piano soloist.  The Orchestra most recently performed at the hall in 1998.
·       The Orchestra has previously performed in Seoul in 1970 and 1978. 
·       This will be its first time performing at the Goyang Arts Center in Goyang, South Korea, which opened in 2004, and the Seoul Arts Center, in Seoul, which opened in 1988.

International tours of The Cleveland Orchestra are supported by the Frances Elizabeth Wilkinson International Touring Fund.

(A detailed tour schedule, brief Orchestra history,
and biographies of Franz Welser-Möst and Mitsuko Uchida follow.)
 
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
TOKYO RESIDENCY AND ASIAN TOUR
NOVEMBER 10-21, 2010

SAPPORO, JAPAN
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Kitara Concert Hall
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor/piano
         
MOZART: Divertimento in D major, K.136
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595

Nishinomiya, JAPAN
Friday, November 12, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Hyogo Performing Arts Center
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor/piano

MOZART: Divertimento in F major, K.138
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491

TOKYO, JAPAN
Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Suntory Hall
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor/piano

MOZART: Divertimento in F major, K.138
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491

TOKYO, JAPAN
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Suntory Hall
Mitsuko Uchida, conductor/piano

MOZART: Divertimento in D major, K.136
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595

TOKYO, JAPAN
Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Suntory Hall
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
TAKEMITSU: Dream/Window
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 

TOKYO, JAPAN
Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.
Suntory Hall
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)

GOYANG, SOUTH KOREA
Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
Goyang Arts Center
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
MOZART: Divertimento in D major, K.136
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sunday, November 21, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.
Seoul Arts Center
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BRITTEN: “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes
BRITTEN: Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7

A Brief History of The Cleveland Orchestra
Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world.  In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement.

The Cleveland Orchestra’s educational programs, a cornerstone of the Orchestra’s original mission, have introduced nearly four million Cleveland-area schoolchildren to symphonic music since 1921.  During the 2009-10 season, the Orchestra launched a Community Music Initiative that began with orchestral performances led by Franz Welser-Möst in Cleveland Metropolitan School District public schools.  Designed to provide greater access to orchestral music for more of Northeast Ohio’s citizens than ever before, the Community Music Initiative introduces new programs throughout the year for students from preschool through high school.  The season closes in June 2010 with a free retrospective concert celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer fellowships, featuring new works created through this ongoing program.

The partnership with Franz Welser-Möst, now in its eighth season, has earned The Cleveland Orchestra unprecedented residencies in the United States and in Europe, including one at the Musik­verein in Vienna – the first of its kind by an American orchestra.  The Orchestra returned to Vienna during the 2009-10 season for its fourth Musikverein Residency as part of a nine-concert tour.  The Orchestra regularly appears at European festivals, including an ongoing series of biennial residencies at the Lucerne Festival (featuring Roche Commissions, a project involving the Orchestra, the Festival, and Carnegie Hall).  In the United States, Mr. Welser-Möst and the Orchestra have toured from coast to coast, including regular appearances at Carnegie Hall, and in January 2007 began an unprecedented long-term residency project in Miami, Florida, where they perform annually at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and provide a wide array of community and educational activities.  In addition, the 2009-10 season marks the announcement of a residency at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival that starts in 2011 and will feature The Cleveland Orchestra in Vienna State Opera productions.

 The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens.  It has been led by seven music directors (Nikolai Sokoloff 1918-33, Artur Rodzinski 1933-43, Erich Leinsdorf 1943-46, George Szell 1946-70, Lorin Maazel 1972-82, Christoph von Dohnányi 1984-2002, and Franz Welser-Möst 2002-present), and one musical advisor (Pierre Boulez 1970-72).  Expansion to a year-round schedule was made possible in 1968 with the opening of Blossom Music Center, an outdoor facility in nearby Cuyahoga Falls that is home to the Orchestra’s Blossom Festival.  Today, touring, residencies, radio broadcasts, and recordings available by internet download and on DVD and CD provide access to the Orchestra’s music-making to a broad and loyal constituency around the world.
For additional information, please visit clevelandorchestra.com.

Franz Welser-Möst
Music Director
Kelvin Smith Family Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst is in his eighth year as Music Director of The Cleveland Orchestra.  His long-term commitment extends to the Orchestra’s centennial in 2018.  Under his direction, the Orchestra holds residencies in the United States and Europe, champions living composers, partners with Northeast Ohio public schools and conservatories, and has re-established itself as an operatic ensemble.  Concurrently with his post in Cleveland, Mr. Welser-Möst becomes General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera in the autumn of 2010.

Under Mr. Welser-Möst’s leadership, The Cleveland Orchestra holds ongoing residencies at Vienna’s famed Musikverein hall and Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival, along with an annual Miami Residency.  In 2011, Mr. Welser-Möst and the Orchestra launch a biennial residency at New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, which will feature The Cleveland Orchestra in Vienna State Opera productions.

Under Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has presented eleven world and fourteen United States premieres.  In 2009, Mr. Welser-Möst led a Zurich Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro at Severance Hall.  He and The Cleveland Orchestra continue the Mozart/Da Ponte operas in Cleveland with Mozart’s Così fan tutte in 2009-10 and Don Giovanni in 2010-11.
 
Recent and upcoming international engagements include a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle with stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf at the Vienna State Opera.  During the 2009-10 season, Mr. Welser-Möst leads additional Ring performances, as well as Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Parsifal, with the Vienna State Opera.  In the summer of 2009, Franz Welser-Möst appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Salzburg Festival, the BBC Proms, and the Lucerne Festival.  He also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic at the 2009 Salzburg Easter Festival.

Following his 1989 American debut and prior to his appointment in Cleveland, Mr. Welser-Möst regularly guest-conducted the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.  Mr. Welser-Möst was music director of the London Philharmonic from 1990 to 1996.  Across his decade-long tenure with the Zurich Opera, culminating in three seasons as General Music Director (2005-08), Mr. Welser-Möst led more than 40 new productions.  In the spring of 2010, he leads Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten and Mozart’s Così fan tutte in Zurich.
            
Mr. Welser-Möst’s recordings and videos have won the Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Japanese Record Academy Award, and two Grammy nominations.  Mr. Welser-Möst has led The Cleveland Orchestra in video recordings of live performances of the Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 5, 7, and 9.  Mr. Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Deutsche Grammophon in 2007.
            
Mr. Welser-Möst has been recognized by the Western Law Center for Disability Rights and is an honorary member of the Vienna Singverein.  Musical America named him the 2003 Conductor of the Year.
 
Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida’s interpretations of a wide range of repertoire have gained her a formidable reputation as a pianist who brings intellectual acuity and musical insight to her performances.   She is particularly noted for her interpretations of Mozart and Schubert, both in the concert hall and on CD, but also has illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, Boulez, and Beethoven for a new generation of listeners.
 
Ms. Uchida made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in February 1990, and since that time has performed with the Orchestra at Severance Hall, at the Blossom Festival, and on tour to Europe and Japan.  Between 2002 and 2007, she played and conducted from the keyboard an acclaimed series of Mozart piano concertos with The Cleveland Orchestra.  Her most recent appearances with the Orchestra included performances of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 at Severance Hall and during the Orchestra’s fall 2009 European tour and Vienna Musikverein Residency. 

Mitsuko Uchida’s latest recording with the Cleveland Orchestra features her conducting the ensemble from the keyboard in performances of the Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 23 (K.488) and 24 (K.491).  The recording was a bestseller in the United Kingdom, ranked “Top Ten Exceptional Recordings of 2009” by New Yorker Magazine, and “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone Magazine.
 
Mitsuko Uchida performs throughout the world with many different partners.  She was the focus of a Carnegie Hall “Perspectives” series titled Mitsuko Uchida: Vienna Revisited and took part in Mozart 250th birthday celebrations in Salzburg.  She has been artist-in-residence at The Cleveland Orchestra as well as with the Berlin Philharmonic, with the Konzerthaus Vienna, and at Salzburg Mozartwoche.
 
Mitsuko Uchida records exclusively for Decca.  In April 2008, BBC Music Magazine presented its Instrumentalist of the Year and Disc of the Year awards to Ms. Uchida.  Her recording of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto with Pierre Boulez and The Cleveland Orchestra won four awards in 2001, including one from Gramophone for best concerto recording.
 
Mitsuko Uchida has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to aiding the development of young musicians and is a trustee of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.  She is also co-director, with Richard Goode, of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. 

The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2010-11 season includes wide-ranging programs and initiatives

Community programming, staged opera, alternate concert formats, and traditional orchestral concerts combine to sustain audience growth and support in Northeast Ohio

Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Simon Keenlyside, concludes the Orchestra’s Mozart/Da Ponte cycle of fully staged opera

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst opens the season with a public-school performance for the second consecutive year

National and international appearances include annual Miami Residency in its fifth season, new Tokyo Residency, and first academic residency at Indiana University
 
CLEVELAND, March 15, 2010 – The Cleveland Orchestra has announced its 2010-11 season. Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the Orchestra continues its local programming diversification with numerous initiatives to attract new audiences and support.  Within a full schedule of traditional subscription concerts, the season will feature the new series introduced in 2009 including Fridays@7, Musically Speaking, and the Celebrity Series, alongside fully staged opera.  Also in the coming season, the Orchestra will inaugurate a two week Baroque Festival in Severance Hall. 

Orchestra performances in public schools are an important part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s history.  Franz Welser-Möst restored that tradition in the 2009-10 season when he conducted the Orchestra in two high schools in Cleveland and one in Miami.  Hundreds of students who had never heard live orchestral music before were able to experience it for the first time.  The Orchestra’s traditional Education Concerts at Severance Hall for more than 16,000 students annually will continue, as well as the Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert series.
            
The innovative variety of concert programs and formats presents audiences in Northeast Ohio with multiple ways to partake of symphonic music.  Fridays@7 offers a social experience, Musically Speaking brings new audiences and long-time fans closer to the music, and the Celebrity Series spotlights different genres of music. 

Music Director Franz Welser-Möst’s Programming
Franz Welser-Möst opens his ninth season with The Cleveland Orchestra with a program including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, in two subscription concerts at Severance Hall and at a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school.  Also during the 2010-11 season, Mr. Welser-Möst will conduct John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony; Bach’s Mass in F major (BWV 233); Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto and Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8; Dvořák’s Te Deum, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; a fully staged production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Rossini’s Stabat Mater; and Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, among 39 performances at Severance Hall, the Miami Residency, and on tour.  Mr. Welser-Möst will lead the fifth Roche Commission, an American premiere of Woven Dreams, by Toshio Hosokawa, in January.  At the end of the season, Mr. Welser-Möst conducts the world premiere of Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow Jörg Widmann’s Flute Concerto and the Cleveland Orchestra premiere of On a Wire, a concerto for eighth blackbird by Jennifer Higdon that is a co-commission by six orchestras.

Franz Welser-Möst will conduct Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 in the 2010-11 season.  He has led the Orchestra in three DVD productions of Bruckner symphonies in three historic venues – the Abbey of St. Florian in Linz, Austria, the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, and in Cleveland at Severance Hall – which have been telecast in Europe and the United States.  In 2011, during the Orchestra’s residency at the Lincoln Center Festival, Mr. Welser-Möst will conduct four Bruckner symphonies.  Mr. Welser-Möst is a native of Linz, Austria, where Bruckner spent the formative years of his career.

Mozart’s Don Giovanni
The Mozart/Da Ponte cycle of operas fully staged at Severance Hall concludes as Franz Welser-Möst conducts Don Giovanni on March 19, 22, 24, and 27, 2011.  The production of Don Giovanni will be based on the Zurich Opera production directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.  The Orchestra’s three-season cycle of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas began in 2009, with four performances of Le nozze di Figaro.  The same number of performances of Così fan tutte were presented in March 2010.

Baritone Simon Keenlyside will perform the title role of Don Giovanni, in his first performances of the role in the United States.  “He can switch from genteel seductiveness to physical threat in a moment, registering all the gradations in his wonderfully vital and well-focused singing,” wrote the Guardian of London, reviewing a performance by Mr. Keenlyside in Don Giovanni at Covent Garden.  In a review of a 2008 production at the Royal Opera House, the Guardian described Mr. Keenlyside as “a tour de force.”  Mr. Keenlyside most recently appeared with the Orchestra during a Cleveland Orchestra Musikverein Residency in Vienna in the fall of 2009. 

  The cast for Don Giovanni includes soprano Eva Mei (Donna Anna) in her Cleveland Orchestra debut, soprano Malin Hartelius (Donna Elvira), baritone Ruben Drole (Leporello), tenor Shawn Mathey (Don Ottavio) in his Cleveland Orchestra debut, soprano Martina Janková (Zerlina), baritone Reinhard Mayr (Masetto) in his Cleveland Orchestra debut, bass-baritone Alfred Muff (Commendatore), and the Cleveland Orchestra Opera Chorus.  The opera will be performed in Italian, with English supertitles.

Orchestra’s Baroque Festival Features Artist-in-Residence Ton Koopman
Ton Koopman will lead a two-week Baroque Festival with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in April and May, including works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and Handel.  Mr. Koopman will become the Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence with the 2010-11 season.  He is the founder and conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, artistic director of the French Festival “Itinéraire Baroque,” Professor at the University of Leiden, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.  He was named as Artist-in-Residence for The Cleveland Orchestra in June 2008, following his debut with the Orchestra in February 2008.  The three-year Artist-in-Residence position is supported by the Malcolm E. Kenney Artist-in-Residence Fund. 
 
Jörg Widmann, Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow
Franz Welser-Möst will conduct the world premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Flute Concerto, featuring Cleveland Orchestra Principal Flute Joshua Smith, at Severance Hall in May 2011.  German composer Jörg Widmann is the Orchestra’s sixth Daniel R. Lewis Young Composer Fellow.  In his second season with the Orchestra, Mr. Widmann will continue to participate in rehearsals, masterclasses, and educational activities.
Mr. Widmann is a winner of the Claudio Abbado Composition Award of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy, and most recently the winner of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Elise L. Stoeger Prize. The Flute Concerto was commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra through the Young Composers Fund, established in 1997 by a $1 million gift from Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis, who reside in Florida.  Mr. Lewis is the Chair of the Musical Arts Association of Miami.  
 
Conductor and Soloist Debuts
Guest conductors making their Cleveland Orchestra debuts in 2010-11 are Jiří Bĕlohlávek, Andrey Boreyko, Thomas Dausgaard, and Vladimir Jurowski.  Other artists debuting this season are tenor Shawn Mathey, baritone Reinhard Mayr, soprano Eva Mei, bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, soprano Jessica Rivera, and the ensemble eighth blackbird.  Mitsuko Uchida appears this season with the Orchestra in Japan, and will perform a solo recital at Severance Hall in February.  Violinist Julia Fischer, cellist Alban Gerhardt, and pianists David Fray and Kirill Gerstein will mark their Severance Hall debuts – they have performed with the Orchestra in prior seasons at Blossom Music Center.
 
Returning Artists
            Several conductors make return visits this season: Semyon Bychkov, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrew Davis, Music Director Laureate Christoph von Dohnányi, Hans Graf, Ton Koopman, Kurt Masur, Matthias Pintscher, and Pinchas Steinberg.  Returning soloists include Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Emanuel Ax, Anna Bonitatibus, Laura Claycomb, Ruben Drole, Andrew Foster-Williams, Horacio Gutiérrez, Malin Hartelius, Steven Isserlis, Martina Janková, Leonidas Kavakos, Simon Keenlyside, Radu Lupu, Christopher Maltman, Martin Mitterrutzner, Alfred Muff, Kelley O’Connor, Garrick Ohlsson, and Frank Peter Zimmermann. 
The season features five members of the Orchestra as soloists.  Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet, will perform Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto; Richard King, Principal Horn, will perform in programs led by Christoph von Dohnányi; William Preucil, Concertmaster, will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5; Joshua Smith, Principal Flute, premieres Widmann’s Flute Concerto; and Robert Walters, Solo English Horn, will perform Vasks’s English Horn Concerto.

Miami Residency
The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual Miami Residency continues in its fifth season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.  The Orchestra’s Miami Residency includes a series of subscription concerts at the Adrienne Arsht Center as well as education and family concerts, and a broad spectrum of music education and outreach activities in the Miami-Dade community. 

In 2010, Cleveland Orchestra collaborations include New World Symphony fellows and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music students, with masterclasses led by members of The Cleveland Orchestra, reading sessions of new music, access to Cleveland Orchestra working rehearsals, and an upcoming event at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami.  In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Orchestra continues to provide Education Concerts for fifth-grade students, Musical Rainbows for younger school children, and high-school coachings for older students, plus a Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert. 

The Orchestra’s residency activities in Miami are conceived and made possible with the leadership of the Musical Arts Association of Miami, the Miami-based board governing the Orchestra’s Miami Residency.
Details of The Cleveland Orchestra 2011 Miami Residency will be announced at a later date.
 
Tokyo Residency and Asian Tour
Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra will embark on their tenth international tour together this fall, performing in Japan and South Korea.  Mitsuko Uchida will join the Orchestra in Japan.  The eight-concert, four-city tour begins with a performance in Sapporo, Japan, on November 10 and ends with a program at the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea on November 21.  The centerpiece of the tour is a Cleveland Orchestra Residency at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, with four concerts at the acclaimed venue.  More tour details are available in a separate release.

Indiana University Residency
In January 2011, The Cleveland Orchestra will participate in an intensive residency at Indiana University.  The IU Jacobs School of Music and IU Auditorium have partnered to present a concert during IU Auditorium’s season of events and to broaden the orchestra’s visit to bring additional learning opportunities to students on campus and in the community.  The IU Residency will include masterclasses, coachings, arts administration seminars, and other community and educational activities.  Plans call for every principal musician in The Cleveland Orchestra to teach a class for IU students; students will also have an opportunity to take part in side-by-side rehearsals with The Cleveland Orchestra.

Carnegie Hall and United States Tour
The Orchestra will tour in February to Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on February 1, and to Symphony Center in Chicago on February 2.  The Orchestra will appear in two programs at Carnegie Hall in New York, on February 4 and 5. At the end of the tour, the Orchestra performs at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on February 6.  Franz Welser-Möst will lead all performances, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard will appear as soloist in four of the five programs on the tour.

Alternate Concert Formats Welcome Audiences Seeking New and Different Experiences
The Fridays@7 concert series continues with five programs in 2010-11, following its success in attracting new audiences in 2009-10.  More than 800 new ticket buyers have attended the new series thus far in the 2009-10 season.  The format is an hour-long Orchestra concert at the early start time, followed by entertaining and diverse styles of world music featuring international musicians, along with food and drink in a casual atmosphere. In the 2010-11 season, Franz Welser-Möst, Pinchas Steinberg, and Jiří Bĕlohlávek will conduct concerts in the Fridays@7 series.

 As part of the popular Musically Speaking series, an HD presentation of Holst’s The Planets will feature breathtaking NASA images projected on a giant screen during the performance.  The complete work includes Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.  The series also includes a Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score® program of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and a full performance of baroque and classical works led by Ton Koopman, featuring cellist Steven Isserlis, with a preview discussion prior to the performance. 

The Celebrity Series will continue in 2010-11, spotlighting diverse artists and repertoire, embracing many genres.  Guest artists and repertoire for the series will be announced in August.  More people will attend the Celebrity Series per concert than any other series offered by the Orchestra in 2009-10.
 
Subscription and Ticket Information
A variety of subscription options will be available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday concerts.  Subscriptions will go on sale March 22.  Tickets to individual performances go on sale in August.  For more information, call the Ticket Office at (216) 231-1111 or (800) 686-1141 or visit us online at www.clevelandorchestra.com. 

The Severance Hall Ticket Office and Subscription Office are located on street level in the Smith Lobby.  The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along the west side of the building, on East Boulevard.  Severance Hall Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office will be open three hours prior to each performance).  Severance Hall Subscription Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Ana Papakhian, (216) 231-7476 / Email: anap@clevelandorchestra.com
Jennifer Schlosser, (216) 231-7518 / Email: jschlosser@clevelandorchestra.com

2010-11 Season at Severance Hall  

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 23 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 25 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus

TAKEMITSU  Dream/Window – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
BACH  Mass in F major, BWV 233 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
DEBUSSY  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring 

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 2 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

BRITTEN  “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes
BRITTEN  Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
BRUCKNER   Symphony No. 7

Friday, OCTOBER 1 at 7 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Fridays@7

TAKEMITSU  Dream/Window
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)

Thursday, OCTOBER 7 at 8 p.m.
Friday, OCTOBER 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, OCTOBER 10 at 3 p.m.
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano – Severance Hall debut
 
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 3
RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
RAVEL  La Valse

Thursday, OCTOBER 21 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 23 at 8 p.m.
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

BRAHMS  Academic Festival Overture
HINDEMITH   Symphony, “Mathis der Maler”
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Friday, OCTOBER 22 at 11 a.m.
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

HINDEMITH   Symphony, “Mathis der Maler”
BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”)

Thursday, OCTOBER 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, OCTOBER 30 at 8 p.m.
Andrew Davis, conductor
William Preucil, violin
Christopher Maltman, baritone
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

HAYDN   Symphony No. 22 (“The Philosopher”) – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Five Mystical Songs
MOZART   Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Toward the Unknown Region – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES

Thursday, NOVEMBER 4 at 8 p.m.
Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello – Severance Hall debut

RAVEL  Alborada del gracioso
PINTSCHER  Reflections on Narcissus, for cello and orchestra – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
RAVEL  Ma Mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”)
DUKAS  The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

November 10 – 21, 2010
The Cleveland Orchestra
Tokyo Residency and Asian Tour
Details are provided in a separate news release.

Saturday, NOVEMBER 27 at 8 p.m.
Hans Graf, conductor
Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

SAARIAHO  Asteroid 4179: Toutatis – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MOZART  Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”), K. 551
HOLST  The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Sunday, NOVEMBER 28 at 3 p.m.
Hans Graf, conductor
Women of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Musically Speaking

SAARIAHO  Asteroid 4179: Toutatis – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MOZART  Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”), K. 551
HOLST  The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Thursday, DECEMBER 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, DECEMBER 4 at 8 p.m.
Pinchas Steinberg, conductor
Franklin Cohen, clarinet

NICOLAI   Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
NIELSEN   Clarinet Concerto
MAHLER   Symphony No. 1

Friday, DECEMBER 3 at 7 p.m.
Pinchas Steinberg, conductor

Fridays@7
 NICOLAI   Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
MAHLER   Symphony No. 1

Thursday, JANUARY 6 at 8 p.m.
Friday, JANUARY 7 at 11 a.m.
Saturday, JANUARY 8 at 8 p.m.
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Richard King, horn

Program to be announced
Thursday, JANUARY 13 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, JANUARY 15 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Radu Lupu, piano

WAGNER   Overture to Tannhäuser
SCHUMANN   Piano Concerto
R. STRAUSS   Ein Heldenleben

Friday, JANUARY 14 at 7 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

Fridays@7 

WAGNER   Overture to Tannhäuser
R. STRAUSS   Ein Heldenleben

Thursday, JANUARY 20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, JANUARY 22 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

R. STRAUSS:  “Träumerei am Kamin” from Intermezzo
– FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
HOSOKAWA  Woven Dreams – U.S. PREMIERE
BARTÓK   Piano Concerto No. 2
BARTÓK   Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

Friday, JANUARY 21 at 11 a.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

HOSOKAWA  Woven Dreams – U.S. PREMIERE
BARTÓK   Piano Concerto No. 2
R. STRAUSS:  “Träumerei am Kamin” from Intermezzo
– FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES

Friday, FEBRUARY 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, FEBRUARY 13 at 3 p.m.
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

MUSSORGSKY  Prelude to Khovanshchina
SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY  Manfred Symphony

Thursday, FEBRUARY 17 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 19 at 8 p.m.
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 7
SZYMANOWSKI  Violin Concerto No. 1
NIELSEN  Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

Friday, FEBRUARY 18 at 11 a.m.
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

SZYMANOWSKI  Violin Concerto No. 1
NIELSEN  Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

Thursday, FEBRUARY 24 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 26 at 8 p.m.
Andrey Boreyko, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Robert Walters, english horn

BARTÓK  Suite from The Wooden Prince
VASKS  English Horn Concerto – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Sunday, FEBRUARY 27 at 3 p.m.
Andrey Boreyko, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut

Musically Speaking – Beyond the Score®

PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5

Thursday, MARCH 10 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, MARCH 12 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

DVOŘÁK  Te Deum – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
MAHLER  Symphony No. 4

Saturday, MARCH 19 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, MARCH 22 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, MARCH 24 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, MARCH 27 at 3 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone (Don Giovanni)
Eva Mei, soprano (Donna Anna) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Malin Hartelius, soprano (Donna Elvira)
Ruben Drole, baritone (Leporello)
Shawn Mathey, tenor (Don Ottavio) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Martina Janková, soprano (Zerlina)
Reinhard Mayr, baritone (Masetto) – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Alfred Muff, bass-baritone (Commendatore)
Cleveland Orchestra Opera Chorus

MOZART   Don Giovanni, K. 527 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
                    (Sung in Italian with English supertitles)

Thursday, MARCH 31 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 2 at 8 p.m.
Jiří Bĕlohlávek, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Horacio Gutiérrez, piano

HAYDN  Symphony No. 96 (“Miracle”)
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7

Friday, APRIL 1 at 7 p.m.
Jiří Bĕlohlávek, conductor – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Horacio Gutiérrez, piano

Fridays@7

RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7

Thursday, APRIL 21 at 8 p.m.
Friday, APRIL 22 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 23 at 8 p.m.
Kurt Masur, conductor
David Fray, piano – Severance Hall debut

MENDELSSOHN  Overture, “The Hebrides” (“Fingal’s Cave”)
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 4

Thursday, APRIL 28 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, APRIL 30 at 8 p.m.
Ton Koopman, conductor

BACH  Suite No. 1 for Orchestra, BWV 1066
BACH  Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, BWV 1046
HANDEL  Suite from Music for the Royal Fireworks
MOZART  Symphony No. 25, K. 183

Friday, MAY 6 at 11 a.m.
Ton Koopman, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello

C.P.E. BACH  Sinfonia in D major, Wq. 183, No. 1 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
C.P.E. BACH  Cello Concerto in A major, Wq. 172 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
HAYDN  Symphony No. 98

Sunday, MAY 8 at 3 p.m.
Ton Koopman, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello

Musically Speaking 

C.P.E. BACH  Sinfonia in D major, Wq. 183, No. 1 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
C.P.E. BACH  Cello Concerto in A major, Wq. 172 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
C.P.E. BACH  Sinfonia in G major, Wq. 183, No. 4 – FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES
HAYDN  Symphony No. 98

Thursday, MAY 12 at 8 p.m.
Friday, MAY 13 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 14 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin – Severance Hall debut

BERG  Violin Concerto
BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 5

Thursday, MAY 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 21 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

ADAMS  Guide to Strange Places
HAYDN  Piano Concerto in D major
STRAVINSKY  Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8

Friday, MAY 20 at 11 a.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

ADAMS  Guide to Strange Places
HAYDN  Piano Concerto in D major
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 8

Thursday, MAY 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, MAY 28 at 8 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute
Malin Hartelius, soprano
Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano
Martin Mitterrutzner, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone – Cleveland Orchestra debut
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

WIDMANN  Flute Concerto – WORLD PREMIERE
ROSSINI  Stabat Mater

Friday, MAY 27 at 7 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Joshua Smith, flute
eighth blackbird – Cleveland Orchestra debut

Fridays@7

ADAMS  Doctor Atomic Symphony
WIDMANN  Flute Concerto – WORLD PREMIERE
HIGDON  On a Wire – Concerto for eighth blackbird and Orchestra
– FIRST CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE

New Centrediscs CD: 3 Concerti Just Released

PIANIST CHRISTINA PETROWSKA QUILICO PLAYS

CONCERTI BY THREE CANADIAN WOMEN COMPOSERS 

Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, long a champion of the music of contemporary composers, particularly those of her native Canada, performs works by three Canadian women composers for piano and orchestra, in 3 Concerti, a new Centrediscs release from the Canadian Music Centre.

The new CD (CMCCD 15610) features compositions by Alexina Louie, Larysa Kuzmenko and Violet Archer (1913-2000).  They were recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio over the past two decades.  

3 Concerti marks Petrowska Quilico’s 23rd CD, and seventh on the Centrediscs label.   

The CD features the following, all with Petrowska Quilico as piano soloist:

Alexina Louie: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1984) with the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Alex Pauk.

Violet Archer: Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra (1956) with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.

Larysa Kuzmenko: Piano Concerto (1995, rev. 1996) with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste.  

CDs can be ordered through the Canadian Music Centre, www.musiccentre.ca or via www.petrowskaquilico.com.  

The 3 Concerti project came as result of the Gender and Performance graduate course that Petrowska Quilico teaches at Toronto’s York University. “I wanted the students to hear the brilliance of Canadian women composers, especially in live performance,” she said. “Thanks to CBC producer David Jaeger, I had recordings of several concerts in which I had premiered women’s concerti. From those recordings we chose works that are very different in their compositional styles, yet in which each features a virtuoso piano part.” 

Since playing her first concerto – Haydn’s D Major – at age 10, Christina Petrowska Quilico has performed an impressive range of repertoire for piano and orchestra, from Bach and Beethoven to Bartok, Gershwin, and Canadians Glenn Buhr, the three women on the new CD, and more.   

The Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers honored Petrowska Quilico with The 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award.  A national jury recognized her “for her dedication to Canadian contemporary classical music as well as her unwavering support of this country’s composing community. Throughout her exceptional performing and recording career, Christina Petrowska Quilico has had a profound impact on Canada’s classical music community from coast to coast.”  She was also among Canadian artists honored by the CMC on its 50th anniversary in November 2009 at the National Arts Centre, and performed Glass Houses by Ann Southam at the special concert celebrating the occasion.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM OF THE FEATURED CONCERTI AND PERFORMANCES:

Violet Archer Concerto:

In his essay on Violet Archer for the book Contemporary Canadian Composers (Oxford University Press), critic Kenneth Winters calls the Archer concerto, “a masterpiece and a genuine concerto in terms of display and dynamics.” He refers to the “ease and virtuosity” of both piano and orchestra in the “propulsive opening movement,” the “pensive and lyrical” middle movement, and the “vigorous” finale, which “leaves the listener mildly appalled that a work of this calibre should be played so seldom.”

Larysa Kuzmenko Concerto:

The concerto, a CBC commission, drew standing ovations when Petrowska Quilico performed it with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Bramwell Tovey at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, and again with the Toronto Symphony under Jukka-Pekka Saraste.  Elissa Poole wrote in the Globe and Mail of the “classically virtuoso performance by soloist Christina Petrowska Quilico. Kuzmenko returned to the grandiose gestures of the romantic piano concerto.”  The Toronto Star’s William Littler described the concerto’s “broad, sweeping gestures and strong melodic profile of a concerto in the romantic tradition. With the considerable help of its soloist, the nimble-fingered Christina Petrowska Quilico, it was the undoubted hit of the evening.”

Alexina Louie Concerto:

Petrowska Quilico twice performed this work with Alex Pauk conducting – first with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and again with the Esprit Orchestra.  William Littler of the Toronto Star noted “that able champion of the contemporary keyboard literature, Christina Petrowska Quilico, applied the proverbial hammer and tongs to a piano part full of cluster chords, glissandos and runs, surrounded by enough orchestral goings-on in rapidly changing metres to keep conductor Alex Pauk working overtime….  The concerto in its deliberately big-boned, splashily and often exotically (complete with lion’s roar and Chinese gongs) scored...it has life, color and drama enough to keep the ear wondering what is going to happen next.”

The Globe and Mail’s Robert Everett-Green called it, “a large-scale exercise in grand-manner composition, a piece that nearly bursts the bounds of the chamber-sized orchestra for which it was written,” while reflecting the composer’s “project of bringing into the mainstream of progressive music the sounds of her Chinese heritage….  The pianist, Christina Petrowska Quilico, gave a committed reading of the virtuoso solo part, which makes some fairly athletic demands of the performer.”  



Thursday, March 25, 2010

La SCENA Spring 2010 - La Scena Musicale April 2010 Issue


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The Music Scene Winter 2010

Hello!

La SCENA is pleased to feature on its Spring 2010 cover the musical comedy staging of Belles-Sœurs by Daniel Bélanger and René Richard Cyr, based on the theatrical classic by Michel Tremblay. The Arthur LeBlanc Quartet will be the feature of our April La Scena Musicale issue, which readers will find within the La SCENA. Paying subscribers will also receive an exclusive free CD of the Arthur LeBlanc Quartet's recordings of Shostakovich quartets.

Our jazz section will be featuring a sneak peak at the upcoming Miles Davis exhibit at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal. In our arts pages, readers will find La SCENA in conversation with Maurice Forget, Wajdi Mouawad, Gabor Szilasi, and many more.

To help plan your summer months, we will also be offering our annual international arts festivals guide. In La SCENA, you will also find a comprehensive arts calendar as well as detailed previews on all the dance, theatre, visual arts, and cinema events you won't want to miss.

There is much more in store for you this issue, including of course our monthly world music section, our musical events and concert calendars, and our reviews.

The deadline for advertising for this issue is March 26 with artwork due on March 29.


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Wah Keung Chan
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La Scena Musicale
La SCENA
The Music Scene


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La Scena Musicale
 April 2010

/ La SCENA Spring 2010
  • On the Cover (La SCENA): Daniel Bélanger, René Richard Cyr, and Michel Tremblay
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

La SCENA numéro de printemps 2010 / La Scena Musicale avril 2010



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LSM Sept 2009

The Music Scene Hiver 2010

Bonjour !

La SCENA est heureuse de mettre en couverture de son numéro de printemps 2010 le spectacle musical Belles-Sœurs de Daniel Bélanger et René Richard Cyr, basé sur la pièce classique de Michel Tremblay. Le Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc sera en vedette dans le numéro d’avril de La Scena Musicale, que les lecteurs trouveront à l’intérieur de La SCENA. Les abonnés payants recevront également un CD exclusif gratuit de l’enregistrement par le Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc de quatuors de Chostakovitch.

Notre section jazz jettera un premier regard sur l’exposition Miles Davis à venir au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Dans nos pages sur les arts, les lecteurs trouveront des entrevues avec Maurice Forget, Wajdi Mouawad, Gabor Szilasi et beaucoup d’autres.

Pour vous aider à planifier votre été, nous incluons notre guide international annuel des festivals d’art. Dans La SCENA, vous trouverez aussi un calendrier des arts complet ainsi que des aperçus détaillés des événements en danse, en théâtre, en arts visuels et en cinéma que vous ne voudrez pas rater.

Ce numéro regorge d’autres bonnes choses, dont bien sûr notre section mensuelle sur la musique du monde, nos calendriers des événements musicaux et concerts et nos critiques de disques et de livres.

La date de tombée pour les annonces est le 26 mars, les maquettes devant nous parvenir au plus tard le 29 mars.



Salutations amicales,

Wah Keung Chan
Éditeur et rédacteur en chef fondateur
La Scena Musicale
La SCENA
The Music Scene
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La Scena Musicale avril 2010 / La SCENA printemps 2010
  • En couverture (La SCENA) : Daniel Bélanger, René Richard Cyr et Michel Tremblay
  • En couverture (La Scena Musicale) : Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc
  • Sortie : le 1 avril 2010
  • Tombée (publicité) : le 26 mars 2010
  • Maquettes : le 29 mars 2010
  • Tirage : 25 000 exemplaires
  • Québec : 2 500
  • Montréal : 18 500
  • En kiosque : 2 000
  • Abonnements : 2 000
  • Public visé : artistes amateurs et professionnels, passionnés de musique et d’art
  • Contact : 514-948-0509 ou sales@scena.org
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Promotion« Abonnements » de mars – Pourquoi pas s’abonner ?

Jusqu’au 31 mars 2010, les nouveaux abonnés obtiendront une réduction de 10 $ à 15 $ sur un abonnement à LSM s’ils s’abonnent en ligne. Cette économie équivaut à 4 numéros gratuits et l’abonnement comprend des privilèges comme l’accès à la Discothèque Naxos et le téléchargement gratuit de la collection Découverte en format MP3 (10 CD). À noter : à partir de 2010, seuls les abonnés payants recevront le CD Découverte matériel.

Nous recommandons aux lecteurs à l’extérieur du Canada notre option écologique, la Carte verte La SCENA, vendue seulement 25 $/année.

http://scena.org/LaSCENACard/index_fr.html

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NOUVEAU : la Carte verte La SCENA

Tout disponible en ligne
  • Versions électroniques de La Scena Musicale/La SCENA (10 numéros) et The Music Scene(2 numéros)
  • CD Découverte mensuels téléchargeables (10 / année)
  • 39 000 CD @ Discothèque Naxos
  • Réductions
  • Seulement 25 $ (taxes incluses)
  • 514-656-3947, sub@scena.org
  • http://scena.org/LaSCENACard/index_fr.html
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Prochaine activité-bénéfice LSM

Montréal, le jeudi 3 juin 2010 à 20 h
Opéra de Montréal
Massenet : Cendrillon
Distribution: voir ce lien
Billets : 99 $, 71 $, 46 $
Réduction de 10 % pour les abonnés de La Scena Musicale
À noter : autres dates disponibles sur demande.

Réservations : 514-656-3947, sub@scena.org

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Lancement du Fonds de dotation LSM

Notre demande au programme de subventions de contrepartie, Placement Culture, a été officiellement approuvée. Par conséquent, le gouvernement du Québec versera 1,50 $ pour chaque dollar de don reçu par LSM. Le programme Placement Culture exige que La Scène Musicale crée un fonds de dotation. Notre objectif est de recueillir 100 000 $ au cours des douze prochains mois. Si l’on y ajoute la subvention de contrepartie du gouvernement, le montant du fonds s’élèverait à 250 000 $. L’atteinte de cet objectif est d’une extrême importance pour maintenir l'excellence et assurer la survie de nos périodiques, et c’est pourquoi nous annonçons maintenant le lancement de notre campagne 2010 de contributions au fonds de dotation. Veuillez faire un don ou vous joindre à notre comité de financement.

Info : 514-948-2520 ou info@lascena.org

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Dons et bénévoles demandés

La Scena Musicale/The Music Scene est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré qui fait la promotion des arts et de la musique en publiant trois magazines et un site Web. Nous rapprochons les musicien(ne)s et les artistes avec la communauté artistique, les mélomanes et les amateurs d'art. Aidez-nous à poursuivre notre travail avec un don (d'argent ou de biens) ou par du travail bénévole. Communiquez avec nous au 514-948-2520 ou à info@scena.org

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The First Chicago Early Music Festival

CHICAGO EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

April 20 – 25, 2010

 
Inaugural six-day celebration of music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras
at multiple Chicago music venues

The Chicago Early Music Festival debuts as the City’s first festival celebrating music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.  The six-day festival, presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Office of Tourism, represents an unprecedented collaboration amongst the City of Chicago and some of Chicago’s leading ensembles and organizations, including Chicago Opera Theater, University of Chicago Presents, Baroque Band, International Music Foundation, and the Newberry Consort. 

The Chicago Early Music Festival features free and ticketed performances, workshops, and master classes by internationally renowned musicians in venues throughout the city. 

Chicago ensembles have been presenting Early Music for some time, but this exciting new festival takes it to a new level, showcasing our city’s Early Music community and bringing in top international performers,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg.  “We hope that residents and tourists alike will enjoy this historic and truly wonderful music.”

The Chicago Early Music Festival will present music spanning five centuries- from the 14th until the mid-18th century.  Early Music is a term commonly used to describe Western classical music before the time of Mozart, encompassing Medieval chant, the late Baroque masterworks of Handel and Bach, and everything in between.  Pioneers like Wanda Landowska and Arnold Dolmetsch paved the way for a resurgence of interest in Early Music in the mid-20th century, with the rediscovery of historical instruments and long-lost techniques of playing them.  Now, sixty years later, Early Music has finally entered the musical mainstream, with ensembles all over the world playing and singing this music.

For updates to the schedule and more information, visit www.ChicagoEarlyMusicFest.org or call the hotline at 312.742.1938.

SCHEDULE OF CONCERTS

The English Nightingale: Virtuoso Recorder Music from Renaissance to Romantic
Piers Adams, Recorders; Howard Beach, Harpsichord
Tuesday, April 20, 12:15 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
A self-styled modern Pied Piper, British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams performs music spanning four centuries with duo-partner, harpsichordist Howard Beach.  The incredibly diverse program includes renaissance selections by Bassano and Van Eyck, tracing the development of the sonata through Castello, Corelli, and J.S. Bach before arriving at the 19th century with a set of variations by Ernst Kraehmer.

Being Dufay
Tuesday, April 20, 7:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St

Admission: Free

The hauntingly beautiful Being Dufay combines early music with some of today’s most cutting-edge digital techniques in a lush, harmonic sound world. Sound artist Ambrose Field realizes his own score, a mesmerizing series of electronic soundscapes, with former Hilliard Ensemble tenor John Potter’s expressive rendition of vocal fragments by 15th century composer Guillaume Dufay. 

Dame Myra Hess Concert: A Musical Voyage: Baroque Music from Italy, Germany & France
Brandi Berry, baroque violin; Anna Steinhoff, baroque cello; Jason Moy, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 21, 12:15 pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St

Admission: Free
Embark on a journey through 18th century Italy, Germany, and France with violinist Brandi Berry, cellist Anna Steinhoff, and harpsichordist Jason Moy, in this program of violin sonatas by Arcangelo Corelli and J.S. Bach, and an exquisite but rarely-heard chaconne of Jacques Morel.  Dame Myra Hess Concerts are a celebrated series of weekly concerts featuring solo and ensemble classical music performed by young musicians. Produced by the International Music Foundation and supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the concerts are broadcast live on WFMT (98.7 FM). 

Baroque Band: Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico
Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St
Admission: $35; seniors $30; students $15 at 312.235.2368
Chicago’s period instrument orchestra, Baroque Band, presents Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico (The Harmonic Inspiration) in the exquisite sanctuary of St. James Cathedral.  Violinist Garry Clarke leads the ensemble in scintillating performances of eight concerti from Vivaldi’s popular and influential collection that features solo cello, and at times, up to four solo violins. 

Ensemble Lipzodes: Shakespeare & the Bassano Family
Thursday, April 22, 12:15 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
Ensemble Lipzodes presents a program inspired by the relationship between Shakespeare and the Bassano family, and their trip to Venice together at the end of 1593.  Famous as performers and instrument makers for the royal courts and churches of English and Italy, the Bassanos are thought to have invented the dulcian family of instruments featured in this concert. The program includes sonnets about the Emilia Bassano, the “Dark Lady”, and quotations from The Merchant of Venice inspired by the Bassano family.

Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord
Thursday, April 22, 7:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St
Admission: Free
Harpsichordist and fortepianist Mitzi Meyerson returns to her native Chicago to present a recital of solo harpsichord music.  Meyerson is one of the world’s most highly regarded early keyboard specialists, with over 50 internationally-acclaimed recordings; a busy teaching schedule at the esteemed Universität der Künste in Berlin, where she is Professor of Harpsichord; and numerous concert engagements both as a solo artist and with her ensemble, The Bottom Line, which is dedicated to the performance of repertoire for bass and continuo instruments. 

Baroque Dance Performance: Paige Whitley-Bauguess with the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble
Friday, April 23, 12:15 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess interprets, recreates, and performs baroque theatre dance in venues all over the world.  She is accompanied in this performance by the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble, one of Chicago’s newest, rising-star period instrument ensembles founded by violinist Brandi Berry and oboist Curtis Foster.

Liber Ensemble: Crowned with Laurels presented by University of Chicago Presents
Friday, April 23, 7:30 pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave
Admission: $32; $5 students with valid ID at 773.702.8068
Founded in 1996, vocal ensemble Liber (formerly Liber unUsualis) has soared to prominence for its warm, compelling, and assured performances of medieval and early-renaissance music. The ensemble's mastery of medieval vocal technique and inventive programming have drawn enthusiastic audiences throughout the United States and Europe. This 4-voice program explores the extraordinary repertoire of 14th century Italy and France in settings of poetry by Petrarch, Sacchetti, Boccaccio, and others.

Fair Orianna: Early Movie with Early Music presented by The Newberry Consort
Saturday, April 24, 12 pm
Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave
Admission: $25 at 312.255.3610
Sarah Bernhardt’s 1912 silent movie, Elizabeth I, is accompanied by music performed by The Newberry Consort, one of the Chicago area’s longest running and most successful early music ensembles.  Soprano Ellen Hargis joins the ensemble of viols and violin in an original soundtrack of Elizabethan music compiled by the Consort’s director, David Douglass.

Overtures
Saturday, April 24, 12:15 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St

Admission: Free

A concert showcasing the next generation of early music stars including performers from Northwestern University, DePaul University, Midwest Young Artists, and the Music Institute of Chicago.

Chicago Opera Theater: Giasone
Saturday, April 24, 7:30 pm
Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St
Admission: $30 - $120 at 312.704.8414
Francesco Cavalli’s at-times bawdy adaptation of the myth of Jason and his Argonauts made Giasone one of the 17th century’s most popular operas.  Led by critically acclaimed early music conductor and harpsichordist Christian Curnyn and the gifted young Australian director Justin Way, this production marks the premiere performance of Giasone by a professional opera company in Chicago.  Giasone kicks off Chicago Opera Theater’s trilogy of Baroque operas exploring the tragic character of Jason’s wife, Medea, in its next three seasons

Sunday Salon Series: Fêtes Galantes
Trio Settecento
Sunday, April 25, 3 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St

Admission: Free

Period instrument ensemble Trio Settecento combines the virtuosic talents of  Rachel Barton Pine (violin), John Mark Rozendaal (viola da gamba/‘cello), and David Schrader (harpsichord/organ)in "... some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years" (Chicago Tribune).  Their French Baroque program includes festive music by Marais and Forqueray, virtuoso sonatas of Leclair and Rebel, one of Rameau’s Pieces de Clavecin en Concert, and a suite from Francois Couperin’s Concert Royaux.

By a Celestial Fountain: Music of William Byrd presented by The Newberry Consort
Sunday, April 25, 7 pm
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 126 E. Chestnut St
Admission: $25; students $5 at 312.255.3610
Presented by the Newberry Consort
The Newberry Consort’s viols and singers are joined by keyboardist David Schrader in music by the foremost Elizabethan composer, William Byrd. This concert honors the late musicologist, Howard Mayer Brown, whose scores and instruments were bequeathed to the Newberry Library, and includes his favorite works performed on instruments from his collection.

 

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

In addition to the events listed below, several of the concerts will be accompanied by a pre-concert lecture.  Visit www.chicagoearlymusicfest.org for more information.

Ensemble Lipzodes: Performing Medieval Song
Thursday, April 22, 2:30 – 5 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free, reservations required to participate in class 312.742.TIXS (8497)
The musicians of Ensemble Lipzodes present a workshop on the performance of vocal repertoire from the Middle Ages.  All are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary!

Paige Whitley-Bauguess: Early Dance Class
Friday, April 23, 2 – 4:15 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free, reservations required to participate in class 312.742.TIXS (8497)
Come experience the intricacies of this popular 17th and 18th century art form in a class given by Baroque dance specialist Paige Whitley-Bauguess.  The musicians of the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble provide the musical accompaniment.  All are welcome, and no prior experience is necessary!

Performance Practice Panel
Presented by Chicago Opera Theater
Thursday, April 22, 1:15 – 2:15pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
An esteemed panel including Giasone conductor Christian Curnyn, University of Chicago Professor Robert Kendrick, Chicago Opera Theater stage director Andrew Eggert, and Baroque violinist Nadja Zwiener discuss early music performance practice.    

 

SCHEDULE OF MASTER CLASSES

 

To participate in any of the master classes, check the festival’s website at www.chicagoearlymusicfest.org for application information.  All are welcome to listen and enjoy the music.

Piers Adams, recorder

Tuesday, April 20, 2 – 4:30 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St

Admission: Free

Come hear some talented, up-and-coming recorder players!  British recorder virtuoso Piers Adams gives a free master class at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. 
This event is supported in part by the American Recorder Society, Chicago Chapter.

Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord
Wednesday, April 21, 2 – 3:30pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson, a Chicago native, is a world-renowned early keyboard specialist based in Germany, where she is Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. 

Nadja Zwiener, violin
Presented by Chicago Opera Theater
Wednesday, April 21, 3:30 – 5 pm
Enclosed stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave at Washington St
Admission: Free
German-born violinist Nadja Zwiener is a frequent soloist and concertmaster with some of the leading orchestras and period instrument ensembles in Europe, like the English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Arts Florissants and others.