CityMusic Cleveland's 2011-12 season begins
Jan Vogler. Photo by Uwe Arens
CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra has been called “a potent force on the artistic scene in Northeast Ohio” by Donald Rosenberg in Symphony Magazine. “CityMusic Cleveland is unique," wrote Rosenberg. "It is an orchestra of exceptional quality, with internationally distinguished artistic leadership, and outstanding professional musicians. As always CityMusic is unorthodox, innovative, and successful as reflected in their new upcoming season, introducing audiences to superb soloists, conductors and great works of beloved composers making the programs accessible in beautiful, gemlike, churches in and around Cleveland drawing some 20,000 people each season.”
The opening concert of CityMusic's 2011-12 season will begin with guest conductor, Ryan McAdams, the first-ever recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award. He is the music director of the prestigious New York Youth Symphony, whose former music directors include Leonard Slatkin, David Alan Miller and Miguel Harth-Bedoya. This is McAdams' debut in Cleveland.
Cellist Jan Vogler, also in his Cleveland debut, will be the soloist. He is the general director of the Dresden Musikfestspiele and founder and artistic director of the Moritz Chamber Music Festival. A prolific and multi-award recording artist, Vogler has won awards for his recording with the New York Philharmonic, and for his critically acclaimed recording performing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 1, and Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” with The Knights Orchestra.
CityMusic’s program includes: Beethoven’s Leonore Overture, No.3, Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto for Orchestra, and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, no. 104. CityMusic’s concerts provide access to vibrant orchestral music.
No tickets are required; concerts are free.
The Cleveland Heights performance is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7.30 p.m.; Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd. Visit www.citymusiccleveland.org for other concert locations.
Eugenia Strauss is executive director of CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.