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Since 2008, the Jubilation Church Choir Festival has celebrated the unique contribution choirs make to their communities of worship.  No longer a competition, the 10th Anniversary edition of the Festival, is open to all church choirs in Northeast Ohio.  Jubilation will take place Thursday, May 11 at 8:00pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and will be […]
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Tuesday Musical is accepting on-line applications through February 1 for its 2017 Scholarship Competition to be held in Akron on March 25. The competition is open to college and university music performance and/or music education majors who are Ohio residents or who are enrolled at an Ohio academic institution. Categories include music education, brass, classical guitar, organ, piano, strings, […]
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The auditioned adult choral ensemble of approximately 30 singers in Lakewood, OH seeks a music director beginning September 2017. This is a part-time, independent contractor position. The director will program, rehearse, and conduct winter and spring concerts, plus occasional, additional performances. Full position description available here. Application deadline: February 17, 2017 or until filled.
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by Daniel Hathaway The 21-year-old Mozart planned to take Paris by storm on his second visit in 1778, but he chiefly succeeded in alienating colleagues and patrons alike with his arrogance. The composer fared far better on Sunday afternoon, January 22 at Plymouth Church, when Les Délices presented “Mozart in Paris,” a program that surrounded […]
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by Daniel Hathaway Charismatic conductor and motivational speaker Benjamin Zander made the most recent of his periodic appearances with the Akron Symphony Orchestra on January 21 at E.J. Thomas Hall. The all-Beethoven program featured the Ninth Symphony and the Third Piano Concerto with soloist HaeSun Paik. Zander plus Beethoven plus the Ninth Symphony guaranteed a […]
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by Daniel Hathaway The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center launched a seven-city tour of Piano Quartets with its January 17 concert at Plymouth Church for the Cleveland Chamber Music Society. Large-scale, early works by Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms received masterful performances from pianist Alessio Bax, violinist Ani Kavafian, violist Yura Lee, and cellist […]
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by Mike Telin “Philip Glass is turning 80 on the 31st of this month, and I thought that was certainly cause for tipping the cap to one of the most famous composers of our time,” said Tom Welsh, Cleveland Museum of Art’s Director of Performing Arts, during a recent telephone conversation. “As a composer, Glass […]
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by Daniel Hathaway Karel Paukert has made his mark on Cleveland’s classical music life as Curator of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, a post he held from 1974-2004, and as organist and choirmaster of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, a position he inherited in 1979 and in which he continues […]
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by Daniel Hathaway Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry will journey to Berea this week to conduct a residency and play a concert at Baldwin Wallace University. The ensemble of string players, who perform without conductor, share all aspects of decision-making among the membership, a process the orchestra will […]
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by Mike Telin In today’s classical music world, there are many ways to define the term “modern music,” with all its cross-pollinations of styles and genres,” Imani Winds bassoonist Monica Ellis said during a recent telephone interview. “I think this program has an overriding commonality of modernism, yet that is expressed in so many different […]
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