Angela welcomed classical guitarists Sharon Isbin and Colin Davin to the studio for the November edition of First Fridays. They played selections by Granados, Tárrega, Montaña, Shore, Rodrigo, Lauro, and Gnattali. Listen to the entire program here.
Actors from the Ohio Shakespeare Festival visited WCLV—in costume!—to preview their Family Theatre production "The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, With Music."
Tess Burgler (d’Artagnan, Managing Director) and Joe Pine (Playwright, Athos), spoke on the air with Bill O'Connell. Then, they and Ryan Zarecki (Fight Director, Porthos) and Jason Leupold (Music Director, Aramis) went down to the KeyBank Studio for a Facebook Live session, hosted by Angela Mitchell.
Angela Mitchell hosted this episode of Cleveland Ovations, featuring performances from Arts Renaissance Tremont. The concert series is now in its 27th season in residence at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ. The program includes chamber music by Beethoven, Britten, Schumann, and Paul Lansky.
Listen to the entire episode here.
The North Coast Winds, formed in 2013, are made up of five alumni from the Cleveland Institute of Music. They visited the KeyBank Studio for an hour of music and conversation, hosted by WCLV's Angela Mitchell. They performed works by Paquito D'Rivera, Gunther Schuller, Darius Milhaud, and more.
Listen to the entire program here.
On this episode featuring the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, WCLV offered a special tribute to founder and artistic director Carlton Woods, who passed away in February. The program includes some of Carlton's favorite performances over the years. Plus, his colleagues share their favorite memories of him.
Cleveland Opera Theater singers perform selections from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro on this edition of Opera Encore, hosted by Angela Mitchell. They present the entire opera in two performances, April 28 at 7:30 and April 30 at 3:00, at Cleveland Masonic Auditorium.
On this episode of Cleveland Ovations, we were treated to not one, but TWO recent concerts by Les Délices. Concertos Comiques was recorded May 8, 2016, and Songs without Words on October 16, 2016.
Both concerts are presented in full. During intermission, WCLV's Angela Mitchell spoke with Artistic Director Debra Nagy. Listen to the entire program here.
Following a decade in the spotlight, American violinist Andrew Sords has garnered accolades on four continents for his performances combining visceral virtuosity and ravishing tone. Elizabeth DeMio is well known as a collaborative pianist, recitalist and soloist in the Cleveland area. Andrew and Elizabeth visited the KeyBank Studio for an hour of music and conversation with WCLV's Angela Mitchell.
This episode of First Fridays featured in2ative, made up of Kimberly Zaleski and Trevor Kazarian. Classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music, this avant-garde flute/cello duo specializes in an array of musical genres ranging from alternative rock to improvisational jazz and classical. They visited the KeyBank studio for an hour of original music and conversation, hosted by Angela Mitchell.
Schubert: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810
II. Andante con moto
Charles Washington: Midnight Child
On this episode of First Fridays, the Gruca White Ensemble joined WCLV's Angela Mitchell in the KeyBank Studio. Classical guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White offer an entirely new concert experience by alternating the best of the flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of latin, jazz, and rock tunes, and short impromptus.
Listen to the program--which includes the music of Chick Corea, Peter Green, and Bela Bartok--here.
M.U.S.i.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics) is a non-profit organization committed to providing intimate performance opportunities for emerging, world class musicians in Northeast Ohio and beyond. On First Fridays, they performed selections by Glière, Schubert, Handel, Moszkowski, Weill, and Schoenfield.
This concert, recorded Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights, was presented on a recent episode of Cleveland Ovations. Angela Mitchell served as host and producer.
BlueWater Chamber Orchestra
Carlton Woods, Artistic Director and Conductor
Sean Gabriel, flute
Linda White, flute
Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques, Op. 112
Cambini/Parcell: Sinfonia Concertante for Two Flutes and Orchestra
Encore: "Orkney Wedding, and Sunrise" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Jeff Sandlin, bagpipe
Recorded November 13, 2014
Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux joined Angela Mitchell for an hour of music and conversation on this episode of First Fridays. He played works by Mauro Giuliani, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheny, and lots more. Listen to the entire program here.
On Opera Encore (so named because it aired on WCLV immediately after the Metropolitan Opera broadcast), singers from Cleveland Opera Theater performed selections from Puccini's La Bohème and chatted with WCLV's Angela Mitchell.
For this episode of First Fridays, Angela Mitchell welcomed members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and their mentors from The Cleveland Orchestra. These students were all selected to participate in the COYO Advanced Performance Seminar, in which they work intensely on chamber music.
You can listen here to the entire program, which features chamber music by Shostakovich and Prokofiev.
To celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's upcoming 331st birthday, WCLV presented an hour of live music on this episode of First Fridays. This was in conjunction with Arts Renaissance Tremont's upcoming program, "Bach Birthday Celebration" on Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 West 14th Street in Tremont. Angela Mitchell hosted.