Classical Revolution Cleveland is not really an ensemble or even a roster of musicians, but an idea—the idea of taking classical music and presenting it to audiences in unusual and unconventional ways. Five musicians from CRC appeared recently on First Fridays for a half hour of music and conversation.
The BlueWater Chamber Orchestra is now in its 8th season, and last November, they presented a program called "Lush Autumn Musings" at Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights. Guest conductor Daniel Meyer led a program of works by Ravel, Barber, and Schubert. At intermission, WCLV's Angela Mitchell speaks with soprano Laura Pedersen.
Five students from the Suzuki Guitar Program at The Music Settlement joined Angela Mitchell in the KeyBank Studio to give a sampling of what they have been working on. They were joined by their teacher, Robert Gruca, and Suzuki Department Chair Callista Koh. Listen to or watch the program here.
Aaron Copland called them an "invaluable asset to our present day music scene." Angela Mitchell welcomed the Dorian Wind Quintet to the KeyBank Studio for some music and conversation on Facebook Live. They played Bach's "Little Fugue" and a movement from Amanda Harberg's Suite for Wind Quintet. Watch the entire segment here.
The Efferus String Quartet is the graduate quartet in residence at Kent State University. They have a number of concerts coming up in Northeast Ohio, and visited WCLV to give a preview to our Facebook audience, hosted by Angela Mitchell.
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.