Facebook Live with the Ohio Shakespeare Festival

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.

Cleveland Ovations: Arts Renaissance Tremont

Ralph Curry, cellist for the Amici Quartet, and Chris Haff Paluck, leader of ART. Photo by Mark Satola.

Ralph Curry, cellist for the Amici Quartet, and Chris Haff Paluck, leader of ART. Photo by Mark Satola.

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

First Fridays: North Coast Winds

Mary Kausek (oboe), Emily Rapson (horn), Madeline Lucas (flute), Arleigh Savage (bassoon), Ben Chen (clarinet)

Mary Kausek (oboe), Emily Rapson (horn), Madeline Lucas (flute), Arleigh Savage (bassoon), Ben Chen (clarinet)

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

Cleveland Ovations: Les Délices present Concertos Comiques and Songs Without Words

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.

First Fridays: Andrew Sords and Elizabeth DeMio

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.

First Fridays: in2ative

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.

First Fridays: Gruca White Ensemble

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

Cleveland Ovations: BlueWater Chamber Orchestra

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
Poulenc: Sinfonietta

Encore: "Orkney Wedding, and Sunrise" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Jeff Sandlin, bagpipe
Recorded November 13, 2014

First Fridays: members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

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. 

First Fridays: Ensemble HD

Ensemble HD's mission is to bring classical music to a wide audience, and what better place to do that than at the Happy Dog? That's where they got their name, and today they brought the show to the KeyBank Studio, hosted by Angela Mitchell. In this episode of First Fridays, they played selections from a recent program of theirs called "Cabaret: Between Two World Wars." 

Ensemble HD is: 
Joshua Smith, Principal Flute, The Cleveland Orchestra
Amy Lee, Associate Concertmaster, The Cleveland Orchestra
Frank Rosenwein, Principal Oboe, The Cleveland Orchestra
Charles Bernard, Assistant Principal Cello, The Cleveland Orchestra
Joanna Zakany, Viola, The Cleveland Orchestra
Christna Dahl, Piano, faculty at Stony Brook University

Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano, 3rd movement
Reger: Suite in G Minor for Solo Viola, 1st movement
Holst: Terzetto for Flute, Oboe and Viola
Varèse: Density 21.5 for Solo Flute
Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, 1st movement

Star Wars: The Score Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the biggest movie of all time in the United States. The soundtrack is an original score by John Williams, who has written the music for all 7 Star Wars movies, plus other classics like Indiana Jones, E.T., Home Alone, and many, many more. Brett Mitchell, Associate Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, is a die-hard fan of John Williams and Star Wars, so WCLV invited him to the KeyBank Studio to take us through the score.